Post by ScienceGirl on Mar 12, 2021 21:39:44 GMT -6
Just a curiosity! I had Covid back in November and lost my sense of smell. Recovered, everything's fine, but I cannot TOLERATE toothpaste. It's the weirdest thing. Can't smell anything else. We have a new puppy and I can't tell when she needs a bath. Burnt popcorn? Who'd even know it? My daughter left disgusting moldy milk in the sink? Could've fooled me. But toothpaste is RANCID.
Wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this. It's apparently called parosmia, so it happens enough to have a medical name LOL. But I've never heard of anything like this before.
Post by ScintillaMyntan on Mar 13, 2021 8:54:08 GMT -6
Last year I had a few days when my sense of smell was distorted. I tested negative for covid, but I still wonder whether I had it mildly. (Which makes me think I should get tested for antibodies or something before I consider this new vaccine business, which I have some hesitations about).
And the smells during that time were unbearable. I didn't even know it was possible to for a smell to be scary the way a sound or an image could be scary. There was something frightening about the main bad smell I had, which was like a warped, zombified version of the fragrant herbal oil I put on my wrists before bed the night that it started. A whole lot of things distorted to smell like it, and occasionally I would just get a whiff of it randomly every few seconds or so. I even woke up at night once because I suddenly smelled it. There was also another, much more tolerable scent I kept getting, which seemed based on the granola that I ate for breakfast at the time.
Toothpaste wasn't actually particularly bad for me. Do all flavors of toothpaste have that effect for you? The worst for me was when my dad made mushrooms with herbs and it was intolerable. It tasted like a particularly potent version of the stink. Sweet potatoes seemed pretty okay though.
Post by ScienceGirl on Mar 13, 2021 10:22:28 GMT -6
Well we used the green Scope crest and I switched to the white one LOL but it's still bad. I think mint is a problem, maybe, because I can't really stand mint-flavored gum right now, either.
I've heard of other people doing that middle of the night thing. They wouldn't smell anything for days, and then wake up in the middle of the night smelling something strange.
It's really been a wakeup call about how much we use smell. LOL I always check to see if I have put deodorant on before I walk out the door, and now I can't smell it, so I usually end up putting it on twice. And I miss my house smelling clean. But I do not smell the dog's poop, so I suppose that's a blessing!
I've had both doses of the vaccine. The first one I just got a sore arm, and the second I felt like I'd been hit by a bus for two days. They say the being sick is your body creating the antibodies to fight it off, and it's a good thing. But I'd do it again in a heartbeat, because it's so nice to walk around in public and not worry about catching it.
My husband's brother and his wife both had Covid around Christmas, and now neither of them can stand the taste of coffee. Smell is still yummy, but when they taste it they say it's rancid.
Wait, I said. Coffee? Okay, where's my vaccination? B/c if ever coffee is nasty to me, just launch me into the sun. I'm done.
I keep jumping up and down in the crowd, waving my hands wildly, but no one has queued me up yet, so apparently I'm not "essential." That word rings all wrong, too. Brings to mind history lessons of the holocaust. Yikes.
If I had to go through this, it would be a blessing not to be able to smell skunks. We live near a highway and a waterway, so it's like the Autobahn for skunks, so of course they go and get squished and the awfulness just drifts and settles in our house, usually in the middle of the night, so it wakes you up practically choking on skunk butt.
That's a bit of crass humor, but seriously, I am so sorry ya'll are dealing with this aspect of that stupid virus.
Post by ScienceGirl on Mar 13, 2021 19:31:11 GMT -6
Kentucky is on the ball with vaccinations. We are behind in so many ways but they want our kids back in school lol so teachers got to be first in line.
I’m allergic to coffee. Never been past a sip or two. My morning Joe is a local ginger ale soft drink (diet bc I’m diabetic) that’s caffeinated and manufactured less than a mile from my house. But I love the smell. Hmm... wonder if I can smell coffee.
Alatariel: My first time really looking at them all, and I agree! So good!
Oct 17, 2021 10:56:20 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Ack....hate it when I've checked and double checked and even triple checked to make sure all is good, only to find out I submitted an entry that has errors. ACK......
Oct 17, 2021 11:10:56 GMT -6
Alatariel: Always! No matter how many time I read through mine, there will always be something someone picks up on that I missed
Oct 17, 2021 11:32:43 GMT -6
pelwrath: I have learned to accept that I’ll have errors, it’s a given. Only do my best to minimize the number of errors.
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Mazulla: Same here! Why is it we only notice these things once they're submitted?!
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Alatariel: Honestly if it's something small I won't take off points because we're all human.
Oct 17, 2021 13:48:59 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Going to adopt the same policy, Alatariel. Such wise words.
Oct 17, 2021 14:47:20 GMT -6
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Oct 18, 2021 0:48:18 GMT -6
Mazulla: Your 100 word entry is great, Pelwrath. I don't have any ideas nailed down yet. I seem to always think on it a few days and sometimes don't post til the last day.
Oct 18, 2021 11:30:37 GMT -6
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Mazulla: When you're trying to put together some critiques, but your 80-90lb dog keeps throwing himself in your lap... And keeps looking at me and smiling. You can see this goof here: i.imgur.com/8UvQpbD.jpg?1
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Alatariel: OMG that picture Mazulla! I'm dying
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Mazulla: Distracting, isn't it? Haha! He makes it so hard to ignore him.
Oct 18, 2021 16:44:14 GMT -6
pelwrath: Don’t know if he’s laughing or barring his teeth to protect the computer.
Oct 18, 2021 20:04:57 GMT -6
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Oct 18, 2021 21:11:03 GMT -6