I smell smoking people.
March 12, 2012 2:32 PM Subscribe
I believe I am having olfactory hallucinations. My husband thinks I am crazy.
posted by fifilaru to health & fitness (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For about two years I have been smelling cigarette smoke or wood smoke on and off. Recently it has become very frequent. A while back I mentioned this to my husband who said the guy across the street smoked, so I just figured I was smelling his smoke or someone's persistent barbeque. But I smell it everywhere. I realized it was "phantom smoke" when I went to a meeting in a far off city in a no smoking building on a no smoking campus. I smelt smoke the entire time, even when I was not in the building or on the campus.
My husband thinks I am nuts, since he does not smell smoke. I do ask him if he smells smoke when it happens, so I know if there really is smoke.
I have a doctor's appointment. I think it is due to some sinus problems. Has anyone else experienced this or do you know of anyone who has had this problem? Were you able to get rid of it? What was the outcome? It kind of drives me a bit nuts.