A friend of mine who is a member of the community says they also tend to wear a lot of jasmine oil, which I don't care for...she smells just fine!! Especially, by its ability to help remove stored estrogen in the liver and how it can help. I am about to speak with my Hormone Doc tomorrow and plan on asking her thoughts. I'm 55 years old. I had a relatively early menopause at age 40 and up until a year ago was still having terrible hot flushes, now a little easier thank god , but for the last 2 years my sense of smell has gone haywire . Menopause And Sense Of Smell One of the first things that women seem to notice when it comes to smells is that their sense of smell becomes heightened. I told him I was being assaulted by someone spraying perfume in my area but he still ignored it. But during the menopause years women can find that smells of different kinds become a bit of a problem. And one of the ways your body detoxes is through your skin. Another one seems horrible and chemical and I used to think it smelled wonderful and spicy. It has been driving me crazy and I only, a few days ago contributed it to hormones. There is nothing except avoidance of the products that helps me. “Hyperosmia is a heightened or increased sense of smell,” explains ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist and rhinologist Raj Sindwani, MD.People can experience it all the time or occasionally. What happened to me is the opposite and it's really worrying me! Salmon has 25% protein wet weight! During the third week of your cycle, estrogen levels slowly start to drop off while progesterone and testosterone rise. My doctor assures me this is not a symptom of menopause or the creams and have tried to rule out what it could be. I feel very lonely because people don't understand. If you’re worried about how your breath smells when talking face to face with people it’s going to make you feel self conscious. Or develop a liking for a particular smell that you hadn’t really noticed much before. Although this web site is not intended to be prescriptive, it is intended, and hoped, that it will induce in you a sufficient level of scepticism about some health care practices to impel you to seek out medical advice that is not captive to purely commercial interests, or blinded by academic and institutional hubris. I understand what the person suffering from nose smell is trying to say, because am equally suffering from this. The drop in oestrogen that’s responsible for vaginal dryness also causes your mouth to produce less moisture. Oestrogen can affect the pathways in the brain that control sense of smell, and some women find they have a heightened sense of smell during … Unfriendly bacteria and dryness add to the unpleasant odors and can also cause infection. That was another problem. We get lots of emails from women worried about the smell of their vagina during the menopause. This perceptual disorder arises when there is an abnormally increased signal at any point between the olfactory receptors and the olfactory cortex. To make me think it is me , I have become almost paranoid! If it’s down to making some healthy dietary alterations, and you’re not showing any signs of ill health, reaction to supplements or infection, then there’s no need to worry. Also, check your cosmetics and skin care regimen and soaps they all have fragrance . I have noticed this overwhelming sensitivity to odors that makes me want to gag. So if your discharge is green/yellow and smells very strong it could be a sign of this. But I'm not pouring myself a glass to enjoy while sitting down to watch a movie. I'm 63. I thought my stress just built up to a boiling point and was overflowing like a volcano. Which is not only uncomfortable but can be upsetting too. No supplement that I know of causes 'allergic' symptoms, but the excipients used could. Like many of you I thought I was the only woman to suffer from a sudden onset of a sensitivity to odors. This means that less mucus is made. I suppose rise and fall is better than constant. Your sense of smell starts off at the low end of its scale due to bottomed-out estrogen. I actually thought it was the Axe gone bad...lol. I too have been running around cleaning my house and looking for that burning smell. Having a heightened sense of smell just like when I was pregnant (trust me, this is not always a gift in a house with four guys); ... the final cessation of your menstrual cycle and the time when you will start to see and feel the signs and symptoms of menopause—including weight gain, hot flashes, and mood swings. Just like wth_wife I was diagnose with a thyroid problem and fibromyalgia and are extremely sensitive to smells, perfumes, garlic, onions, chemicals, spices strong odors, etc. Bad teeth don’t smell good either and are also extremely painful. However you describe your own personal change in vaginal smell it’s not likely to be something that you’re happy about. Progesterone relaxes the smoothe muscles of the Uterus during pregnancy and at the same time modulates the immune system to reduce the risk of miscarraige. Lately, I have been saying "I'm sorry" to my partner for things I do or say. As the body tries to cool itself, women may produce more and stronger-smelling sweat, in menopause. Higher levels of estrogen can make even the slightest smells … The Chinese call it “A Woman’s Second Spring”. Thrush and bacterial vaginosis