I have some weird smell in my upper palate and the top of my rhinopharynx after taking Augmentin 1000 (Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid), 2x/day for 5.5 days to cure my Helicobacter and gastritis. I took the last pill ~40 hours ago, but still got this ... strange, foul smell, and it drives me nuts! I just woke at 4 AM with a sense that I lack oxygen in my brain, my pulse elevated to 100 BPM - guess my anxiety kicked in, but I think this foul smell made me wake up in the middle of the night (haven't had issues with anxiety for weeks now).
I know that Amoxicillin sometimes causes bad taste in mouth and you can have changed perception of smell/taste, but how long will it last?!
I don't have changes in my taste at all; I did have foul, bitter taste while I've been taking Augmentin, but don't have it now.
Yesterday morning, after days with elevated noise in my ears (got mild, hissing tinnitus for a couple of years now), I woke up with vertigo from my right middle-ear (couldn't walk straight, had to lean on the walls to the toilet), but that settled-down after 30 mins.
* I have anosmia (lost my sense of smell) for 10 years now, but still got some mild sense of smell in the top of my palate; my sense of taste hasn't been affected
* I've been taking Augmentin 1000 and Fromilid 500 (Clarithromycin) 2x/day for the last 5.5 days