This gonna be a bit long, but I'm really serious and everyday is like hell so I'd appreciate if you read this and help me.
I thought it was GI problem or skin problem first time, but all the test results were healthy so every dr. sent me to psychiatrists.
I still think it's physical or neurological problem but people treat me like I'm mental so I write here. (No offense)
I've always had IBS all my life, and sometimes had body odor, but both were normal range and had nothing to do with each other. I mean when my IBS had really flared up there was no BO. and I'm hygienic person, I shower everyday for 1 hrs.
It started when I stayed in humid hot country. I'm weak to spicy foods or hot weather or stress, so I guess the place was the trigger--I developed severe underarm odor and become really gassy.
I'm usually a bit gassy and it's been odorless. But after staying that country(hot weather, severe stress, terrible diet) my body odor and gas(sorry, yuck) became really offensive.
So when I came back home I tried to eat healthy, lots of vegetables, limited proteins, no processed foods, etc...
Strange thing happens from here.
My skin odor disappeared and gas became nearly odorless, but strange smells started to follow me.
First I thought it was environment problem because it was not human BO. It was raw sewage smell or strange ammonia odor(not women's odor, pure ammonia smell), sometimes dirty clothe smell sometimes just undescribable something.
but time passes by I realized it was me. Because it followed me and when I bent down I could smell it coming from my body.
Then I thought I had rectal problem so intestinal gas leaking, but it was not.
One day I felt something more subtle than air coming out from my groin area and this air-like something was carrying the smell of my urine INSIDE my bladder. I didn't leak any urine, and my underwear, clothe were clean and my groin area skin didn't smell,
Something very subtle, air-kind something was seeping out from my body emitting odor of my inside.
Now you think I'm mental. don't you?
Sometimes I think I'm crazy too. and I WISH I were crazy.
And this smells change up to places, foods, condition, hormonal change, mood, or even weather.
I really can't pinpoint which thing trigger which smell. I just always have BO that follows me like radiation. Strange thing is my skin rarely have any BO now. (or my gas)
It's.... more like aura around me.
So people doesn't notice it was me first time, but slowly they start to notice it's me.
More bizzar thing is, this smell can travel to hundred meters in sec.
I MEAN IT.
I saw all the people walking hundred meters ahead me suddenly stare back at me, then start to look around as if they thought 'normal looking person like me' cannot emit this kind of odor spreading so vast area.
Plus, my family or friends or docs can't detect this smell. (though nurses can smell it I don't know why)
Many strangers can smell it (one day whole compartment of subway glared at me because of my smell. I remember the angry disgusted glares of people. I don't take subway after that.)
Some people mention it 'what the hell is that smell'... 'who **ted'... 'that's her'...
But my friends can't smell it. They are not lying. They usually point out my every defects, so when they say they don't smell, it's true.
Further strange thing is, the smell changes up to places.
Sometimes it start to emit in basement or bathroom, sometime in alleys, sometimes at my home, it just changes and I don't know why.
Just one more plus, some odors not emitted from me(like garbage smell or other persons smell) FOLLOWS ME.
One day there was an alcoholic in waiting room and I stayed there about one hour. After that day, for 2 days I emitted alcoholic stench from my body. I wasn't even sitting next to him but it was like my body aura absorbed the stench!
Think it was demanding reading, sorry.
But I had to vent all the strange symptoms that's killing me everyday.
How can this kind of symptom exist?
Severe BO? I can live with that. But smell of my inside gut or bladder escapes me?!! and it spreads to vast area in seconds?! and whatever I eat however I shower the smell doesn't go away?! and the BO is not normal human stench?
Sometimes the smell is so not human, more like sulphur substance in Lab, I can blame it to sewage problem.
Now I'm taking xanax to calm me down, and it helps me about sulfhuric odor, but when I take xanax too much it becomes rotten garbage odor.
Already too long to read, I'll add some more in replies.
Is anyone here have this problem?
