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anyone else being driven crazy by smells?<br><br>
yuck!<br><br>
if a farm truck drives by the exhaust smell makes me gag, the fridge is really gross, even though i have cleaned and cleaned it and sometimes i make dh take a second shower since his "man" smell is making me wince.<br><br>
last time there was this guy in my office who brewed coffee and then left it on all day and it was horrible. this time it's everything!<br><br>
anyone else wanting to hide somewhere becuase of your sense of smell??
 

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My mom has a variety of smells at her house that make me ill normally much less when I'm pregnant. Fragrant lotions and candles, perfumes, hairspray, fabric softener, the works. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I can hardly go over there right now at all.
 

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For me it's meat. With my first, I had a strong aversion to chicken, but now it's all meat. Except steak from my BIL's restraunt, lol.
 

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My nose is out of control. I went to an open house and while overpowered by the smell of paint, I could also smell the mildew and damp rot. Needless to say, we aren't buying that one!<br><br>
Also, living and working in the middle of the city, I am disgusted how many people must urinate on the streets at night. In the mornings, the stench is incredible.
 

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Yes yes yes! Smells are the absolute worst right now!! When I take my nightly walks I can smell what other people are cooking and it makes me gag! I have gotten so I just breathe out of my mouth while I'm cooking so that I'll be able to actually eat the food I make! I feel so bad for my dh, though, he's a chef and he comes home every night happy to see me and wanting to cuddle and I can't stand the smell of him!
 

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Yes! Perfumey smells are the worst offender. I did this with my last pregnancy too, and it drove me nuts. Most food smells don't bother me, unless it's really strong or greasy. I have a pretty sensitive smeller anyway, but during pregnancy it kicks into overdrive. I hate it. I went and bought the lightest scented body wash I could find(do they not make fragrance free?), and fragrance free lotion & deoderant and replaced all my "regular stuff" so at least I wouldn't be gagging as much.
 

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Ugh My normally super sonic sniffer has become the equivalent of a bloodhounds nose, but the dog is a normal stink lover and I just hate stink. I cant even list the things that bother me I would surely freeze up our mdc, but lets just say my ms is living long and strong because of my whiffer. I was thinking, why is it women who are pregnant seem to become super sensitive to smells tastes and sounds. I think it is a survival mechanism, like a mama bear we have a lot more to protect than just ourselves now. Not sure if my logic is true but it makes sense to me. What do you guys think?
 

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I've often wondered this same thing. Makes sense to me.
 

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it's to protect you from eating something that has gone bad or is poisonous.
 

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Smoke. I could :puke even thinking about it. My neighbors like to pull up a chair between our apts and smoke right outside my window. I was waking up to it at 7 am almost every morning until dh made the chair disappear <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="whistle"> .
 

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Certain smells make me want to :puke!!! Those are foods that I normally like, but the smells drive me mad!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap">
 

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The inside of the fridge or the kitchen garbage are the WORST for me! :puke Even if the fridge is fine and there's nothing going bad in there, just that smell fo cold foods all mixed together.... UGH!! I hold my breath every time I open it! The freezer isn't good either but not as bad as the fridge...
 

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I also have a pretty sensitive nose under normal circumstances, but during pregnancy.. ahhhhg! Everything stands out more, and some things really get to me. The one I remember from my first pregnancy is the smell of citrus (which I normally love) could make me gag in a heartbeat. This go round I hadn't been able to open the fridge, but my stomach couldn't handle cleaning it either, so I got my step-daughter to, lol. Some perfumes, but not all. I can't take the smell of hard cheeses. My step-daughters room - she had to wash everything and air it out. And oddly enough - my husband, who has a mild musky scent and has never ever used deoderant - I literally went out and bought him a stick. He was totally getting to me, and he didn't even really smell bad, LOL. I got a lot of glaring over that one...
 
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