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Smelling Petrol Fumes

i thought i was going a bit MAD smelling things nobody else could.thanks to this site i now know im ok .SINUS problems from years ago may be to blame im not sure as for Thyroid problems none as far as i know.When the smell starts it is soon followed by a thick headace,and felling sick.THIS can last for a few hours. Up to now i dident know what to do. Next step my GP for a chat.Thanks to all who Posted about this crazy problem.

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Hi, this is the first time I've read anything about this. I too have experienced this smell. Always when indoors and sometimes it's like exhaust fumes, others like the smell when filling up your car. I have googled it but not found what it is, but after reading your post I now need to look on the site re this perhaps being linked to hypothyroidism. Glad to know I'm not mad either!

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Try using a saline nasal spray every day. I've found it preventative. Also a steroid nasal spray if my sinusitis flares up.

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Hi - I would/research think about two topics. Migraine and non class presentation. Autoimmune problems like Coeliacs. My smell issues have improved since going gluten free and calming my coeliacs auto immune down.

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I too have had bad smells . Maybe due to sinus problems as I had sinusitis,bronchitis and ear infection not to long ago. I am using Apple cider vinegar and neti pot ,and tumeric . Some days are ok . others very bad . I think it is called parosia .

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