What the hell is this? How can physically this kind of thing exist?
PLZ, somebody, help me.
My psychiatrist gave up on me and just throw me some xanax sometimes risperdal but they don't work much.
Oh, and every physical dr (GI, Hormonal, Traditional docs) gave up on me too.
like derp74 said, my stuff gets worse when my anxiety level goes high. I will also try relaxing my mind while I am trying some physical treatments.... though it's very hard because I have been experiencing this nightmare over 10 years so I have so many memories related with this nightmare...
It really is taboo like you wouldn't believe. Walking around with your penis hanging out isn't as bad. What? You have a medical condition(s)? No you just don't shower.
People will desert you in droves. Make no mistake. Whatever happened to compassion? What about friends? Surely family will have your back? **** me!
It is no point asking someone - even family - if you smell. It's not to avoid hurting your feelings. It's just taboo. They will make fun of you though. The best sign if you've improved is sniffing rate, particularly near an Asian person.
Signs you smell include coughing ("come clean") and sniffing. Try and be consistent in your hygiene routine so that 1) you will feel more confidant 2)you will be able to gauge your success on body language - especially sniff rate.
Beware. Once you smell more than once, It sticks. You not be able to rely on old sniffers. They (especiall assholes) will now sniff when you are clean too. therefore you need to find new objective sniffers. Do not fall victim to paranoia. Be honest with yourself and develop a good hygiene routine. This helps with paranoia. Paranoia drives you crazy as bat ****. If you've done the best you can do (shower everyday, new cloths everyday, perspirant, teeth, feet etc, forget about it. Let everything slide, but learn. Develop strong mental boundries to minimize hurt and self esteem erosion.
Beware of depression!!! it sneeks up and compounds your problem. Seek help if need be. Find inspiration. Work on self esteem and confidence
People can be soooo cruel. Do not inflict extra suffering on yourself. Have self compassion. But do something about it asap everyday. Get plenty of sleep, water, lots of dark greens, etc. Don't forget to ****. The headgame becomes the hardest part of your recovery. You must establish confidence that you have done the best you can everyday.
Do not react to sniffers and taunts! Never react emotionally. You risk coming across as psycho and loosing your job, and it only encourages assholes. You need to accept your situation.
Yes, stress makes things worse, so try and relax.
I wouldn't wish this on anyone. It will severely test you as a person. Rise to the challenge!! Good luck.
I had the same "nightmare" for years. It's incredibly hard, but I have a wife and a son that I love so much, they can help me bear the pain. First off, I have never spoken about this "condition" to my wife. It seems that she never "smells" me....and is honest about it if she does smell (if I fart or have stinky feet). My story is too long to write and I have all the same experience as all of you had. the strangest, and still going, is that when I drive, other drivers and people in other cars seem to smell something, even when my windows and their windows are rolled up!! I thought its just in my head but I see people trying to smell their armpits or putting their heads in diffferent places in their cars as if to find the smell.
Forget about social settings, party's and going to the mall, it is incredibly difficult, that my wife gets depressed, mad or sad if I want to go home right away. But is has gotten to a point where my ability to provide for my family has been nightmarish, I have been laid off twice, even if I went above and beyond work, the second time I lost work--I have even been given an award for my services, and yet I got fired. Then my current, I have only been their for 4 months, people have been noticing me and my smell, even from afar, even on the first floor where the doorman/security guy coughs VERY LOUD or laughs and talks about "the guy", its "him". Now, its gotten to a point where rumblings from our directors office about me, although I faintly hear them, I know they are talking about me.
I have accepted my curse, people laughing at me, hating me, the looks, everything.... but if I lose my job again, it hurts so much that my family will suffer for it. i cannot combat it eitheir because I have no diagnosis, it so weird that my smell can be smelled by afar, and yet some people cant smell me. funny thing is the same people I work with that talk to me and are "friends" with me, cough all the time as if they smell something bad.
