Sudden Smell Sensitivity and Menopause
Is anyone else noticing a sudden and exaggerated sensitivity to certain smells, bath soaps, air fresheners, perfumes, car exhaust, foods cooking?
I read somewhere that this can be a symptom of menopause. If that's true, how long can I expect this annoying symptom to last before I return to normal and what can I do to treat and manage it? My new Neti Pot and putting a little progesterone in the nose has helped alleviate the dry, stuffy nose I was experiencing. But recently I feel like a bloodhound. And it's annoying. As if certain smells trigger something very close to an allergic-type reaction. Even my husband coming out of the shower. I used to think he smelled amazing. Now one whiff and I'm running for the hills. Immediately my head feels full, my nose becomes congested, my nose hairs burns, it over stimulates me in a way that makes me feel a little anxious.
I would love to hear thoughts and ideas from Wray and anyone else who can shine a little light on this very frustrating topic.