often become more frequent visitors to ladies at this stage of their lives. You really need to see an immunologist to check for VCD and GI for reflux, which also affects VCD and throat clearing. Thanks so much. It's like it only detects half of the smells. You are encouraged to refer any health problem to a health care practitioner and, in reference to any information contained in this web site, preferably one with specific knowledge of, Join in and write your own page! How? But the past few days (about four days into my cycle), the smell of garlic has been making me nauseous. Oh and I googled this for days, I can't find anything else that explains why my sense of smell is whacked out. I will try some of the advices here and see if it works for me. Lost in Menopause Land, all symptoms a go, from blanking out to hot flashes & the newest...A sense of smell like a Bionic Dog (Truth = a Bionic Bitch). My hormones have always played a part in causing me a sensitivity to smells. I was surgically induced into menopause after a full hysterectomy in October of 2015. My husband was once again smelling amazing when he stepped out of the shower and my tolerance to other smells were suddenly improving. The day before menstruation and after beginning, my nose has stopped to function as usual. Take care Wray. So after all that testing I am chalking this up to Menopause. Then drs. I am so relieved to read of others suffering with the same symptoms of sudden nasal congestion and sinus pressure with the onset of my lovely hot flashes. I went as far as to go get dog wipes (she's a shepherd and I have a little shower, plus it's too cold) to clean her. The loss of saliva means your mouth is dryer which allows bacteria to build up. Basically there are no more man-made chemicals in the home. For example, hot flashes and night sweats are a very common symptom, and can have an effect on body odor. Good-Luck! my husband had enough of me, I think at times he wishes I would go away. This heightened sense of taste comes from changes in taste bud structure that causes women to experience tastes differently, making certain tastes, such as bitter flavors, much more acute. I have also had a whole body MRI only because I'm donating a kidney, all my blood work is good we can find nothing wrong with me. It can affect just one or all of the senses. I know another autoimmune condition, Sjogren's Syndrome, can cause sudden over sensitivity to smells but this is nuts! like the little mouse in Rattatouille and chug it down. I had to throw away a nearly new stick of deoderant because the odor, which I used to find pleasant, was making me sick. The bacterial disruption can make your urine smell stronger and unpleasant. The main reason for this though is that your falling oestrogen is to blame. I know I've asked this before, but are your vitamin D levels high enough, as that too causes a susceptibility to allergens if low. Hello there! If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Not to mention the effort of trimming our waistlines or just keeping our weight where we want it to be. It is really bothersome because I get these horrible headaches when I smell an offensive odor and feel like I might vomit. May we all stay calm and carry on. A search of my symptoms brought me to your website...again. I have to use clear laundry soap and hand soaps. My sense of smell has heightened extremely. Women suffering from trimethylaminuria, a rare condition that causes the … So when the level of oestrogen changes it has a knock on effect. I have to stop what I'm doing and breath deeply through my nose until it passes. Hi Jenna, yes, a persistent stuffy nose and congestion can be directly related to higher estrogen, however, my particular symptoms weren't consistent with any one point in the month. If it was from a sinus infection, treating the infecti … I am 43 yrs old and have developed a SERIOUS problem to certain smells like food in a microwave, cuppa soup and especially dogs bedding and loud or continuous noise. I'm so glad I found this blog! My sense of smell has been off since October 2015. Converted it's 28.32ng/ml and should be 70 to 100ng/ml. About 4 months ago I started to find smells were getting stronger. It’s likely to smell stronger too. I also smell the Mexican spices mixed with sweat as a matter of fact yesterday was so bad I thought the girl sitting next to me had eaten Mexican when I went home I still smelled it and realized it was me. It’s not only worrying about the way your breath smells that can cause you distress. When I was on The Pill the smell that bothered me was garbage. Anxiety disorder my entire life then depression set in during my late teens. When it comes to smells there’s some common changes that women experience. I am also very sensitive to medications, I get every side effect. Ask anyone who’s been pregnant if hormones effect sense of smell. A dislike to strong and overwhelming smells, sometimes becoming unbearable. But now I wonder. I hate the way meat smells now, im 50 years. So I'm curious to know if menopause is the cause of this (I hope) temporary situation I find myself in. Cos too many of them wearing washing powder/fabric conditioner smell or perfume or aftershave odour, or sigs odour or car's fuels smell, the ones, that just came from car. I definitely have a heightened sense of smell since going into surgical menopause after a complete