Well you'll get as much from this thread as you want to know... Either you'll laugh, be interested, or be grossed out- you should be able to figure
out how you'll handle this thread.
Ok so about 2 years ago I was playing football and landed upside down and backwards on my head. Well, it isn't hard to understand that resulted in a
concussion. The part of my head that was affected was the part that controls how I taste and smell. Well I had a lot of short term effects like lots
of headaches and dizziness, mood swings and drowsiness... Anyway another thing that I have experienced has been major changes in how things taste.
Potato chips, spaghetti, mint gum, chocolate; all these things that appear to have no commonalities had tasted so much different due to my injury.
Well eventually all those things returned to normal but I have had some lingering effects that I am now confident will never return to normal. For
example, peanut butter used to be my favorite spread but now isn't even paletteable. Pop corn is something that I can no longer even smell without
gagging and coke-cola tastes funny (recipe change maybe but had coincidental timing to do so).
And now, the curiosity that sparks me authoring this thread, is that I can no longer smell flatus! My own especially, has no smell when it definitely
should (other people have alerted me). Occasionally I will smell some of the super raunchy ones, but a good 9 times out of 10 I can't smell it at all
(definately a perk until you unknowingly let one go around your girlfriend). This fascinates me because animal poop still smells a majority of the
time, so what chemical sets apart my poo from animals? I know for a fact that it is not just an impaiment because along woth losing some smells and
changing some tastes, i can actually taste some things with more intensity and smell many things that are faint or non-existent to others, including
methane and natural gas! Could it be diet related? Does anyone have answers for me, I would be very curious...
edit on 4-6-2012 by PhysicsAdept
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