If they fire me, if I try to sue, its not like its discrimation. I do not know what to do anymore, I need help.
One more thing that validated that I do have a smell.... I went to my dentist, I showered and "perfumed" before coming, and oh yeah I have deodorant on, and brushed. Then my dentist begain talking with me, then she asked me what my nationality was... then she said she know some of my native languange. then she did talk in my native languange with a bad accent but clear as day, translated: " your armpits smell bad!" I was lost for words and just had a nervous laugh.
I made a google+ community for people experiencing the same nightmare. but I've found that medhelp.org doesn't allow you to post including some URL link.
so... anyone would like to join the google+ community, go to the Google Plus site and search "Strange_Smells_Following_People";
it's the name of the community at the moment. I will appreciate if any native English speaker suggest better name.
I don't know how old this post is, but I understand. I have the same problem. It usually happens when I'm nervous or anxious. A phantom tart smell fallows me from class to class. And people sitting next to me hold their nose, turn away, laugh, point, and send sharp stares in my direction. I'm not axious or nervous around my friends and family so they don't smell anything. When I do ask people at school if i smell, they lean in give me a whiff and say I don't. BUT I SMELL IT. I've tried multiple diets, exercise hours a day, take long showers, drink lots of water, change my deodorants regularly as well as other washing products, I stuff fabric softener in my pants, carry around a deodorizer ball, and brush my teeth 5 times a day. I just can't seem to shake it. And even I don't smell it all the time, only in class. Personally, I think when I'm panicking about smelling bad my body starts to kick into hyper gear and start pumping a warning sent out into the world. I heard the chemical makeup of a woman's tears can defuse the anger of a man yelling at her though the smell. I wonder if when I get anxious by body produces an oder that wards off other people. Because I get nervous and don't know what's wrong my subconscious body may think I'm expiencing some form of danger, and use the smell to help make the problem go away. I know how crazy this sounds, but I just wanted you to know you are not alone. And who knows we may both need hours of psychological help, but at least we know that someone else out their is experiencing something similar.
I know what you mean coz am going through the same thing. When am home am okay but when I go to work and around many people I sweat like a hog and I smell. What is making it worse is that there is one person who talks about me and this makes it worse. When I was working with a nice colleague I was okay but then I was transferred to a different department and I met this lady who talked about and it made things worse. When I am at home am okay. When I go to class sometimes am okay. My husband and family thinks am okay but I am starting to feel its mental but I do not have health insurance and havent seen a doctor yet but I will be getting health insurance soon and will visit a doctor. I hope I can get help because it is debilitating. I dont even want to wake up and go to work.
Hi. We have the same . i dont know that is that or where that smell came from. im so frustrated . I Dont know what to do. i tried to eat healthy food but there's nothing happen. I wont go out to hang out with my friends because of this . Please help me. I WANT TO LIVE FREE, I WANT TO BE NORMAL AGAIN. :''((
Hi. We have the same . i dont know that is that or where that smell came from. im so frustrated . I Dont know what to do. i tried to eat healthy food but there's nothing happen. I wont go out to hang out with my friends because of this . Please help me. I WANT TO LIVE FREE, I WANT TO BE NORMAL AGAIN. :''((
Please reply me up . if you find the way to be free again with this problem. we have the same experience. some of my friends can't smell it but the others does. Some of girls smell it but the others not. It affects my life when that bad smells exist in my life. Im just only 15 i want to do more but this bad smell will affect this , my life :''( Please Help. and thank GOD im not the only one that have this problem. So Thank you .
