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a1Jim

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03-22-2012 06:37 PM

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I know this is a crazy subject but I find more and more things affect me as far as smell is concerned. For some time now Cigarette smoke has bothered bothered me to the point that if I smell it on someone I have a headache all day.I’ve also found things with almost any perfume smell including laundry soap, deodorant, hairspray, hand lotion and many other products.Even the products that claim to be scent free are not. This is a real problem for my wife and my self.We have very dear friends that are the greatest people in the world but the wash there close in Gain a very pefumie Laundry detergent it is so strong when the come to visit the smell from their clothes stays on our upholstery for months after wards and going to their house just kills us and we have tried everything we could think of to neutralize the smell but to no avail. When they walk down the street we can smell them from 20feet away if our windows are open. Are we crazy or do other people have the same problem?

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 06:44 PM

Sorry I will post the link only

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 06:46 PM

Sorry I will post the link only

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#4 posted 03-22-2012 06:51 PM

Can’t add to the above !
BUT A1jim you are not alone. I leave some grocery store lineups, perfumes give me headache all day. I avoid people that smoke. (I quit smoking 30+ years ago now find it STINKY)

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#5 posted 03-22-2012 07:01 PM

Thanks for all that information Gman
How about just posting a link to that information.

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#6 posted 03-22-2012 07:01 PM

None of that bothers me. “I’d say you are crazy.”

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#7 posted 03-22-2012 07:03 PM

Hey Don I’m guessing your a smoker :))

And Yes I’m crazy

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#8 posted 03-22-2012 07:04 PM

Jim,

The older my wife and I get, the more sensitive our noses have become. Maybe that is a defense mechanism since I am getting blind and deaf :-)

Good luck with figuring how to deal with it all, it is no fun being imprisoned by your own body.

Mike

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#9 posted 03-22-2012 07:05 PM

Jim, I am sorry but I would suggest you go to a Toxicologist or an Environmental Doctor. What it sound like you have is called Environmental illness also known as EI. OR. Chemical sensitivity. Its very real. It is not uncommon these days and the only cure is to avoid what bothers you. It will be a whole lifestyle change.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#10 posted 03-22-2012 07:07 PM

I became super sensitive when I was overdosed on Topamax. I still have a little hay fever with some smells at times.

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#11 posted 03-22-2012 07:07 PM

A1Jim
I am with you on some smells. They affect me, by not to the degree of which you speak. And YES, any time I come upon a smoker, I cross the street. No smell more horride than stale cigarette smoke.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#12 posted 03-22-2012 07:10 PM

You guys wouldn’t want to be around me, then…..I smoke cigrarettes and drink lots of coffee…..bet you don’t like the smell of coffee either, huh? I’m with Don Tikender…none of that stuff bothers me, either…..There ’s something wrong with ya’ll….....lol.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#13 posted 03-22-2012 07:14 PM

Hey Rick
40 years ago I use to smoke 4 packs of cigarettes a day strange as it might sound. I still drink coffee no problem there.

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#14 posted 03-22-2012 07:17 PM

Hi Jim, I live in the middle Norway’s largest farming district, so fresh spring air is sometimes in short supply. Otherwise it is so windy here that we have a constant supply of fresh air with no smog and since most of our heating is electric, no power generation smells either. Also we don’t have much heavy industry since the Chinese make just about everything we buy these days. On the other hand I just bought a 3” thick plank Lindenwood which is similar, though a bit harder than your Basswood over there. I have to slice it up in my bandsaw, and I hate the smell of it. Otherwise no problems.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-22-2012 07:22 PM

Wow Jim: You were a heavy smoker….I’m about a 1 1/2—-2 pack myserlf, and been at it for 51 years…. About 2+ pots of java a day…..I know about non-smokers…..I catch “flack” all the time from my kids, grandkids, but mostly I get it more from all the ex-smokers, like my wife’s parents, and anyone else who used to light up….When someone like that is around, I just stay away from them, or go outside if I’m at their home….I try to respect their wishes…..The more they gripe, the longer I puff….!!!

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