It hasn't gone away since then and my diet has been very limited because of it. I can eat white bread, most fruits and veggies, cheese, tea, and a few other things. Everything else smells and tastes awful to me - especially popcorn, chocolate, soda, meat, and prepackaged foods.
You can imagine how this has affected my life. I don't go to the movies because popcorn smells like poison to me now. I don't go to restaurants anymore. I stayed home on Thanksgiving. I avoid pretty much any get-together where there will be food.
I have been seeing my doctor about this since the symptoms first started. At first, she told me to just wait for it to go away. Then, she ran bloodwork on me and everything came back fine. I got an MRI and it was also clear.
I joined a yahoo group for this and everyone else on the group has their doctors stumped as well. The only "cure" for this is to have a surgery done to remove your sense of smell.
My only comfort is that the women in my yahoo group who have had children say that it goes away during pregnancy/breastfeeding but comes right back again after weaning.
By the way, the name for it is Parosmia. There are two types of Parosmia - most members of my yahoo group have Phantosmia - which is a constant bad smell. I seem to have something called Troposmia - where certain things smell or taste unpleasant.
I read about Homeopathy in the recent issue of Mothering. I was wondering if anyone knows of any remedy I might try? I don't know very much about Homeopathy, but my own doctor has not been able to help and I am willing to try anything.
Does anyone have any insight or any rabbit trails you might lead me on? I don't know where to go from here to get help for this.