Results for - Anosmia

1,760 voters participated in this survey

Long ago, I would never have even thought of being deprived of my sense of smell. I think it's something most people take for granted. For five years I abused my nasal cavity through drug abuse, until one fine day I woke up, without the slightest ability to smell anything. Depression settled in. The thought to never be able to smell flowers, homebaked meals, or a loved one, is a great source of sorrow to me. I would like to speak out, and see if anyone has any similar stories to share, or any support, or ideas of a possible way I could ever regain this ever important detail to a happy and sound life.

1. Have you heard about the health condition 'anosmia'?

Yes
20%
346 votes
No
69%
1,208 votes
Undecided
4%
70 votes
Not Applicable
8%
136 votes

2. If you or anyone you know suffer from anosmia, were you/they born with it?

Yes
6%
106 votes
No
31%
538 votes
Undecided
5%
80 votes
Not Applicable
59%
1,036 votes

3. Most people are born with anosmia, or have suffered a head injury, and in some cases,have abused their nasal cavity which caused there sensory bulb to die. Which one/if any is the cause of your anosmia?

I was born with anosmia.
5%
89 votes
I have suffered a head injury, which affected the part of my brain associated with sense of smell.
7%
115 votes
I have abused/snorted drugs or other substances or medication, which killed my sensory bulb resulting in the loss of smell
13%
225 votes
Other (please specify)
76%
1,331 votes

4. Have you heard of/or been cured of anosmia? And if so, could you write in the comments section, what it is that cured your anosmia?

Yes
3%
60 votes
No
24%
418 votes
Undecided
5%
87 votes
Not Applicable
68%
1,195 votes

5. Do you believe that if someone has killed their sensory bulb through drug abuse, there is no way they will ever regain there sense of smell, therefore they have to accept that it is gone forever?

I still have faith that science will find a cure to revive the sensory bulb responsible for sense of smell.
17%
292 votes
I believe that if someone abused drugs in a way that permanently killed off there sense of smell, it is impossible for them to ever smell again n this lifetime.
22%
381 votes
I trust in science, and in a few years from now I have confidence that they will find some way to cure anosmia no matter what the cause.
37%
654 votes
Other (please specify)
25%
433 votes
12/03/2015 Health & Fitness 1760 43 By: Bmcduff29

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