For at least half of any given day, I'm smelling burning wood and I'm no where near a fire! I would love a physician's opinion in this. Is it remotely common? Typically the sign of something more serious? Time for an MRI?
I don't think it is out of the ordinary for MS'ers to have 'strange' smells as well as the typical strange paraesthesia's. For quite awhile I could smell a really stale smell that everyone assured me wasn't real. It's now gone, but unfortunately my sense of taste went with it :-(
I do not want to frighten you and I am not medically trained, however I have heard that smelling burning can indicate a stroke. I'm sure this is not the case with you, but would strongly advise that you see a Dr, or at least speak to one.
I smell coffee sometimes in certain rooms..............not sure about the stroke idea, Poppy, my husband and I often smell cigarette smoke in a room that no one has smoked in..........only on occasion.......double we would both have a stroke at the same time, LOL
I've not chalked it up to MS, just to wierd stuff......
I have been smelling burning wood for over a month now. It is as if someone lit a fire and did not open the flue. It makes food and drink taste weird as well. I have been told in the past that I had 'sinus disease' based on a CT scan of my face for swelling and pain. I am not experiencing any sinus pain or pressure at this time. have not for a long time. help
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