• babegirl babegirl
    February 17, 2010
    smell before a heartache
    babegirl babegirl
    February 17, 2010

    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



  • MonicaRD
    Health Pro
    February 17, 2010
    Health Pro
    February 17, 2010

    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 February 18, 2010
    February 18, 2010

    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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