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Has anyone else had this experience? I’m two weeks post op and have noticed what I guess is my own smell of ketosis which is really icky but omg. I was in the grocery today and passed a guy in the produce department and nearly threw up. He reeked of something so offensive I thought I would gag. Then a woman with perfume on. Then today, my son breathed on me after he had spaghetti and I almost threw up. That’s the smell that nearly made me crazy in the store. It was garlic. But it was beyond gross. Like the strongest most rancid smell I’ve ever smelled. And the other day my MIL smelled like rancid onion. After several incidents, i don’t think it’s these people as much as it is me. Did anyone else develop the smell of a bloodhound? This is worse than when I was pregnant🤢🤮

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Yes!!!!! I was just talking to my husband about this. I am also 2 weeks out of surgery today.

I stayed in the car while Hubs went into a local gas/fast food place to get something to drink. When he got back into the car all I could smell was the greasy fast food ON HIM. He didn't eat or even touch anything in the 4 minutes he was there, but I would have sworn he brought some food with him. So gross!!!!

At the grocery store I walked in through the front doors, stopped and told my husband I smell peppers really strongly. He didn't smell anything and neither could our teen son. As we got to the very back of the store they had a sample vegetable dip they were giving out to people with- slices of pepper to dip it with.

I also agree about the garlic, which I normally LOVE. I keep smelling it on everyone....

Maybe it's our new superpower? :lol:

Edited by FluffySaysForkIt!

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I am exactly the same!!! My poor husband is dealing with my constant comments on his breath.. LOL! Even after mouthwash, I still am bothered by it.

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Oh I’m so glad I’m not crazy. The garlic is literally putrid. I don’t know how long I am going to be like this or if it gets better but I .will be sad if I can’t ever eat or be around garlic again! Lol

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On 06/17/2019 at 21:08, Impromptu said:



I am exactly the same!!! My poor husband is dealing with my constant comments on his breath.. LOL! Even after mouthwash, I still am bothered by it.


Ha! Me too!! Same. I told mine he stunk like meat and cheese the other day😆

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That was mine too!! Glad it is not just me!! I also hate all my old comfort food smells.

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Yes , yes and yes... we have lots of elderly clients at my job and for the most part they are well groomed , well coifed little darlings... but then there are a few who smell like rancid depends and Avon’s honeysuckle and I am literally 🤢🤢🤢🤢But , I also appreciate some smells more.. oranges , since my acid reflux has been healed by my RNY I can eat oranges... I squeeze the skin to smell the Orange essence... love it.. maybe I’ll keep some at work for under my nose 🥴

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OMG YALL ARE SCARING ME LOL I am ready have "super smelling powers" as my seven year old says. I can't imagine what i'll be smelling after surgery. :blink:

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35 minutes ago, Impromptu said:

I am exactly the same!!! My poor husband is dealing with my constant comments on his breath.. LOL! Even after mouthwash, I still am bothered by it.

I already can smell peoples breathe or BO from across a room its a huge pet peeve I am in big trouble lol

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Ok so I thought I had a strong sniffer but this is on a whole new level. Like burying my face in an armpit strong. 🤢🤮😆Sorry for being so graphic but just being honest. I’ve never been so offended by smells in my life.

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Right after surgery, most of the people around me smelled like corn! I don't know what that was about but it passed. A lot of smells still bother me that never did before. I am 10 weeks post-op.

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🌽 now that is a new one😂I’m not even sure I would know what corn smelled like unless you mean like a corn chip, Frito-ish kind of smell😆

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Yes, I think so too. My dentist evidently had a garlic or onion bagel the other day for Breakfast and while he was working on me I thought I was going to die.

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