Anyways. I have been researching so I do know about vitamin deficiency and diet and have started taking some supplements. I do know that I’ve been known to have elevated liver enzymes, low sodium, low crea for the past couple of years. The first time this happened I was tested for several immune disorders which all came back negative and thyroid was good as well.
I must note that I was put on ADHD medication for the cognitive issues I was having a few years ago which do not even touch the cog fog I have now. I feel like I’m going crazy. So please if you have any suggestions let me know. I would love some input. Thanks in advance!
I think you should go to a doctor and describe exactly what you have written. If other people smell you then a doctor should notice it. If only you smell it then perhaps you have an infection in a nasal cavity or sinus.
The slurring is something you should definitely raise and the sooner the better. There can be a number of causes behind that.
I wouldn't wait around. Just be sure you repeat what you've told us. Especially the slurring issue.
Have you been using any nose drops with zinc?linc123 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:46 pmI would also like to explain this smell. I’ve been smelling this horrible smell for 3 weeks now. It’s made me so self conscious that I bathe twice a day brush my teeth constantly and wash my clothes with extra detergent. The strange thing is I don’t even know how to explain the smell. It’s just funky and gross.
"I often forget things over and over and over again."
I was that way all my life, but my memory improved dramatically within months after I starting a gluten free diet, about 5-6 years ago, shortly after I got my diagnosis. Have you considered trying a gluten free diet?
Some of my other symptoms from a MS attack also improved after my diet change but don't know if the improvement was related to my diet or just a remission. But I am pretty certain my memory improved because of the gluten free diet.
Agree w/the other posters. One thing you must do is get your active duty medical records. Then you will have them to look for any documentation of symptoms of MS while on active duty. Or whatever you may ultimately be diagnosed with. IDK what the time limit is to file for disability, but if you can prove that it's more likely than unlikely you had this while on active duty (that's the verbiage they want from a dr.), disability can be in the cards. PVA, Paralyzed Veterans of America, can help.
One reason for this is the time limit goes away if it's determined you had symptoms on active duty. Then it's deemed service connected.
To elaborate, nasal sprays or drops with zinc should not be used. Zinc is toxic to the neurons making up the scent receptors. It will cause them to die off. Once the brain stops receiving sensory input from the scent receptors, it will start fabricating odors, some of which can be quite vile. Fortunately, the scent receptors will regenerate over time, but it can take a while.NHE wrote: ↑Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:04 pmHave you been using any nose drops with zinc?linc123 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:46 pmI would also like to explain this smell. I’ve been smelling this horrible smell for 3 weeks now. It’s made me so self conscious that I bathe twice a day brush my teeth constantly and wash my clothes with extra detergent. The strange thing is I don’t even know how to explain the smell. It’s just funky and gross.
https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news ... ss-smell#1
It's also possible that you could have some issue that affects your olfactory bulb. That's a conversation best suited to have with a doctor such as a neurologist.