Thursday, December 18, 2008

Lost Sense of Smell and Taste....

... and it's kind of scary.

Background: I've had allergy issues since B and I moved to Georgia last January. And for the last three weeks I've been fighting a cold and sinus infection. I went to the doctor and ran through a course of antibiotics. I've been chugging cold medicine like crazy.

So.... last night about 7 p.m. I had a couple big sneezes. I didn't think too much about it because I've been doing that a lot lately. About a half hour later, Brittan brought me a big glass of Egg Nog. Egg Nog is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. I took a big drink and.....nothing. No taste at all. I asked her if she'd added milk to it. She said, "No", so I sniffed at it and couldn't smell anything. I had a glass of iced tea and a glass of cranberry/blueberry juice. They tasted the same except the juice was sweeter. It's been 24 hours and still no sense of smell or taste. I've had bland food, spicy food, creamy food. No smell or taste. Brittan baked cookies today. I couldn't smell a thing.

I hope this goes away soon. I will see a doctor if it doesn't clear up soon. It's creepy.


Niecey said...

I sure hope its very short term. I'd probably rather lose vision than taste! Must be very frustrating. I hope it goes away soon.