So, first off there are multiple far more important things i could be doing right now but my vyvanse has yet to kick in and im a bit distractable at the moment. As such i'm gracing you with my odd query because in general you all appear to be occasionally intelligent (if not always). You should feel great pride at this because that's not a compliment i throw around lightly.
Anyway, i have this issue with my nose. sort of. maybe its more in my brain. the second one is probably more likely. i once mentioned it around my ex and, while looking super surprised, she said that she gets the same thing. At the same time my best friend gave us both a look that said he had no clue what we were talking about and probably needed to be institutionalized.
You see, on occasion and without warning i get this odd sort of smell that isn't really a smell. its like the thought of a smell, but it not a scent that actually exists anywhere in the world. the best way i can describe it is that its like my nose suddenly got a blast of adrenaline shaped like cut grass covered in sour candy dust. more likely something to do with the smell related portion of my brain getting a misfire. what i want to know is whether or not anyone else gets this. based on my ex's reaction i can assure you that if you do you absolutely WILL know what i'm talking about, and based on my friend's reaction if you don't you'll be severely confused.
Here's where it gets weird(er). I had never really thought of what this might mean but my ex said she always assumed it was a bad omen. that's very like her. well after that conversation i considered the idea of it portending some other event. this seemed idiotic and impossible until i thought that maybe it was a migraine aura. I've had migraines my whole life but never really got an aura. It seemed there was a chance it was a really early aura and i'd just never connected the dots due to it being separated by a few days. Being as the weirdness only occurred once every few months i didn't really have a reliable way to test this. it didn't matter, i have just recently had that theory proven wrong.
The next time i "smelled" it i was sitting alone at home and randomly thinking a particularly shameful thought i will absolutely NOT elaborate on for the sake of my dignity. well, I thought that clearly if it wasn't a migraine aura, and i wouldn't know for a few days, then something must have triggered it. So i rethought the exact same thought. it happened again right at the shameful bit... so i did it again. and again. and again. somehow i was able to trigger it through this one shameful thought. each time it got a bit weaker and a bit less defined but it was still there. eventually i was distracted by someone entering the room and i haven't been able to do it again. from this though i determined it was unlikely to be connected to migraines (i didnt get one any time soon) and more likely to be connected to specific thoughts. not sure if the shame was necessary or not.
anyway, that's my anecdote. anyone else experience something similar?
yeah, weird first topic, i know. boredom, vyvanse, procrastination. probably going to post a less confusing somewhat more depressing topic later though because i have no life. so enjoy.
Edit: sorry, I forget sarcasm doesn't come off well in text. those bits were meant to be read as a bit of dry emotionless humor, not seriously. obviously didnt work. I bear no real ill will.
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on Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:19 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total.