So, I’ve been doing some more research, I was looking into bad breath as it seems to be a common denominator among us. I had bad breath growing up however since after high school it went away. I also did have a lot of work done to my teeth such as braces, extractions etc. (maybe that helped). Anyways, I remember reading a post about a woman who said a smell came from her until she had deep cleaning with her teeth and it went away for awhile. I believe it maybe a bacteria that originally started in our mouths thus the bad breath however has now migrated into our GI tract where it is possibly wreaking havoc…producing patm symptoms.
I also looked at the foods that can contribute to bad breath which are: high protein foods like meat, acidic foods, dairy (in the case of lactose intolerance) and sugar…bacteria thrive on these foods. Looking at protein foods specifically, there are certain amino acids that play a role in bad breath:
-cysteine and methionine which produce hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan
-Skatole (methyl indole) and indole have feces odor and come from tryptophan
-Diamines, cadaverine, putrescine have foul corpse smell and come from lysine and arginine
-Putrescine can also come from ornithine and citrulline
These are a list of bacteria commonly found in bad breath:
Gram-neg bacteria: porphyromonas gingivalis, prevotella intermedia, fusobacteria.
Hemophilus and veillonella also involved in odor formation.
Gram-pos bacteria: actinomyces viscosus, streptococcus salvarious also produce little malodor.
Also found in oral malodor and nonmalodor: actinomyces odontolyticus, clostridium innocuum, fusobacterium, porphyromonas gingivalis, prevotella, streptococcus intermedias, and salvarious, veillonella parvula, and vibrio
Originally, I thought the culprit was amino acid tryptophan as a lot of the foods that contain this amino acid seem to exacerbate patm like chocolate, cheese, wheat, milk, nuts…see the list of foods at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryptophan
I looked into tryptophan and hypothesized whether we are able to digest it properly. It was interesting to learn at high concentrations the by-product indole from tryptophan produces feces odor while lower concentrations has a flowery smell. I would suggest reading more about tryptophan, see link above.
A lot of people have also reported fungi being the cause which most possibly could. I was watching Monsters Inside of Me and there were cases where people infected with Aspergillious and C. neoformans did not seem to effect their immune system meaning nothing would show up in the blood work, however they did have other symptoms like pain, shortness of breath, couging etc. In the case of Aspergillious anyone can be infected by the spores as they are everywhere, in your furnace duct, outside from the rotting leaves, air we breath. Obviously people with weakened immune systems would be at higher risk however if someone with AIDS got Candidas or some bacterial infection it would wreak havoc on their body causing them to fight so hard that they eventually die, if not treated in time. In our cases, it doesn’t really make sense as the only symptoms are flu/allergy like symptoms, maybe whatever it is, is living symbiotically with us??
I also found an interesting site with different articles on gases however haven’t read the whole article yet but here’s the link. I like the topic on “toxic effects of asphyxiants” it breaks it down into four categories. They mention CO2, nitrogen and methane as well, which can displace oxygen and are known to be non-odorous. Maybe we are producing a lot of it in our GI tract??
See below: This was another article specifically talking about acetylene, it was interesting to know that it can dilute oxygen causing symptoms of air hunger etc. Whatever we are producing has likely similar qualities to acetylene.
Lewis  describes acetylene as a simple asphyxiant that, at sufficient concentrations, will dilute the available oxygen (partial O2 pressure, or pO2) in the air to a level that will not support life. An asphyxiant (e.g., Argon) may reach 33% of the air/gas mixture that is inhaled, reducing the pO2 to approximately 75% of normal before appreciable symptoms develop . Initial symptoms present as rapid respiration and air hunger, followed by impaired muscular coordination and nausea.
Finally, I wonder if anyone has had their CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) ever collected and tested. I know it is so hard to have done plus not mention painful.