Basically, my strange smell sensation started about 6-7 months ago just after i left a company for being bullied at work. What a bunch of A******. Even Management backed up the coordinator. Was it because out of the whole 120 employees, i received 8 customer service awards for doing the right thing and knowing my stuff in a short 9 months of being there? We'll never know. I know i did the right thing and that's all that matters.!
I received counselling to help me deal with being harassed/bullied at this job and in my own time [stalked] whilst being employed. I was very stressed and could not sleep. Anxiety maxed out.
About a month after i left and never turned up to my shift, the smell started off a cigarette smoke and progressed to Cigar smoke and a combination of other burning smells, un-describable, and non familiar.
The smell still remains now nearly 8 months on. It now smells like a wood fire has been put out by water and seems to burn the inside of my nose too. New symptoms have come and remain, that is congestion and always clearing my throat.
My GP sent me to an ear, nose and throat specialist, whom sent me off for an MRI scan and also put me on expensive nasal spray. It's no good, the Pharmacy brand spray, off the shelf works better.
Anyway, nothing showed on the scans. I'm not on any medication, so no side effects. I'm not a smoker, quit some 12 years ago, can't stand the smell from others.
I have been researching this problem for months. I have not come up with any solutions. I know i'm not alone, many others suffer these symptoms too. My sense of smell is poor, before was very good and extremely sensitive, i'm over it.
We just came back from a 14 day cruise to Noumea. The smell over the days decreased, but did not go away completely. However, today, it's driving me insane, hence searching the net for any extra info i might have missed and stumbling on this site and writing this post.
Does anyone else suffer from this problem? Yes, it is a problem with no solution, can anyone offer any solutions or Help...!