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 Are you...?
Nonnie with super-sensitive sense of smell (93 votes)
51.96%
Secretor with super-sensitive sense of smell (34 votes)
18.99%
Nonnie with average sense of smell (22 votes)
12.29%
Nonnie with poor sense of smell (11 votes)
6.15%
Secretor with poor sense of smell (9 votes)
5.03%
Secretor with average sense of smell (6 votes)
3.35%
Other (please give details) (4 votes)
2.23%
179 Votes Total Last vote Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:29pm by HolisticFox
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Amazone I.
Friday, July 18, 2008, 4:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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hey how does this *allure* smell  

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Friday, August 22, 2008, 3:14pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I can smell bleach, ammonia, an angry skunk, and that's pretty much it... weak sense of smell here.
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Friday, August 22, 2008, 6:25pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I'm a secretor with a super sense of smell...I can smell things most people don't notice.

I can wear my own perfume and not notice it, but the odors of other people's perfume and hair
sprays drive me crazy.

I feel I'm generally overly sensitive all the way around... to loud noise, bright lights, too much
stimulation, feeling crowded by too many people or being in tight spaces, too little air,
spicy foods, labels on clothing.  Often if someone touches me or pokes too strongly, shakes my hand too tightly, or squeezes me in a bear hug,  I'm libel to scream! (because it sometimes feels
painful!)  I have low tolerance for physical pain.

Just wondering if one sensitivity is related to others.


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I think sensitivities are related.  IMO it's just the way our brain reacts to the sensation.  HSPs have lower thresholds for sensory input of any kind.  We get overwhelmed more easily, because we aren't good at filtering out extraneous stimuli.
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Iīm nonnie with super-sensitive sense of smell, thatīs why I work with essential oils and aromatherapy


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I've read being overly sensative to smells can be a sign of candida.


I'm even more sensative just befor a migraine. Anyone else?
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I've only had a couple of migraines in my life (that I identified as such), and I was more sensitive to EVERYTHING.  That's an interesting thought about candida.  I don't like strong, perfume-y smells, but I tolerate them better since starting BTD/GTD.
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Quoted from purlgirl
I've read being overly sensative to smells can be a sign of candida.


yes and of adrenal issues.
I voted secretor average, but after reading all the posts, I too should've voted sensitive, as I def am. Just yesterday, I was taking Rich back out to the combine and when I got in the truck I could smell burning plastic. He smelled nothing. That's how it usually is tho. Also, I can tell when the house water filter needs to be changed. I can start smelling the chlorine. Blech!!



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We still have a gas leak in our living room, but my husband can't smell it, and the meter reader's detector didn't pick it up.  It's only occasional, but it's certainly there.


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Could he have a zinc deficiency?
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I suppose anything is possible.  But I thought low-zinc people got sick a lot. He hardly ever gets anything.


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Quoted from Ribbit
We still have a gas leak in our living room, but my husband can't smell it, and the meter reader's detector didn't pick it up.  It's only occasional, but it's certainly there.

Women are more sensitive to the smell of gas then men.
They use a  special meter to check for leaks, never just the nose.


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The  meter reader told me to call him next time I smelled it, but by the time he gets here, it's gone again, of course.  It's just a passing whiff when I walk by a particular vent in the living room.  It's just above the water heater downstairs.


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Do you have an exhaust fan for the gas water heater?  It vents to the outside of the house and turns on only when the heater comes on.  The vent is often recommended but your particular situation may not have REQUIRED it.  You could get a gas water heater company to come out and make recommendations.  
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*shrug* I don't know.  *sigh*  Rob said there's a vent but not a fan.


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Vent should be fine if it is close enough to the side of the house.  If you are smelling it, maybe the gas company will inspect your gas water heater for free.  
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Ribbit - Love the pic of the 3 little Ribbits..... Hope you all had a good Christmas Day
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Thanks!  We just got the pictures done a few days ago and I'm really excited about them.


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got to meet the 3 little Ribbits in TN!
adorable!!
those pictures in the album thread are lovely Ribbit!


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Thanks, Lola!  We had a fantastic photographer.


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Ribbit, does the water heater have a pilot light or is it spark-lit?  If it's lit with a spark, a small amount of unburned gas will escape before ignition.  Maybe that's what you're smelling!  If that's all it is, it wouldn't be cause for concern.
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That's what we thought, but then he went and stuck the monitor right next to it, and when it kicked on, the monitor didn't detect it.  Maybe they should hire me as a more accurate gas detector than their little hand-held gadgets.


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lol!
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What about non-secretors who don't smell...who don't have bad breath and hardly any underarm body odor. How about a vote on this..or has it already been done?


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you can start a poll.....


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