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Sense of Smell and Taste... Gone

A few months back I began to notice that my sense of smell was diminishing as was my sense of taste (which makes sense because you really "taste" with your nose).  Over the past week or so I lost most of these senses.  I can sense with my tongue things that are sour, sweet, bitter, salty, spicy hot, etc.  But these are the only things that the tongue senses.  To taste (sense the flavor) one needs both the nose as well as the tongue.  So it is more accurate to say that my sense of smell has degraded to the point where I can smell, faintly, only those sorts of odors that tend to be bad--I'll spare you the details.

So I have been thinking about my eating habits.  Despite the fact that I can't taste things, I nevertheless go for foods that I love.  And this makes me sad; for not only can I not taste it, I can't recall to mind specifically how it tastes.  So why don't I just eat bland food, knowing there is little taste, so that I expect nothing and don't become sad?  I don't know.  What really sucks is that I can taste "sweet" better than the others and so I am eating a lot of sweets. 

To figure out why I've lost my sense of smell, I turned to the many medications I take. One in particular, amphetamine salts, can have this side effect, but I found a reference to this side effect in only one reference.  I have not yet cut down on my dose of amphetamine salts because it helps me a lot when it comes to my work and concentration.  I imagine that eventually I will get tired of smelling and tasting nothing and just quit taking this drug all together.
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