Question if olfactory hallucinations can be explained by ASD

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09 Jul 2022, 9:57 am

Can olfactory hallucinations be explained by Autism Spectrum Disorder? I have sensory issues and I sometimes smell things that are not there.



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09 Jul 2022, 11:32 am

How do you know that the smells are not really there?


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09 Jul 2022, 2:20 pm

I have non-psychotic hallucinations.



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09 Jul 2022, 2:23 pm

Now I'm confused. What does that mean? Is it like you just see or hear things without paranoia or anxiety or anything negative going on?


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09 Jul 2022, 2:24 pm

FranzOren wrote:
I have non-psychotic hallucinations.


What do you mean?

If you see things that arent there ...then...you are psychotic.. UNLESS you only see them while trippiong on acid, or mescaline, or like that.



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09 Jul 2022, 3:26 pm

It means that I am that I am self-aware that it's hallucination.



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09 Jul 2022, 7:41 pm

Its good that youre aware that they are hallucinations, but your brain is still playing tricks on you. So its psychosis. And it has nothing to do with autism.



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09 Jul 2022, 9:59 pm

Now, that makes sense. I am sorry that it was Autism Spectrum Disorder, it's just that I have sensory issues and sometimes smell things that are not there, due to my sensory overload.



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10 Jul 2022, 5:53 pm

I am not sure what you are asking. But Aspies do have amplified senses. We can smell things at heightened levels. It can be a GIFT.


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10 Jul 2022, 6:02 pm

Makes sense.



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12 Jul 2022, 10:40 am

It's possible that your sense of smell is sensitive enough to pick up scents and nuances that others cannot pick up. My hearing is like that and sometimes my smell for certain scents is like that also. So it would be difficult to tell if it was a hallucination or not. If your sense of smell is just that sensitive then it is most likely an Autism thing. But I don't know how you could know for sure if you were hallucinating. You might have to be clinically tested to find out.


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12 Jul 2022, 11:46 am

I sometimes have non-psychotic hallucinations. It means that I sense things that are not there, but by learning that it's not real.



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14 Jul 2022, 3:25 am

Some medications can cause olfactory hallucinations. A friend of mine who took a mood stabilizer kept randomly smelling either oranges or burning plastic. Once he ceased the medication, the hallucinations stopped.



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14 Jul 2022, 7:47 am

Mine is a sensory issue