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phantom odor

I have had a strange "phantom odor" like a sweet perfume but it has no source that I can find. It started yesterday. I tried to think if I had given anyone a hug who was wearing perfume or something. Or, maybe did I use lotion or something unusual... no, I had not. I have changed clothes, showered. I use unscented detergent to wash my clothes, and haven't changed my soaps or shampoos. I spoke with the doctor, she said if I still have it for a week, I will go for a cat scan, having seen nothing much out of the ordinary. Maybe a little swelling and slight redness up my nostrils, mild post nasal drip, which is not that uncommon for me either. I  have other chronic health problems for years including : chronic pain, sarcoidosis, myositis, hyperhydrosis, fibromyalgia, generalized weakness, shortness of breath, two kinds of sleep apnea - Central apnea and obstructive apnea, Central being the dominant of the two. I sleep with a cpap machine and and oxygen concentrator bled into the line. I changed all the tubes and the mask to eliminate any doubt of it coming from them. Well. I guess that is enough for now. Any feed back that may help?
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I had phantom odor for a few months: first the smell of sports cream, later the smell of diesel fuel. I couldn't wait to go to sleep at night to escape the odor. Finally i lost my sense of smell completely for about 5 years. Sinus surgery to remove polyps brought back sense of smell. I no longer have smell hallucinations
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Are you still having phantom odors?  They can be caused by head injury, medication, seizure, tumor, or something just wrong with your smell receptors.  You should see a neurologist if it is still a problem.
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