I feel exactly the same. I too have nothing good happening to me in my life, its like i cant move foreward, and now this fecal odor. It must be a curse or something. Cant accomplish anything in my life, as though there is a invisible barrier or some invisible forces that destroy everyting precious in my life. Its funny i now strongly believe there is more to it than we see. What also is interesting that hundreds of people if not thousands suffer with this same fecal body odor, relentless nasty crap odor. Its honestly a torture for me cause i can actually smell it and its dryving me crazy never mind what others think. Its a torturrrrrrrrreeeeee!!!!!!!!!! Ive suffered with this for about5 years my self and im losing hope. Can some doctors help us all? Someone please help us. Please!!!!!!!!what could this crap be? My odor is like fecal/vomit like and nothing works and i have tried almost everything changed diet, bitters for liver, magnesium juicing , enemas. I will tell you also that i have diverticulits/osis as per mri that i had. Any ideas please?
I feel exactly the same. I too have nothing good happening to me in my life, its like i cant move foreward, and now this fecal odor. It must be a curse or something. Cant accomplish anything in my life, as though there is a invisible barrier or some invisible forces that destroy everyting precious in my life.
I think I have the same problem, and I didnt have it when I lived in California. After i moved to New York, I moved to Texas. Thats when it started for me. I looked up info on ph balance for the body, and I think I am too acidic. So I stopped eating red meat, potatoes, etc. I eat healthy, brush and floss several times a day, shower daily, and even changed all my hygenic stuff to organic. (Shaving cream, toothpaste, shower gel) I drink water and almond milk, never drink soda, coffee. I still dont know what the problem is!!!!!!!!
Hey we have the same, but i dont think if im acidic too. but i drink a lot of softdrinks i eat lot of junk foods, lot of rice , anything etc. But now i eat healthy foods . shower daily like yours etc. but when im with other friends or strange people its happening, they close thier nose ,go away etc. sorry im not good in english, Get well soon to us.GOD Bless to all.
Hello guys, I'm OP. I hadn't come here for a long time because my symptom has just gotten worse and worse. I was completely house bound, couldn't go out even for grocery shopping.
But recently I got a bit better, and I wanna share this story with you guys, hope it would help.
about a year ago I found a mould patch on the wall. I sleep right under that mould patch, but I didn't think about it much.
Recently I covered that patch with a thick paper, but I found out some dampness just get out through that paper. Actually whole wall was wet and mouldy.
So I bought a new bed and installed it away from that wall.
about a week later, now, I feel much better.
Smell didn't go away completely, but it disappeared about 60%.
I ate bags of potato chips and I'm OK. I still stink a bit but this is nothing compared to before.
I'm starting to think maybe everything was about dampness.
Before I moved to this damp house, I traveled to foreign country and I had to endure three humid summers. Usually intermittent dry cold winters balanced my body but after spending that long summer, I guess my body became...humid?
You know, damp house and damp things all stink. No matter how you clean it. I guess the dampness itself is root cause, and other things(stress, food, heat) just aggravate it.
I don't know, it's been only a week. I'll wait and see. But...I really feel much better.
'and I avoid foods which aggravate dampness in body, like dairy. Dairy is worst. Greasy foods are next. Too much water was not good either.
Hope it helps, and I appreciate all your posts and sharings.
Hey jslice im from the philippines and idk what to do. everytime i go outside some of my friends dont smell it but the others do. I tried anything like eating, drinking anything that can help but no work. I take a bath everyday 45 mins . Please help each other . Thanks GOD Bless and dont lose hope :)
I have been experiencing the same things. However I think with sweat there is many different kinds! when you are nervous there is an odor, when you are not nervous and very sure of your self there is another odor, ( a not so smelly odor) I too have smells about me that no one else can smell, but I see others holding their nose when they are around me and it is normally when I am a little nervous.. try to analyze your situation and how you are feeling when these situations occur and please get back to me, because I am sure it will help both of us to understand a little more of whats going on with us!
