My boyfriend had a blood taste in his mouth, all day everyday, a few years ago. Not sure if he smelled blood though. Anyway, he finally went to the dentist and found out he had an infection under his back tooth. He had to get a blister (or something like it) drained. The blood taste went away, but he was told to get the tooth removed to avoid anymore infections.
The only thing I have heard of that is connected to a sweet floral smell is epilepsy. But I'm guessing you would probably know if you had that. It's better to tell the doctors I think I'm shocked to hear you have a brain tumor. so the doctors think this is why you have phantosmia?
I too suffer from phantosmia. I am not formally diagnosed, because my ENT doc had no idea what I was talking about. But I know what I have. I usually smell the smoke/putrid smell most of the time, but from time to time I smell a sickeningly sweet smell too.
How do you deal with your phantosmia? You have had this disorder for such a long time. I will tell you what I do and maybe we can share notes.
My only remedy, though it lasts only briefly, is the netipot rinse. Specifically the bottle rinse. I hate the actual pot! I have to use the rinse anywhere from 2-20 times a day to make the smell go away. I irrigate my nose and then I blow my nose with my head right side up and then upside down. I repeat as much as necessary. Then after I am done this I cough, to the point of gagging, with my head upside down. This action seems to keep the smell away for a few hours.
I have one symptom, however, that does not seem to match anyone else's. I feel like I can feel something drop down in the back of my throat with the smell comes on. It's a subtle feeling, but it's there. Also, sometimes I get a whiff of the offending smell briefly before it even sets in. I also can test if I the smell will come on by holding my nose and blowing forward. If I can smell the smell when doing this, then I know I have to use the netipot rinse asap.
Sorry for the lengthy response. I really have no one to talk to about this. It's hard for the people around me to understand, because they can't experience it for themselves.View Thread
You sure you do not have a sinus infection? Go to the drug store and buy a saline rinse kit. One popular brand is Netipot. Most drug stores should carry this brand or others. What you do is fill the plastic pot or bottle, that comes with the kit, with water (never straight from the faucet- make sure it's filtered). You then add a saline packet (in the kit) with the water and shake. Then you rinse your nose (follow the directions, it will give a much more detailed account).
I find that the saline sprays do not work. At least not for me. The netipot works wonders. It really rids your sinuses of some nasty stuff!