- May 27, 2018
I had the virus near the end of July, total loss of smell/taste. Probably took 6 or so weeks before it started to return. It was a gradual return when it did start coming back, then maybe 3-4 weeks ago I started randomly noticing a sweet putrid smell occasionally, which got worse for a while. It is like the smell of clove but mixed with the sickening smell of meat decaying. I noticed that I only smell it when I'm running water, which is really strange, and my sense of taste is mostly gone again.Little shocking surprise for me recently. I'm on week 2 after getting my ass totally kicked by the Rona and learned something devastating. So we've all heard how taste/smell gets screwed up and boy does it. On Saturday, one of my best days yet, I decided to try a small pour since my sniffer and licker were coming back. A little Glenmorangie 10, I had a taste and almost tossed my cookies. It was pure vinegar and silicone tub sealant - that's seriously what it reminded me of. I'm worried, seriously worried. So far this is the most devastating results that I hope pass soon.
If anyone else has had the misfortune I'm curious how long this will last otherwise, my drinking is over....
The only thing that comes up while internet sleuthing is a condition called "Parosmia" which seems to fit with what i am experiencing. And it seems a number of people are going through it.
Luckily for me the liquor still tastes fine
But pouring a glass of water or turning on the shower is gut wrenching at first