How do you fight losing your sense of smell?

How do you fight losing your sense of smell?

Losing the sense of smell is just one of the many irritating symptoms of PD. Have you found ways of fighting this?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@backpacker - imagination, or memory. I am grateful for those tiny bursts of fragrance 5 minutes after I stick my nose into a lilac bush!

posted 5 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member - chocolate...if I had one taste I could preserve, it would be that.

posted 5 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@backpacker - I have breathing problems similar to yours - if what I have noticed is true, then it has something to do with PD weakening the diaphragm and lessening the power of activity.

I am taking breathing therapy and the net effect is to strengthen the muscle tone and power of diaphragm response when inhaling and exhaling - I notice my breathing is shallower rather than weaker, and if I take extra effort my lungs inflate just as they did before PD - but I have to think about it, possibly another case of the neural bandwidth narrowing...

More as my adventures progress.

posted 5 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I lost my sense if smell several years before diagnosis. I thought my sense of taste was still in tact until I suddenly realized that I am oftentimes just remembering the flavor of the food, sadly realizing that what is currently in my mouth is completely tasteless. PD is a horrible thief! But we mustn't let him win--LET'S KICK PD TO THE CURB!

posted 5 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Smell and taste. It’s a shame but we have to learn to live with it.

posted 5 months ago
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