tinnitis & loss of smell?
I always have had a very acute sense of smell but now after a fall in which I hit the back of my head I have lost all of the sense of smell .. how I miss the aroma of fresh coffee, perfume, flowers, ...!! MRI didn't pinpoint a problem. I have been taking zinc tabs., Vit. B6 tabs and Vit. B12 injections to see if they would help. Occasionaly, I will get just a 'whiff' of something for an instant but nothing like normal. I also now have a non-diabetic foot neuropathy (redness, swelling, burning' sensation)after the fall.
Prior to the fall I have experienced tinnitis in both ears and 10% hearing loss in one ear that has gotten worse ... can damage to the auditory nerve cause this?
It is so frustrating when the Dr. has no answers to my questions re- these problems!