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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 babegirl, Community Member, asks

Q: smell before a heartache

my husband has had a heartache and he is now smelling things that no oneelse can smell, do they smell things that are not there

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MonicaRD, Health Pro
2/17/10 4:50pm

Hi babegirl,


When you say heartache, do you mean a heart attack or angina?  Either way, I am not familiar with a change in smell or a more powerful ability to smell things after either.  Perhaps his physician can tell you more about this anomily.


Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN

MrQuadruple, Community Member
2/18/10 2:10am

It's funny you ask this.

I had a heart attack last month, and for the first 2 weeks after the heart attack I could smell things I never smelled before. I couldn't explain the smell or tell you what it was, but a few times I could smell something weird. The smells are gone now, or at least I can't smell them anymore. 


Maybe the heart attack can mess with a person's senses? Maybe make you have either powerful sense of smell or smell something that doesn't exist???


I hope someone with a degree and answer this one for us.

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By babegirl, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 02/17/10