After having been away I'm back. I was doing better with my HA but it has come back with a vengeance.
I have never really had brain tumor fears, it wasnt one of my usual cycle of worries. But the last few days I have noticed my sense of smell to be sharper on certain smells. It usually involves plastic, like when I opened a toy for my son. I noticed a strong plastic smell from it. My wife said it just smelled liked plastic but that is wasnt that strong. I also notice it when opening a plastic package that has been sealed for a long time, like a toy or something similar.
Then this morning in my cube at the office I occasionally smelled some type of cleaner, maybe windex or something similar. But I asked and no one else smelled it and to my knowledge no cleaning has been done. I should note it has been slight and goes away quickly. But i have smelled it maybe 4 times for a few seconds in the last hour.
Thinking back, I remember a similar episode with my Air conditioner. I smelled it really sharply one night. My wife just said it was normal AC smell.
Is this OCD/anxiety? I fixate on a smell and obsess on it? Or has my sense of smell become sharper due to some terrible disease? I do have OCD and I absolutely fixate on things.
I didnt mean to symptom search but did come across "phamtom smells" being a possible symptom on this site. For the record the "cleanign smell" this morning is the only "phantom" one I have come across so far. The others have just been sharper.
Anyone have any comforting words? Knowing me this weigh on my mind until I run to the doctor. Or symptom search in hopes of finding relief.