Hey I'm experiencing this situation right now. I smell like a urine/fishy/sulfur/hydrogen sulfide/ and sometimes people say it like it smells like feces. And guess what. People can smell it 50 feet away. even my neighbor can smell it. And now they're closing their doors when i'm crossing the street. I feel so alone. and the smell may be worse after i eat fish. it was only one time i notice it like feces. but after i bath. that is where the smell comes out. it is sometimes like urine or feces. about 10 seconds after i bath the smell just fills up a room. and it is really embarrasing. i don't know if it is coming from my armpits. but everytime i got home to school and change my clothes. i'm smelling the armpit area and it smells like it mixed with the tawas because i only apply alum in my armpit. people who use alum in their underarms don't have any kind of smell that emit from their armpits. And also, i sweat alot.
You're probably right. I'll post it again without any mention of religion, just in case. I think that if an angel appeared to most doctors they'd prescribe themselves schizophrenia medication. Ironically most people with psychiatric disorders... well, lets just say that medications only treat the symptoms, not the cause.)
But I don't think what any of us has is psychiatric, excepting the severe stress and anxiety, even fear, which the disease causes.
UPDATE: The zinc and coppers seems to be working, somewhat. It has reduced my symptoms to manageable levels and I'm hoping that its also killing the fungus. Its important to take these minerals, rather than antibiotics, for several reasons. 1) Fungi and other microbes can develop resistances to antibiotics. They cannot develop a resistance to copper, for instance. It kills them dead every time. 2.) A proper zinc-copper balance allows your body to deal with the infection in an intelligent and highly organized way. The copper and zinc itself moving through the gut does a lot to damage to mother colony, but the copper and zinc which are absorbed are utilized by the body to build advanced cellular weaponry to attack the fungus in ways beyond our current understanding. Essentially, give the tools your body needs, and it will do the work for you. Most people are deficient in zinc. This also causes copper imbalance. Too much or too little of either mineral throw the balance out of wack and cause the same problems; so, for instance, if you take only zinc you are liable to cause copper deficiency, which has the same symptoms as zinc deficiency, and likewise if you are deficient in zinc you will have the symptoms of copper deficiency also, even if you have plenty of copper in your body (which most people do.) So its important to take both minerals--they act synergistically. Men need more zinc than women, also. I am taking A huge dose of 150-300mg of elemental zinc each day, and have been for about five days. I'm also taking 2-6 mg of copper citrate. I've had no bad symptoms so far, but some people report nausea when taking zinc on an empty stomach. I intend to start reducing the intake of both minerals to lower levels eventually, as it isn't advisable to take huge does of any mineral for too long; but, it does seem to treat the symptoms well. The zinc and copper which is absorbed is put to use by your body, and the zinc and copper which is not absorbed actually kills the fungi in your gut on contact. I'm going out tonight to buy magnesium to add to my mineral stockpile, as I hear that is very effective at curing internal body odor. Will keep everyone update. I AM DETERMINED TO FIND A CURE FOR US. DON'T LOSE HOPE YET.
I have a theory that it is caused by fungal infections. A lot of people have mentioned yeast. I do believe candida could be the cause for a lot of us These fungal infections aren't like a viral or even like a bacteria infection. If you think of a mushroom, that is a fungal colony. They form structures. A severe fungal infection actually involves the fungus forming highly intelligent highly complex supercolonies all throughout your digestive system, and then, I believe in our cases, actually creating holes in your intestinal lining in the same way that water and ice can crack roads, and the fungus spreading into the bloodstream and forming satellite colonies throughout the body--even in the brain. The mother colony is always in the intestines though. That is why this is so hard to get rid of--because the fungus actually forms structures, you can actually imagine it like an ant or termite colony burrowing into your body. Even if you take extremely drastic measures and kill 30%, 50%, 70% of the satellite colonies in your body and gut, if even a fraction of the mother colony survives it can very rapidly repopulate by using the structures it already built for itself.
The reason I say fungus is because OP and other people have mentioned that they realized there was mold or a fungus around them when they got the symptoms. I just realized that, when my symptoms set in last spring, I was using a shower shared with four people and there was actually a huge black fungus growing in the shower which none of us bothered to clean (it was a college dorm.) I take very high showers symptoms and its likely that I either stepped in small particles or even more likely breathed in in through the steam. And from there is took off.
