I have the exact same thing!! Food goes up my nasal
cavity when I swallow. Then I lost my sense of smell shortly after the first episode then recently I feel like I "smell" the same odor all the time when no one in my family can smell what I think I smell. I feel like I always have something in the back of my nasal
cavity--and can actually "snort" thick mucus--sounds yucky but that's what it is).