Lately I have been noticing that I smell things that are not there. No one around me can smell them, so I assume they are not at least.
My nose still works fine, I smell BBQs when outside, I smell polishes when we use them, I smell food we cook. Sometimes, it feels blocked, but not through gunge, just physically blocked, far back.
The smells are indescribable. Some I describe as oil, some just fumes, some just acut and not pleasant. I do not smell them all the time, either, but mostly when I am leaning up from writing/typing, and mostly always when I am around the computer, not anywhere else that I remember.
I am posting because a month or so ago it got so bad I actually felt as if I were choking on cigerette smoke.
I have heard this can be indictive of a brain tumour or other brain problem, which is scary.
I've also heard it can be stress, sensory problems, sinus problems, epilepsy, or emotion memory. I do suffer from anxiety and get stressed very easily. I am also on Levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid.
Please help or tell me if you have had the same?