For several years, I have been smelling fragrances that aren't there, some pleasant, others not. For example, I spent one whole day with the smell of our friends' well-water in my brain. That smell made me happy, as I miss our friends (they lived in another state, and now live in another country). Sometimes I smell synthetic odors, like plastic. I don't always smell things that everyone else does (exhaust, perfumes, etc.). One of the neurologists I have seen said… read more
Wow yes! It's something I hadn't seen anything I've read about PD. It doesn't happen often but I hallucinate smells that don't exist in the real world...for the most part they are wonderful. It can last an hour or so. I haven't lost my sense of taste or smell but this is something else. I even dreamed some amazing aromas once. It's been the best symptom of an otherwise miserable experience.
Before diagnosis and starting Carbidopa Levadopa meds, I would smell toast toasting in the middle of the night. Not since then, 4 years ago.
Yes I sometimes smell things that aren't there either, or I can't smell anything at all!
My husband who has PD lost his smell several years ago but every now and then he asks me "do you smell that?" as if there's a bad odor - once he thought he smelled gas, and there have been other odors he supposedly smelled that I didn't. I thought it was odd but then realized after doing some research that it was likely olfactory hallucination.
I was diagnosed with PD just over three years ago, but I lost my sense of smell maybe twenty or even thirty years ago. My symptoms seem fairly static, my balance is not great and my mind and actions, particularly walking, are much slower, but at 75, what should I expect. I can still do most of the things I used to do, I still drive, saw wood, push a barrow uphill, etc. I do my exercises and keep active and my big hope is that I can hold my PD symptoms at this level.