Yesterday I went out running errands and ended up at my girlfriends house around 9 p.m. She lives 45 minutes away from me. Monday and Tuesday are her days off and we stayed up till 2 a.m. yaking. This is my lifelong best friend since age 2. She smokes, and of course did last night. She knows it bothers me, and was kind enough to go into the kitchen and smoke next to the exhaust vent near the stove. But, did have a couple in the living room. On my drive home, which is about 45 minutes, I kept tasting metal in my mouth. Yuk. Like I licked a coat hanger or handled a lot of loose change and put my hands to my mouth. But I handn't. So I get home safely a little before 3 am, get ready for bed, go pee and I get a STRONG smell of "smoked something". I suddenly made the connection between the "metal" taste and the "smokey" smelling pee. Cigarette smoke contains a LOT of NICKEL and I must have been trying to excrete it already, and I could actually taste it. Then the smokey smell when I urinated, that's pretty quick detoxing, I think. Even our odd symptoms make sense if we only look deep enough.