Mood: confused

Have you ever dealt with phantosmia or olfactory hallucinations?

I have been haunted by a phantom smell for the last several days, and this isn't the first time it's happened.

In 2019, I lived in an apartment complex and just told myself that the smell was one of our many neighbors who happened to be a smoker.

It happened again last year. We had already moved into our own house. My boyfriend and I were both cigarette smokers in the past, and were currently vaping at this point. I kept asking my boyfriend if he could smell the smoke, and he said no. I was convinced it had to do with the coils in the electronic cigarette devices. I made him vape outside. I quit all together (go me~)

The smell has returned. Once again, I am the only one who can smell it. No one has smoked cigarettes in our house that we know of. It's so strong to me. Overwhelming. Nauseating. Distracting. Last night I went to sleep with my nose in a container of fruity pebble wax melts to try to mask the scent.

I looked on the internet for some answers, and got everything from depression and sinus infections to schizophrenia and brain tumors.

Some websites said that it could be the sign of a ghost visiting you. My mom was a heavy smoker. Is that you mom? You stink. :(

Another one said it was the "smoke of hell"!!!!! Very very reassuring..... O_O

Has this ever happened to you?

I'm trying to not freak myself out, lol.