IVE HAD THIS PROBLEM FOR NEARLY 10 YEARS NOW AND I KNOW IT IS GETTING WORSE.IT STARTED OF WITH PEOPLE AROUND ME SNEEZING AROUND ME .I THOUGHT TO MY SELF IS IT ME OR MY COLOGNE OR DEODARANT THAT IM WEARING .SO I STOPPED WEARING THEM AND USE NATURAL PRODUCTS EVEN SOAPS I CHANGED BUT IT DIDN'T STOP .WHEN EVERY ID STEP INTO TO A ROOM OF PEOPLE THEY WOULD START SNEEZING.THAT WENT ON FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS THEN I NOTICE IT GETTING WORSE THAT WHEN I WAS AROUND PEOPLE FOR LONG LENGTHS I NOTICED THEM TO START SNEEZING AND COUGHING, AND EVEN COMING DOWN WITH FLU LIKE SYMPTONS.NOW I NOTICE WHEN I GO INTO A ROOM PEOPLE WITH HAVE COUGHING SPASM ,SNEEZE,ITCHY NOSES AND EVEN PINCH THERE NOSES .IT HAS AFFECTED SO BAD THAT PEOPLE I WORK WITH WOULD COMMENT AROUND ME SAY CAN YOU SMELL THAT OR EVEN SAY IT VERY DUST AROUND HERE .IVE BEEN TO SO MANY DOCTORS AND THEY THINK ITS ALL IIN MY HEAD .BUT WHAT MAKES MATTERS WORSE IS NOW I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND SINCE SHE WAS BORN SHE SNEEZING FITS RUNNY NOSES AND FLU LIKE SYMPTONS AND NOW THE DOCTORS HAVE DIAGNOSED HER WITH ASTHMA AND SERVERE UPPER RESPATORY PROBBLEMS SHE HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL AT LEAST 20 TIME SINCE .AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE IT SEEMS LIKE EVEN PEOPLE LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ME ARE EVEN COUGHING AND SNEEZING AND GETTING SICK .DOCTORS SAY I DONT HAVE B.O PROBLEM I AGREA BUT I THINK MY BODY RELEASE SOME SORT IMONIA OR EVEN SOME SCENT IF ANY 1 CAN HELP PLEASE HELP .
I had this problem of people being allergic to me for the last 14-15 years. I suffered immensely because of it. I suffered professionally. I was in the US then. I went from doctor to doctor, my sister and brother in law are doctors i asked them. I told my parents. No one believed me. I was even put on psychiatric medication, my doctor said it was pschological and no one was coughong because of me.
I had a really strange problem, Not every one was allergic to me some were and some were badly. i really felt guilty inside giving them bad throats and sinus etc when around. Other symptoms they had included stomach ache , head ache. In fact sometimes i could get a sense of it as i myself have sneezed and have severe headaches.They sneezed they coughed. I was supremely embarrassed and sad
I first thought it was my jacket. I changed my jacket, my clothes, my socks, my shoes, my deodrant, my car , my house, my diet nothing worked. I could not control it and it added to my anxiety. Nobody believing me made it worse i was alone and branded a nut. The doctors had not heard of it.
I at a point thought it could be my sweat. But it wasn't either, because when i worked out in the gym the symptoms were not there. I initially thought it was sweat because i would tense up when it happened which coused me to sweat more and then symptoms increased. But this was not a cause either
Some thought it was depression, but i was not depressed. I kept upbeat. I was discriminated against, harrassed and faced hostile situations so on. Life was tough i was facing a losing hostile battle. I was scared to go to work or to college when i joined for an MBA. It was agonizing.
It was really strange. It would start out with someone coughing. It was so strange that it could affect someone even 150ft away if he was allergic. Then i would notice, it would tense me up and worsen the situation. Then more people would get affected more coughs more tension i was by then totally anxious. (This was not an anxiety disorder either as this has an underlying cause its natural to feel tense when u know you are the cause).
I really felt guilty and did not know what to do.
However over time i began to understand the causes better. In my case
the ways to control it were
1) 50% could be controlled by having sound sleep for 9+hrs a day
if i slept less what especially less than 4-5 hrs then my body would be in an elevated stressed state and this would cause i donot what but some thing in my system to produce more adrenaline or i donot know what but it caused the symptoms of people coughing and sneezing around me.
This is one major advice i can give. Sleep more than yuor requirement.
2) 20% meditate and deep breath. Deep breath and try to relax when some one is coughing. Try to disassociate your self and keep calm it helps.
3) 30% is diet and exercise. Check your VLDL cholestrol , shift to vegetarian, eat healthy
So basicallly get your balance back.
The symptoms in my case have not vanished but have GREATLY diminished so that now i can go about normal activity.
It took me 15 years to figure out sleep was an important constituent in my case. So my advice please sleep early, sleep sound and try and relax. Please sleep atleast 9 hrs. Also keep calm meditate and get your balance in life back. get some sun light and exercise cardio and sweat.
This is my advice. Guys and Gals who are affected please try this and tell me if it worked for you.
Please be patient it takes time to work...but try it
you should check out this abc special I saw- it is a real condition and there are others similar to it. This woman and a few others now have an organization to help others :
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