Many months ago I wrote a post about Hyperosmia thinking I had this issue due to my adderall. After moving and getting a new family doctor, I discussed the issue with her and she stated it is a common complaint once your sinuses have fully cleared when using nasacort or Flonase (like me where I switched since it is cheaper and doesn’t have a funny taste) and Claritin or Zyrtec–all of a sudden, you can actually smell since everything has cleared up allowing your nose to work at full capacity.
This made me uncomfortable because that would mean–other than during the various reconstructive surgeries and their recovery times due to my congenital cleft lip and palate, I have not been able to smell very well at all most of my life.
I wonder when we decide to have another child how much better my sense of smell will be–In my first and only pregnancy, I could smell food residue that was three days old and cigarette smoke from at least 100ft away. I had the nose of a blood hound and it was irritating for sure at times.
When that happens, I will let you know. Have a great day!