?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Fun with neurological misfires

Given my generally piss-poor sense of smell, I find it really entertaining that one of my standard migraine symptoms is random olfactory hallucinations.

Today, for example? According to my brain, the inside of my nose smells like devil's food cake batter.

Comments

( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
maiac
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Olfactory hallucinations of devil's food cake? That could almost make it worthwhile to have migraines.
wiliqueen
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Unbaked batter, actually. Which is even better.
ceffyl
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
At least it's a nice smelling hallucination! :)
shadowmaat
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'll take the scent of devil's food batter over something else that's brown and drippy any day. ;)

Maybe it's your brain's way of apologizing. "Sorry for the migraine. Here, have some cake!"
thanatos_kalos
Mar. 10th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
mmmm...devil's food cake...
tricksterquinn
Mar. 10th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
...would you believe this was the second post IN A ROW on my flist about scent? It came right after this one.

That seems like a bizarre thing to have your nose smell like.

I'm sorry you're having migraine trouble!
wiliqueen
Mar. 10th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
How funny! And I figure the chronic sinus troubles in my late teens/early twenties to be the reason I can't smell worth a darn, so it's even more of a coincidence.

Thanks for the sympathy. Fortunately, it only happens two or three times a year, and the pain part at least is pretty responsive to meds. Which just leaves weird smells, prickly skin, and light and sound sensitivity.
tricksterquinn
Mar. 10th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Well, I hope you stop having the hypersensitivity and pain parts ASAP, and that the smell is nice rather than awful. ;)
studiesinlight
Mar. 10th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking that the Best People in the World are the makers of Advil (i.e. the gelcap just kicked in). The makers of Excedrin, Bayer, Tylenol, Motrin, Pamprin and the rest must be pretty darn good people, too. Analgesic manufacturers: serving humanity since willow-bark tea.

Sorry about the migraine! Is today a work-from-home, at least, so you can pull the shades and not drive?

I'm told that my mother had displaced-smell experiences like that. I never heard it was related to migraines, but perhaps she just didn't tell my dad that part -- only the fun parts, like when her brain reported the smell of orange sherbet as the feel of a kiss.
wiliqueen
Mar. 11th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, neat! I hear a lot of synaesthesia examples for taste, but not often for smell.

And thankfully, yes, yesterday was indeed a telecommuting day. And much better today. Thank you!
sherron0
Mar. 11th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
I think smelling cake batter would make my migraine worse! There I am, feeling sorry for myself because I'm in horrendous pain, and there's cake in the air that I can't EAT!
wiliqueen
Mar. 11th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* For the most part, smells don't make me want to eat something unless I'm really hungry. And there are some that are better left as smells because the taste is terribly disappointing. Especially coffee -- it smells divine and tastes awful!
( 12 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

sugarplum
wiliqueen
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna
WiliQueen's Woods

Latest Month

November 2016
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by chasethestars