Different varieties of fungus would explain why different people have different odors. I think that the fungus can attach to organs and even the skin, and just like ice cracking a road, crack up tiny micro pores into your organs and skin pores allowing odors from inside your body to leak out. I bet you, for example, that the fungus attaches to hair follicles. I personally have found that shaving my hair very short all over my body reduces the symptoms, and for example a lot of it comes from my scalp. My skin doesn't smell normally but if I rub it really hard and fast for a few seconds and smell my hand or a towel, that there is a sharp pungent acrid smell which I can't smell normally. That is the smell which causes everyone around me to cough and sneeze and sniffle.
Therefore, since I believe this is caused by a fungus, I open the floor to anyone who knows about removing fungal infections. Personally I have been taking very high doses of zinc and copper and eating only organic white rice and and organic olive oil, and it seems like my symptoms are less severe... maybe 50% what it was a week ago (still bad.) It does get much worse when I am stressed or anxious, but I've also found that the zinc calms my nerves and makes me less sensitive to criticism. I'm also going to start taking magnesium internally, alongside the zinc and copper. Copper is strongly antifungal and zinc is another very powerful antimicrobial agent which is also deficient in most foods. Unfortunately the only food sources of zinc are red meats and eggs etc, which I cannot eat as it makes my symptoms worse.
I'm having a two week vacation in August and I'm going to go on a MEAT AND FAT ONLY diet, NO CARBS at all, alongside taking the zinc, copper, magnesium, iodine, very strong digestive aid with ox bile and pancreatin, and very powerful probiotic with 16 different strains. You can find all these very good supplements very cheaply at swanson vitamins, look for their deals and specials and buy strafegically. I'll tell y'all how everything goes. Wish me look. If I find success I will be certain to let all of you know. Thank you so much for having this forum.
So today, a friend of mine reccomended I try oil pulling for good dental health. I decided to do it-- when you arise in the morning, before eating or drinking swish a vegetable oil around in your mouth for twenty minutes, taking care not to swallow any. The theory is that it pulls toxins out of your body, but more likely it kills the microbes in your mouth, and even kills microbes up to a millimeter deep into your gums and soft tissue. I did it with coconut oil, which was fine and not too unpleasant, but when I spit the liquid out (into the trash, not your sink) I had the most horrible taste in my mouth--as if I hadn't brushed my teeth in three weeks. Well, I imagine the oil pulling was a success! I then flossed my teeth for the first time in way too long, and cleared out very foul smelling gunk from between my teeth.
Next, I rinsed my mouth with a solution of salt water, iodine, and vinegar. I did this several times, first swishing around in the front of my mouth for a minute or so, then spitting, then doing the same again but this time also gargling in the back of my throat for a minute. GET THIS: when I spit it out, there were large chunks of... something. It had a mucous-like consistency but had a definite structure, was slightly dark, and definitely wasn't mucous. I think it was fungus. I think the fungus had mentioned to expand its colony throughout my digestive tract and all the way high into my throat. The oil pulling cleaned my mouth very well, and then gargling with salt water, iodine, and vinegar killed the fungus in my throat, and I managed to actually spit out chunks of it. This gives me more evidence that our problem is a fungal infection (most doctors, I have heard, will tell you that these mucous things are simply mucous, but common sense dictates otherwise. Yes, there is mucous on it, but the fungus itself has a structure which the mucous clings to. You will see what I mean if you try it.
I then went on to brush my teeth normally, but very thoroughly, with good tastepaste and baking soda, and then rinsed once more. At this point my mouth was very, very clean. So I took my most potent probiotic, with sixteen strains, opened up a capsule, and poured the powder into my mouth. It had a prebiotic in the formula and tastes sweet, like fructose. I did this twice. This is the repopulate my mouth with good bacteria, and is the same concept as swallowing the capsule, except people always forget that the front line in this war of your digestive tract is the mouth. Oral hygiene is very important, I believe, and frees up resources for your body to contain the enemy in other places.
