Everyone feels the same way you do Susan, it isn't an indication of a disorder or extreme stress. What you are describing is disgusting to everyone. Gross that you had to share it, I'm about ready to gag myself from reading it.
Next we can all talk about maggots or something. : (
I know this may sound funny, but you may want to contact your local authority that deals with disposal of roadkill---you can only imagine what they come in contact with---and ask them about the best way to get rid of that kind of an odor and/or any concerns. I think usually the state dept of transportation or highway services handles that, or possibly sanitation services. You may also want to contact your local city/county health dept. about any concerns regarding your building's contamination. Yeah, most of us can't stand any of that kind of stuff, but the people who deal with it on a regular basis are to be really appreciated for their work. As for the gag reflex, I wouldn't worry about it too much, unless you find it getting in the way of your regular day to day life.
if there is mild or mildew in the house it can make you deathly sick. i would talk to the person you are renting from.
good luck to you and i hope you feel better
You may very well have mold and other harmful toxins that (if unremoved) could cause you serious health problems. Last year my boyfriend had a water mame break in his bathroom and a slow leak occurred (underground) that we did not detect for 4 months- All the while I had been breathing in toxic mold and I developed "bronchial asthma" symptoms (which I was diagnosed and treated for) My symptoms worsened on the medication I was prescribed (because we still did not know we had a mold issue) I got so sick I came down with pneumonia, lost 15 pounds (and I was only 115 pounds to begin with) I felt like I was dying. When we finally realized we had a mold problem it took 3 weeks to eradicate the odor and the damaged carpeting and flooring. (mind you, this was found in the back of a closet that was never used) Anyway, at least you know where and what the problem is- now it is up to you to call a mold specialist in your area. They are in the yellow pages and appartently there is no shortage of them (as there is no shortage of mold!) I hope this is of some assistance to you.
Best of luck!