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175915 tn?1189759422
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Ever since I had the RAI on 4/11 I have totally lost my sense of smell.  Has anyone else had this reaction.  I know some people have said their taste buds were affected.  I cannot smell anything.  Perfume , garlic etc....have tried everything now wondering what happened to me?  I had a lobectomy on 2/7 then the TT on 3/21 and the RAI on 4/11.......just have no clue why this has happened.....wondered if anyone else or is it just me?
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209384 tn?1231171906
Totally stumped. =/
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176838 tn?1211463974
Both the National Cancer Institute and Ohio State University Hospital's info on I-131 state that it is common for people to lose their sense of taste or smell for a short while after RAI so apparently you're not the only one out there.  I hope your sense of smell returns soon.
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i have not had radiation. but am hypothyroid and have not been able to smell very well (like only able to smell a bit - if stuff smells really strong) for most of my life. my sense of smell seems to be coming back with treatment on synthroid. i think in some people (like me) it can depend on thyroid levels. i tried taking t4/t3 (armour) for a day and my sense of smell came back - while i was on my way to the medical centre with chest pains and palpitations!!! so sticking with the t4 only and my sense of smell is gradually coming back
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Mine has been heightened! Be lucky you have lost yours, my heightened one has made me queasy at every time i turn around! I have lost the taste some, which is okay with me, makes me less likely to eat :)

How are you other than that kathy?

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