I will continue this routine every morning from hereonout. Also be sure to shave yourself to be as hairless as possible, and to wash your hair either with strong shampoo, or as I do with antibacterial soap. Its very harsh but luckily my hair is naturally dry and tough so it doesn't affect me. Ladies, you may want to condition afterwards. That is all. Keep up the good fight everyone.
Thanks for your posts. I think I'll try zinc and copper!
I've done the reverse of your diets - I tried pure vegetables. They worked. Gas and smell were significantly less, and people around me didn't notice anything... but I mean the random farts were still there, and I'm pretty sure the gas and smell would soon follow after extensive public exposure.
I mean, it's weird, all of us are fine at home when we're relaxed, but in public everything just goes haywire.
But yeah, I did a 24-hour nothing but boiled spinach deal because I wanted to go to a convention the next day. And those are my results... I'd like to keep doing that diet, but no one in the world can do that without having some deficiencies. And also, I'm too weak-willed to go vegetarian.
I was on a similar diet for about a week. The first three days I fasted and only drank water; the next several days I ate kale, and other vegetables. After that I ate only rice, olive oil, kale, and spinach, but saw no reduction in my symptoms. The problem with starving the infection is that we also starve ourselves, and deplete our bodies' ability to fight for us. I don't think fasting would be effective at all unless one with very good health fasted with only water for several weeks. But most people are too nutritionally deficient for that. I believe that we need to eat nutritious foods if we're going to see long-term recovery.
I haven't started the "correct" diet yet, I'm still eating a vegan diet, mainly rice, olive oil, black rice, blue corn, and now I'm introducing hemp seed. I'm going to start slowly introducing animal foods now, and then make the full switch over to a low carbohydrate diet in two weeks. Which means the bulk of what I'll be eating will be cooked vegetables, and oil.
I think you'll do well to eat plenty of cooked vegetables. Check out the teachings of Dr. Lawrence Wilson at drlwilson.com. His articles on nutritional science have taught me a lot. He also has articles about fungal/candida infections, which I think we have.
when I was approx. 12yrs I had a smell coming from my crotch area I would try to deflect the smell form the kid sitting next to me by pushing my chest hard into my desk in the hope that the smell would in some way push out the front of the desk rather than coming up to our noses (remember I was only twelve) in no way did I think this eradicated my smell but I thought that in would help. I could never concentrate at school it was hideous. I was so ashamed for years. When the kids queued for a lesson I would hide until they had gone into class thus avoiding contact in the queues.
I lived within 1 mile of school and would change my trousers and have a shower even though I had a shower before school. The smell then miraculous transferred to my feet they absolutely stink. I also had the problem of the first person in this post I thought other people had recognised me smelling. This would go on for years. I am retired now and do not have any occurrence of this problem. I feel more relaxed now than I ever have and this I think is the issue.
All of my life I have suffered with depression/anxiety and I think now this problem never existed, it took me a few decades to come to this conclusion. No one could have told me that I was imagining it. Now I am convinced these episodes were stress/ anxiety issues. If a person imagines himself to smell he/she does smell and that is the problem in a nut shell and that is why a person with this problem will not be convince otherwise. my advice would be to try as many different anti-anxiety drugs as you can to try to find one that works for you. Anyway I hope this helps
this is OP..
plz forgive me not coming back for a long time and not responding to your posts and messages..
I simply didn't have any willpower or energy to do anything else than lying on the bed thinking what's wrong with me.
am I cursed? is this alien disease? am I crazy? am I dreaming?
Recently my smell got way worse without specific reason, I was completely house-bound for months.
But I found some weird thing going on which might be related to the smell.
I feel this blazing fire inside me--which makes my lungs feel like burning, filling my breath with some fire smoke.
