Does anyone get a heightened sense of smell with asthma? Especially when asthma symptoms are quite noticeable.
I seem to have a very strong awareness of other smells, perfumes etc, that other people who don't get asthma aren't aware of. Or so my none asthmatic friends tell me.
For example I was travelling on a train today and someone sat next to me with what I'm sure is a 'nice' smelling aftershave.
Within a few minutes I had to move away because I just couldn't stand the smell. Felt like my lungs were just going to shut down.
Why is that?