hysterectomy (including removal of ovaries) last year. Am happy to know am not alone i sometime think i will lose my mine its over 5 years since am taking a funny smell am 56 i don,t know what to do am hoping to find a cure am losing weight because it is stressing me out. I know that for some women their menopause journey starts at an earlier age. You've been through hectic stress, so the adrenals will be stressed too. a autoimmune condition similar to M.S. Not a good thing when trying to eat meals. I am 48 in premenopausal and I am wondering if all this is related to tat and the fibro and the thyroid issue. It's interesting you have found it worsens when oestrogen peaks, which it does just prior to ovulation and mid-luteal phase. Ugh. Heightened Sense Of Smell Menopause Odor Body Change severe iron deficiency were genotyped by real-time polymerase gamma. I'm not going to lie. I wonder if my heightened emotions at the time my hyperosmia began, played a role in the onset, causing some bizarre cross-wiring. Boys get out of the shower and holy cow! Turns out that it was my clothes. I haven't read all the other posts but you could have a very common genetic mutation. Very low immunity and susceptible to infections even if you have had chicken pox, if you have untreated hypothyroidism you can contract it again, as well as glandular fever and cold sores, ulcers these are all your typical clues to see your Dr immediately for a test. It doesn't make me sick. The 20,000iu was not touching sides. After the smells, I get headaches. Every woman is pretty familiar with the signs of menopause—unbearable hot flashes, thickening waists, moods the fluctuate wildly—but what about all those other signs of "aging," like thinning hair, flighty cycles, brittle nails, and weird sleep disturbances? The mucus is a natural lubricant and is part of having a healthy pelvic area. Both the pleasant and the not so pleasant ones. No one seems to smell anything except for me. It was horrible. It’s not only changes in the amount, colour and consistency that you may notice, but also a change in the way it smells. It's easy to do. I loudly say (yell) "quiet down" and then feel almost paralyzed for a bit. WTH?!!! This has been going on for a couple of years now. As you say we're all so different. I am a 50-year-old-female just entering menopause & recently diagnosed with N.M.O. Never had upset stomach but it did make me vomit. I have developed a phobia of public bathrooms because they stink ! I am perimenopausal and have been for about 4 years. Good luck! Taste too to some degree, but I think that is a byproduct of the sense of smell. During perimenopause when your hormones and cycle begin to change you will find that the mucus discharge changes too. I'm hoping this is just a phase or I am going to become a hermit! YES – I am referring to the menopause.Or to be more specific in my case, perimenopause.It’s the lovely period leading up to the time when our ovaries shrivel up for good and resemble nothing but a pair of dried raisins attached to our ever-thinning uterus. I say possible because I'm not a doctor. Seems like it would reasonably be a symptom of perimenopause with hormone fluctuations as I experienced the same thing during pregnancy many years ago. If you want to learn more about their health see. omg! You need to keep them regular but they really make a difference. I use the rock now found at Health food stores. Hi Beansprout Thanks for all the info and links. Oh lord! Some of the psychological symptoms associated with perimenopause and postmenopause can also increase sweating. I hope this does not last forever. Excess mucus discharge that has changed colour and smell can be a sign of infection. Even rubbing progesterone on the outer part of my nose and sinuses or rubbing it directly up into each nostril gave me only minimal relief. One of the first things that women seem to notice when it comes to smells is that their sense of smell becomes heightened. Hormones thrown into turmoil I believe is the cause as well as the changes in histamine levels causing allergies. Hi Kaylana Thanks for the confirmation, I hope others see the query too. Worth a try though if you are in the USA. Hormonal changes are the most common reason for a heightened sense of smell, especially those that occur during menstruation and pregnancy. I cannot believe this. I should have known, it's not my first time. What is this person? I'm drinking it for better health. I also have periods of "zoning out" where I don't see or hear anything. It starts in perimenopause and can continue into the postmenopause years. It wasn't the easiest thing in the world to do but the rewards were so worth it. Dysguesia differs from the cravings or aversions that women may experience. It doesn't matter how many women might experience the same, they are all 'anecdotes'! Heater--that warming thing. Now after IVF, I'm pregnant with twins, and much to my surprise, I still smell of Mexican spices and sweat..... My hormones must have changed surely??? Hyperosmia is a heightened sense of smell. I thought my new laptop was just brighter than my other one, and even my new candle flame seemed like the sun! It just makes me wonder, "what the heck was that?" We make our own laundry detergent and household cleaners and use Essential oils. I resist that urge, so don't worry. 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