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    Loosing my senses

    Some years ago my sense of smell faded away to the point that now I rarely catch a slight wife of something but mostly just cruise along unaware of anything good or foul. When something good is cooking in the house my appetite is not awakened but I still enjoy food so if there were an easy cure I would probably not take it. One thing I'm curious about is the vomit reflex, but no-one has volunteered to help me test it.

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    I lost most of my sense of smell and taste several years ago after oral surgery.
    Can't say it has bothered me (smell), but I now can eat hot peppers---think ghost peppers, habanero and have no ill effects.
    Crazy how that works!

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    Have you consulted with ENT and Allergy specialists to determine possible causes for your waning sense of smell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Volden View Post
    I lost most of my sense of smell and taste several years ago after oral surgery.
    Can't say it has bothered me (smell), but I now can eat hot peppers---think ghost peppers, habanero and have no ill effects.
    Crazy how that works!

    Bruce
    Doesnít burn on the way out?!

    I love hot things. Iím sure there are people more crazy than I, but I like some pretty hot stuff and doesnít bother me to eat it either. But the burn sure gets amplified on the way out!

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    I too love hot foods, had some Nashville Hot chicken that the wife had to agree before they would let me have an order. Think molten rock hot. I ate the whole order, but give me a glass of lemonade or a plate of spaghetti and they will tear me up.

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    No as a matter in fact. I used to have that problem but it has no effect anymore??
    Maybe the oral surgeon was working n that end too---I wouldn't know as I was sleeping! Ha

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    I got swine flu about 10 years ago and lost most of my sense of taste, and was able to eat peppers (both sweet and hot kinds) for the first time in my life. I had oral surgery about 6 months later and ended up getting my sense of taste all back, and no longer can eat peppers. Go figure. I'm one of those super tasters though, so for me, a sweet bell pepper tastes hotter than a Ghost pepper for normal people.

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    One surgery about 15 years ago, landed me in the hospital for 8 days on morphine.
    I complained to staff that their food carts and trays of food smelled burnt.
    So they bring up the manager of their kitchen.
    She apologized and promised to take extra steps.
    The next morning I got a box of cereal and ,since it sat among hot trays and an enclosed cart, so it was warm. When I tried to eat it all I could sense was a burnt smell.

    According to my Dr. the morphine crossed up my senses. Everything warm or hot smelled burned.
    I continued to experience this for several days after going home and without morphine.
    When the furnace would come on, there was that burnt smell again.

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    My sense of smell has been waining for years. It is odd with bay leaves. My nose can not smell them, but my tongue can feel them more than tasting them.

    They still get used when preparing certain foods.

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    Interestingly, I think my sense of smell has improved in recent years...while my hearing and eyesight have, um...gone the other direction. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bender View Post
    Some years ago my sense of smell faded away to the point that now I rarely catch a slight wife of something but mostly just cruise along unaware of anything good or foul. When something good is cooking in the house my appetite is not awakened but I still enjoy food so if there were an easy cure I would probably not take it. One thing I'm curious about is the vomit reflex, but no-one has volunteered to help me test it.
    My youngest son was born without a sense of smell and other disabilities. He's 35 now and we still check food for him, especially the milk. When he's living on his own I'm going to encourage him to buy small quantities.

    JKJ

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