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    Phantom Smells

    The last couple of Days I have noticed a smoke/ Cigarette smell, even though none are around.

    Doing a search on the internet, just scares the crap outta ya, talking about
    Tumors, Aneurysms, Epilepsy, and Neuro Problems.

    Anyone experience these?

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    I experienced a phantom smell in the gym today, and it wasn't cigarettes. I hate when people cant go to the locker room to do that.
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    Yeah I read about sickness affecting the chemical reaction affecting smells. I am not worried.

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    Well looks like I am going to get an EEG done and am being referred to a neurologist.

    Went to see the Family Doctor. I don't know if I beleive her analysis but she said it sounds like little seizures Guess will wait and see

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    Do you feel anything from this? Good luck Iain and I hope there are no problems.
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    Thanks Jodi.

    Nah don't feel anything in particular. Just the smell of smoke. It makes me feel like I am in a smoky room, even my eyes begin to sting. Right now it is about 1 or 2 times a day for about 20 minutes.

    Smell is a chemical reaction so it could be numerous things. I ain't gonna get in a panic or anything. I don't really trust doctors anyway I probably wouldn't even of gone to the doctor if my wife wasn't pestering me all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel
    The last couple of Days I have noticed a smoke/ Cigarette smell, even though none are around.

    Doing a search on the internet, just scares the crap outta ya, talking about
    Tumors, Aneurysms, Epilepsy, and Neuro Problems.

    Anyone experience these?
    I never heard of that, sounds weird.

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    Your doc is worried about simple partial seizures http://www.edmontonepilepsy.org/seizures.html
    good thing you are checking it out
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    Thanks for the link Bandaidwoman

    Is there anything to be concerned about?

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    Simple partial seizures presenting just as spontaneous smells can be one of the most benign forms of seizures. However, over here, imaging of the head (preferably MRI with contrast) is mandatory since you want to be sure something isn't lurking around the olefactory center in the brain (ie: a mass).aka "George Gershwin syndrome" ...... but your neurologist will most likely be ordering that.
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    I never heard of it before. Did a quick search and found others who have that and are talking about it here:
    http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/...phantom+smells
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    What about phantom tastes?

    All I can taste lately is Vanilla. I think it might be from all of the supps. I am taking.

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    Well just had an EEG today. Nothing really to exciting. Bunch of plates stuck to my head. Open Eyes close eyes Open Eyes, Close Eye, Breath Deep Breath Normal, Push these Buttons.

    Suprised I got an EEG Appointment this quickly. Have to wait to see the neurologist for results. So will have to wait and see.

    The Smells have been deminishing. Last experience was Yesterday AM and only lasted for probably 10 seconds.

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