smelling things that aren't there? — The Bump
October 2015 Moms

smelling things that aren't there?

I have the scent of laundry detergent or some sort of detergent stuck in my nose but I don't use any kind of chemical detergents in my home. So I know that it isn't an actual smell in my apartment. It is driving me crazy. I smell it so so so strongly. Why is this happening? How do I make it go away? :(

Re: smelling things that aren't there?

  • edited April 2015
    It may be the same as having a metallic taste, something to do with pregnancy hormones. For me it's pickles, I detest them and for weeks before I found out I was pregnant I swore my husband hid a pickle behind my couch

    Edited cuz I got my words wrong
  • I'm smelling things that aren't there sort of. When to my friends house the other day and she was making meatloaf, but I swore she had banana bread in the oven.
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  • Haha yes! My apartment smells like KFC mashed potatoes and gravy and I DONT KNOW WHY!!!!!!
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    edited April 2015
    I probably haven't had KFC for like 10 years!
  • I don't have a phantom smell but a phantom taste, and strangely it's like soap or detergent. We had cake at a wedding shower this weekend and I kept thinking it had a hint of soap in the flavor. Than last night I was eating honey wheat bread and it tasted like soap too. I asked others if they could taste it and everyone said no.
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  • I was making banana bread the other night and I thought it smelt like corn dogs... Weird thing, haven't had or made those in the house in forever! Boyfriend thought I was crazy :)
  • With DD, I would smell beer all the time. I'd look over at DH at 9:00 in the morning on a Sunday and be like, really? We discovered it was my pregnant imagination. :) So far this time I haven't had any, but after reading some of those listed here, I am SO THANKFUL to not be smelling some of those things!! Yikes!
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  • I've had the stuck smell thing most of my life, it's even *better* now. I know what you mean, it's like the particles that you smell stay in your nose for an all day treat. I also have bad sinuses and regularly use a NediPot squeeze bottle. It helps tremendously for both. It's gross so I do it in the shower but worth it.
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