The smell of spoiled, dirty rags and Brussel sprouts aren’t exactly what I enjoy waking up to in the middle of the night or while standing next to someone or in class. I can’t tell most of the time if it’s real or not.
As defined by the Mayo Clinic, phantosmia is “An olfactory hallucination makes you detect smells that aren’t really present in your environment.”
What a stupid form of hallucination. I don’t experience it much anymore with the new medication I am on, but when it happens, damn. If you’re curious about my condition read my article on absence seizures (I like to call it time travel) and my Living With Epilepsy article. They give a pretty in-depth explanation of what my kind of epilepsy is.
In the beginning, I would occasionally smell cookies, what happened to that? Why did the smells turn terrible? Does anyone else experience this?
Let me know in the comments what your condition is and if you experience this. And is the smell pleasant? If it is, I am so jealous.
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