I did want to add, I do smell a faint smell of oranges of anything I eat or try to smell, even my own cologne. They have been giving me Cipro for bacterial problems, I was wondering if they might be missing a viral without a culture?
Actually loss of smell is one of the complaints regarding cipro... check into leviquin, which is cipro
I loss my taste and smell way before cipro. I wasn't taking anything for sinus at the time except astelin and nasalnex once a day and an occasional sinus rinse.
Is there another forum that has more activity. This is not what I expected respectfully.
Nose sprays have been linked to that too. My father is a fan of RhinoCort... he can't smell anything either.
The other thing that comes to mind is a tumor.
I think I would pick the ladder of the two.
Tumor sounds exciting. How does one find out if you have one?
Today just turned out to be a bad day for me. Blurred vision, fatigue, neck aches, weakness you name it. I'm sitting behind a computer for a living, but not living to my best health. I don't know where to turn. I can't figure where to start and keep a job. I have two in college and at 51 in a professional job I can't retire and don't have enough vacation to keep taking off. I guess I was hoping to find the magic solution on a forum. So far it looks like too many variables of why. So if I get the surgery to help take the frequent infections down will I still not be able to taste or smell. Doctors I see can't tell me this and this is the Medical Center Downtown Houston. The Best. I wish "HOUSE" was real. This crew finds the cause, studies the symptoms and finds a remedy. Fiction is inspiring sometimes.
I not sure if you have consulted with a neurologist yet, but a MRI would be a handy way to find a tumor.