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phantom odors and nausea

I have been experiencing phantom odors of something burning, It smells like smoltering paper or some times stale tobacco . I have been having this for  several months, it is so bad,tonight, I am very nauseaous. I can not stand the smell of rmeat, it all smells like it is near the rotting stage. My husband thinks I'm nuts!  Am I ? Any ideas?
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351246 tn?1379682132
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
What you are suffering from is probably olfactory hallucination or phantosmia or phantom smell. It is usually due to seizure, or due to schizophrenia or depression or due to an aura of migraine. It can also be due to a problem in olfactory receptor mechanism. This could be due to a smell getting trapped by nasal polyps or tumors. Sinusitis with post nasal drip can cause both a phantom smell and nausea and this should be investigated first by an ENT. If this is not found to be the case then it can be something serious. You would then need to consult a psychiatrist, and a neurologist. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
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