I called the pharmacy and they did not have heightened sense of smell as a side effect, but I think that's what's causing it. I have a very keen sense of smell but today it seems I can smell everything -- my son's BO, my dog's medicine, my basement -- all much more intense than ever before. The pharmacist mentioned taste aversion and I wonder since smell and taste are so related. I have been on it off and on for about three months. One and half month on -- two weeks off, two weeks on.
Hello Wiscoteacher. Psychiatric drugs can and do effect us in various ways. I will research and hopefully have a definite/more information on your question. Regards pledge
I started Wellbutrin about 3 weeks ago, and I am having the same situation. I can smell EVERTHING! The worst is smelling people. I can smell their natural scent (not BO) coming from their breath (as in their internal breath) and it makes me very nauseous my sense of smell is also completely heightened with everything else. I can smell feet if people have their shoes off. My omega 3 pill I take smells like a fish died..etc.
Yes. I was taking only 75 mg for approximately. 2 months. It caused my hypersensitivity to perfumes/chemicals,etc. Also, it seemed to increase depression because of the hypersensitivity to smells. Praise god, I realized this problem and stopped the Wellbutrin. Now will be taking Elavil.
I have been on Wellbutrin for a couple of years and I have definitely noticed an increased sense of smell which has affected me quite a bit! My husband is patient but I know that it bothers him when I react so intensely to smells. I smell everything. I know what people ate when I talk to them, the gym and hockey rink are almost unbearable, body odors are way too intense for me, and I have scentsy burners in every room of my house now! However, for me the positive outweighs the negative when it comes to taking this medicine. It definitely helps me.
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