Or I feel some heat or energy is exploding from inside, making my head really hurt(not just headache, but exploding pain) or making me suffocate without actual cause.
Sometimes I feel nauseous with uncontrollable anger rising.
This fire... I don't understand. It's not actual heat, not even the usual flush heat people experience when hormones fluctuate, no.....not that ones.
This heat is very furious, exploding energy, doesn't go away even when I don't eat anything, even when outside is very cold, even when I'm outside where the temperature is nearly zero.
After I ate full meal this fire makes everything darn stink.
I've read about kundalini rising...maybe it's the case? I don't understand what is this heat? I'm sure this is not hormonal flush. This is somethinig else. Extremely intense energy only I can feel while my actual temperature is a bit lower than normal.
right now, I eat full meal only once or twice a day. In between I eat only fruits or small portion of sweets with coffee.
it makes me less stink.
probiotics or supplements all made the smell worse. Nutritious foods too.
I think my liver can't break down normal food very well, only can digest simple sugar in small portion.
Or, this blazing fire burns everything I consume, so if I eat small portion or simple food, the burning smell is less potent....I guess.
I tried to put down this fire with drinking a lot of cold beverages but they all only made things worse. I don't think this is actual heat, though a bit of cold beverages help.
I don't know what it is.
Right now, not eating anything much but nearly starving myself can keep the smell at least within 1 feet around me.
Oh, I can eat veges and sweet fruits, some sweets moderate amount without stinking up. if I hadn't have full meal before consuming sweets.
and 'fading', plz don't insult me and yourself by saying it was all in your head. I don't mean to be rude, but what you said kinda hurt. I'm not crazy. you weren't either.
Hi Sleepmonster i have same problem with u. what happend to you know did the smell become worse? or did it already get away? Because me this is already for 2 years im suffering in this problem i am so ashamed in going to school sometimes i dont go to school because of this and my friends sometimes find hard to stick with me because of this odor even thought its not coming from me. Im Always Lonely and Sad please someone HELP US :'(
This is 2015 and you may not get this reply. But you are right and there is nothing wrong with you. I am suffering the same thing and Im over 50. I have
been trying all my life to fix it. It gets worse as you age because you havent
fix it. Im thinking detox, yeast infection, colon cleaning, thyroid, candida, and
drinking plenty of water are the things to focus on for now. You are looking for answers and not the same pity story. Also look at the tongue, old fillings, mercury poisoning, and vitamin deficiency. Starting in 2015 my body odors seem to pick up bad smell from outside and others and merge with mine. I smell clean when I leave and later have odors from others and outside on me.
I recently noticed this and I dont understand why it is happening. Slowly go through each treatment and nutrionally treatment to see which works. Everybody is different and some have found their cure. Keep trying by trial and error. Doctors do not care and friends/family lie to your face and talk about you behind your backs. (at least mine do). I hope you see this because sometimes people with same problems see posts years later.
Hello I'm glad that I'm not the only person going thru this not that I'm happy that anybody going thru this . But I'm been dealing with this body odor problem for along time now it ******* ducks I thought about killing my self but I jus can't do it I'm very pretty nice talented but body odor don't give two ***** about that I want to be an artists .but how can you be a rock Starr and have this kinda problem
I came across to your post while searching for a cure of the same situation that you have. It is so hard to let others understand our situation. It's so frustrating and depressing that we have to deal with this kind of smell in everyday of our living. I am so tired to people who judge us like we never shower or we never clean ourselves but the mere fact that I even shower 5 times in everyday but the smell never leave. Right now I am living in Charleston and working and people from work always talking about how I smell. Sometimes I just pretend that I never heard of what they are talking about me.
I hope you can email me.
Thanks Bro il try this. Im also suffering this kind of problem for almost 2 years im also tired if they also judge me how i smell even if it doesnt comes from me. Im still a college student and it finds me hard going to scholl with this kind of problem I hope this will work. Thanks again
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