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@johnbishop

@iceblue according to this NCBI article it could be a side effect of gabapentin.

Olfactory Hallucinations without Clinical Motor Activity: A Comparison of Unirhinal with Birhinal Phantosmia
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4061890/

What to know about phantom smells (phantosmia)
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322698.php

Have you talked with your doctor about the phantom smells?

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@iceblue
Although I agree with @johnbishop you should contact your physician as these phantom smells may potentially be serious. I always look at symptoms from an Epilepsy point of view since that is my mimesis. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy is a possibility although slim in my opinion. In TLE Epilepsy odd odors usually last 30 seconds to a couple minutes. It doesn’t sound like Focal Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus in this layman’s opinion. But whatever it is has the potential of being serious. Please contact your Physician.
Jake

Many thanks for the additional links John. I already have an appointment scheduled for Jan 17th to discuss my cholesterol, but I will add this to the list of things to discuss. In the meanwhile I am hoping a reduction in the Gabapentin will eliminate this bizarre experience.

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