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amother




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Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 1:40 am
So im late to the game and just got covid last week. It has not been easy but nothing could prepare me for today. Day 7 and I lost my sense of taste and smell completely. I tried smelling essential oils - nothing just nothing. Grapefruit tasted like a water balloon nothing tastes nothing smells and I feel like I am losing my mind from it. I feel locked in a cage and need to break free. I'm scared of losing it cv! March! Nothing more precious than my baby's smell- I need to smell again fast! Please someone help me. I am in nj but will travel. Is there an acupuncturist or something I can do to get it back quickly? Please don't tell me its a waiting game. I know too many people just waiting since march! Please let me know what worked for you so orange juice can taste like orange juice again!
Thanks!
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amother




Pink
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 4:10 am
I think the vast majority of people did get it back BH.. I did. At this point just give it a week or 2.. refuah shelaima!!!
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amother




Puce
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 6:19 am
amother [ Pink ] wrote:
I think the vast majority of people did get it back BH.. I did. At this point just give it a week or 2.. refuah shelaima!!!

I'm still waiting since the week after rosh hashana when I lost my smell and taste.
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 6:24 am
Refuah sheleima!

There is a lot of research being done about this, but no known answers yet. Most people do get it back, but not all.

I hope your sense of humor will appreciate the wry comment made by a friend whose first "baby" is now 18:

"I used to love the smell of babies. Then, I became a parent, and found out that what I thought was the smell of a baby was actually the smell of the perfume that the shampoo company puts in their product. The way my baby actually smells when I can smell anything much from him is a lot less pleasant."
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 6:27 am
Do the olfactory training aka smell therapy. It works but if takes time. Be consistent about it and be"h you will be ok.
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Thisisnotmyreal




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 7:56 am
Reflexology
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amother




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Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 12:23 pm
Thisisnotmyreal wrote:
Reflexology

Thanks all! I need my smell and I need it today!!! I know I'm a 40 year old throwing an irrational tantrum but I am losing my mind over this and I think the fear of going through it for too long is driving it!
I am trying the olfactory training. The fact that I can't smell my beloved oils at all is making me crazier!
But I keep trying!

Any idea which reflexology points?
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 12:48 pm
Olfactory training is all about being curious even while not having a sense of smell. It's about not losing the ability to smell. So that when your neurons regenerate, your sense of smell hasn't shut down. This has happened.
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amother




Seashell
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 12:53 pm
7 weeks without taste and smell. It's hell
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amother




Seashell
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 12:53 pm
I've heard zinc helped others though.
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essgee




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 12:56 pm
taking zinc helped my husband regain most of his taste....
when he was consistent with it for a few days he def saw a difference.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 1:03 pm
Thats so interesting because I read that zinc overdose can cause a loss of smell so in panic I stopped taking my vitamins yesterday.
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 1:06 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thats so interesting because I read that zinc overdose can cause a loss of smell so in panic I stopped taking my vitamins yesterday.

I stopped the zinc too. The dosage that people were recommending was dangerous. If you take it, do not take more than 50mg.
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bnm




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 10:01 pm
Mine came back. I work in a daycare. I congratulated that first kid.... it took about 3-4 weeks. I got smell back before I was able to taste chocolate. I was already tasting other foods fine.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 10:31 pm
Thanks! I hope it comes back soon! I'm going crazy - did you do anything special to help it come back?
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amother




Magenta
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 11:30 pm
When I lost my smell, my friend gave me a hot drink that was made with specific amounts of various spices. As I was drinking it, my smell came back. Same thing with my husband. It was incredible.
Unfortunately I don't know the recipe. Maybe you can ask around and see if someone else knows. There was a similar whatsapp video that went around, but the amounts were different. I hope this helps. Hatzlacha.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 11:58 pm
amother [ Magenta ] wrote:
When I lost my smell, my friend gave me a hot drink that was made with specific amounts of various spices. As I was drinking it, my smell came back. Same thing with my husband. It was incredible.
Unfortunately I don't know the recipe. Maybe you can ask around and see if someone else knows. There was a similar whatsapp video that went around, but the amounts were different. I hope this helps. Hatzlacha.

Wow!!!! Please!!!! Is there any way you can ask your friend for the recipe? Please!!! I'm desperate!!!
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amother




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Post  Fri, Nov 27 2020, 12:00 am
imasinger wrote:
Refuah sheleima!

There is a lot of research being done about this, but no known answers yet. Most people do get it back, but not all.

I hope your sense of humor will appreciate the wry comment made by a friend whose first "baby" is now 18:

"I used to love the smell of babies. Then, I became a parent, and found out that what I thought was the smell of a baby was actually the smell of the perfume that the shampoo company puts in their product. The way my baby actually smells when I can smell anything much from him is a lot less pleasant."

LOL! Yes it is a funny thought! I do love what companies put into shampoo and detergent but, at the risk of sounding bizarre, there is nothing as sweet as the smell of a nursing newborns breath! But of course I am just missing the overall smell of here! I also must keep my family smelling functional lol!!! If I can't smell im in trouble...
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Fri, Nov 27 2020, 12:01 am
If your nasal cavity is swollen then anti-inflammatories may help, like steroids, maybe even that drink.
But if the olfactory sensory neurons were damaged by covid, you need to wait for them to regenerate.
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amother




Scarlet
 

Post  Fri, Nov 27 2020, 12:03 am
I don't want to be discouraging, but I had COVID in March, lost my taste and smell completely. for over a month I could not taste the diff btw. orange juice and coffee. It has been about 8 months since and have not gotten my smell back completely- everything smells like a weird combination of spoiled eggs and burnt onions. My DH also lost his taste and smell in March and still hasn't gotten it back completely either. It's devastating.
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