Hi Folks me again, I forgot to add this to my last post. Over the mast 5/6 weeks I smell burning or smells like something scorched only in an evening when I am sat watching tv. There is nothing cooking or burning and I am not sure what is causing this, Has anyone else had this happen ? is it copd related.? I feel like I'm gradually falling apart with various things. XX
Smelling burning in an evening - Lung Conditions C...
Smelling burning in an evening
I have had this on and off for about 20 years. Always like woodsmoke. I have no idea what causes it.
Funnily I get a slight woodsmoke smell from my pee when taking antibiotics and steroids. 🤔
that’s interesting Don
so do I Don, I think it’s the antibiotics.
Hello Gladys. You are experiencing phantosmia also known as a phantom smell. There could be several reasons for this , the most common being rhinitis, hay fever, nasal polyps or a sinus infection. Very uncommonly this can be caused by a brain tumor (but unlikely). Do you have hay fever? Coming into spring the pollen count might be high? xx 😊👋
Omg - I get this too! I had been wondering about this. Thank you for posting.
Hi all, I get this burning smell often too and in the evenings, I go through the house to look if anything is actually burning, my husband can't snell it tho, just me, I'm so pleased I'm not on my own or going mad.Trish
thought it was just me😃
Looks like there a whole lot of us
I’ve had something similar too. I’ve noticed mine can appear when I’m very stressed. It’s a smell like no other so I liken it to ozone though I don’t know what that smells like. A sort of burnt smell. As Caspiana says it’s phantosmia. I haven’t investigated mine because it can come and last a few weeks and then go and has been going on like this for many years now.
Yes Gladys27, I usually get it when in bed and lying down before sleep. However, I tripped last year and ended up with a right shiner…..bruise still ever so slightly there and doc says the phantosmia is as a result of the fall.
Probably a wood burning stove somewhere outside. I am surrounded and keep windows and vents shut in the evening.
I thought same but its not that very definitely a smell that seems to come from nowhere
Yes, I have had this recently. It was disconcerting at first but a relief that there wasn't really anything on fire. Nice to know I'm not the only one with this experience.
count me in, I thought I was losing it keep going round the house especially in the evening sniffing, I was sure I could smell something burning 🙈🙈🙈
Welcome to the falling apart club. Just when I think I can't possibly get any more ailments, they think up a new one to inflict me with. xxx
Thank you for your reply - yep its a strange one but nothing surprises me anymore we just have to get on with it x
👋. Yes I experience this most nights now like a wood burning/cigarette smell. My husband can’t smell it. I think it started when my sinuses were blocked I am sensitive to smells anyway. Iike Cas said I read it’s phantosmia You’re not cracking up 😂 xx
thats so reassuring, I havent completely lost it x
not me! 😀
Are you on prednisolone?
Isn't this strange, I lost my sense of smell a few years ago, although I do sometimes get a brief smell of perfume or cooking that lasts a second then goes. I do however sometimes when getting ready for bed smell something burning and end up coming back down to check I haven't left something on. I wonder if its something to do with our sinus's getting infected??? x
snap , nobody else can smell the smoky smell.
Mind you when we moved into our previous house , every evening we all smelt a burning fishy stink . Turned out it was the old plastic light fittings ….when they got hot the smell was horrid .
when I am on a high steroid dose , I can smell traffic fumes that no one else can . Car parks and London were shocking.
yes i kept smelling that fishy smell and we blamed the cat s that the previous owner had --- but it was the light fittings . though i did find cat fur on the stairs . ( open plan stairs a with carpet round each tread and black fur stuck to the carpet under the actual stair, had to vacuum twice as much carpet because of that got rid of that but smell lingered until we found out about the plastic getting hot.
yes burning ---toast and blamed the neighours as no windows open so thought house was not built very well so went round looking a=for cracks in walls ! a lot of us are sensitive to perfumes and things so maybe this is another for us all.
Yes, I get this as a warning I'm coming down with a cold, or towards the end of a cold. I try to avert the infection with nasal rinses and throat gargles. It's like misinformation from the scent cells in the nostrils going to the brain.
I sometimes get those mysteries cooking smells in the evenings, usually slightly spicy smells that I would never cook for myself. I’ve always assumed that it was floating in from one of my neighbours. We COPD folk develop very sensitive noses wary of dangerous pongs. Living on my own, with few visitors, I con’t get a second opinion, I doubt most would even notice it. That falling apart feeling has a positive side, at least you are still aware of your surroundings. 😀
That made me laugh - I too live alone so know what you mean. x