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Smell disorder? Is it serious?

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  • Posted By: pmark808
  • February 9, 2007
  • 07:34 AM

I have a problem with smelling things that no one else smells. I smell smoke(I think specifically cigarette smoke) throughout the day in my home, in my car and now its starting to be all the time everywhere. I do not smoke; I never have. No one I live with smokes and I do not work in an environment that allows smoking. Frankly the only time I am around smoke is when I smell it -and it seems to be in my head. No one else smells it, it's just me. I think people are thinking I am crazy, but I really smell these things. I even feel like when I take a breath in that I am inhaling smoke. A doctor told me it maybe stress. I am kind of nervous to keep pushing the issue. I don't want to be labeled with a mental disorder, because I trully don't think thats the case. I am having no other signs of a problem or illness other than that. Has anyone e lse heard of these types of problems?

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