Hi all……After 6 months of fighting this treacherous disease I am happy and proud to announce that I know longer suffer from fecal odour/leaky gas. I have genuinely defeated the demons of this devastating disease.
I am 26 years old male, and suffered with this for four years, went from partying having loads of friends and getting lots of girls, to being alone on the couch too scared to leave my house because of the fear of ridicule.
Now my smell from what I understand was at the serious end of things….pretty bloody potent. Enough to clear a room and I got the usual comments like ‘Who shat themselves’.
This is not an easy ride to beat this, but if you can be totally dedicated to sticking to the diet I believe we can all get better from this. The sad thing is though, the weak minded won’t make it. It’s harsh but it’s the truth!
For 6 months I stayed on the Candida diet, being as strict as possible and concentrating on eating as many green vegies as possible (I think they are the key…think probiotics) I also took my anti-fungals religiously along with a digestive enzyme, fish oil capsules and a multi-vitamin. Progress began very slow, but it was obvious something was going on when I could see white flakes and transparent things in my bowel movements. At times I began to wonder if anything was even happening, because progress was so slow. But the key is, to not doubt your self. Just keep going no matter what.
Each day my goal was to add a piece to the puzzle….whether it being going on a huge run or skolling a disgusting vegie shake. It all adds to the finished piece and in the end, this is what will bring you success.
Forget about the %¤#&!§-miracle cures, THERE AREN’T ANY! Stop wasting your hard earned money on things that don’t work. People are willing to take advantage of people like us who are emotionally unstable, which brings me to the next mini topic.
Beating this is one hell of an emotional ride…..there will be some highs and also plenty of low points along the way. Because all of us are suffering with toxic blood, our organs are basically getting manhandled from it – as all sorts of crap filters through our kidneys, liver, pancreas etc. This means we are susceptible to stress, get easily fatigued and are often very emotional and confused. The by-product of Candida die-off is also totally nasty to the brain. It can turn you into a complete mess overnight. You will have days where you are negative and can’t picture the finish line will be upset, crying or just can’t get out of bed….this is totally normal. Die-off is bad shit!
My bowel movements are the only thing that I would say aren’t 100%, and I would also agree that I haven’t ridden the Candida/fungus 100%, BUT I AM CERTAINLY SMELL FREE. From the things I told my doc he seems to think the fungus/candida is in my pancreas, so he has given me some meds to try and eliminate this. Everything we are suffering from is very vague, so I was very impressed when he got out his books during my appointment and we talked through it to better understand it. Incidentally, mark my words, there is def a relationship between the smell and the liver, and possibly kidneys/pancreas. When I did my second liver flush, the next day I turned slightly yellow and the smell was being emitted in public again. What does this say. The by-product of Candida is after all alcohol, and we all know what too much alcohol does to the liver. Makes sense!
For me personally, I gained an exercise addiction throughout my fight, and I will exercise daily for as long as my body lets me. For the first few months I would do cardio three times a week, but at the end it was more like every day. I would push myself further and further and my fitness levels went through the roof. This was perfect, as it enabled me to sweat out all the dirty toxins in me. I consider this one of the most important things in beating this stinking problem. The only thing is with exercise is, it makes you tired…..always have a good sleep after and drink loads and loads of water every day. This goes without saying though.
I also couldn’t have done without the support of a special friend who gave me support through my ordeal. I can’t thank her enough. The thing is, for so long I told NO ONE except my family, who pretty much thought I was tripping to an extent. Well they supported me, but they did think I was obsessive and paranoid about it. The day I told some of my friends and this special girl, was when I reckon my mind allowed me to push forward. You cannot bottle this up….your friends will think you are a weirdo…..and the funny thing is they will understand what you are going through and will be there for you no matter what. If they aren’t true friends you will find this out.
The isolation is one of the biggest problems with this disease. Believe me when we say we have been to hell and back, it is so totally true.
The best thing is if you can beat this, you can do absolutely anything in life. It gets easier from hear on in. Of course you still play it safe and follow the diet. But now for me life is about to be amazing. I got through my friends wedding and even got asked on a date by a girl who seated at my table, the times have changed, and it feels good.
So there you go, for everyone who has given up hope or contemplated suicide, YOU CAN BEAT THIS, I HAVE PROVED THIS. And to the people who have actually taken their own lives because this, I wish you could be with us all now, to see that there is a solution.
It's not about fighting the odour at all (you can't think short term).....its about getting the insides cleaner and in better working order.... if you do this for long enough the smell will eventually disappear. Do this by following a strict Candida diet and getting on the antifungals (garlic,grape-fruit seed extract, pau d arco etc). Stay well away from all carbs and Sugar and all will be good.
Hey Hadenuff29, I was wondering what exactly made up your Candida Diet. I do know that generally the diet consists of staying away from anything with Sugar or yeast in it, so basicly, it appears that most of the diet is comprised of only or mostly vegetables and supplements, am I correct?
I've tried the candida diet and unfortunately didn't last as long as you because I had gotten so desperate to find a quicker cure. I've been dealing with this for just over 2 years now and I'm also wondering if those of us who've already experienced this fecal odor might be susceptible to it again if we don't stick to the diet. Can we return to enjoying a pizza, beer, or whatever like everyone else or are we destined to eat like cattle for the rest of our days? I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm all for getting rid of this, and for GOOD, but is there any permanent damage to the body because of this is what I'm trying to get at. My doctor doesn't believe people can have Candida overgrowth yet my symptoms are genuine and much like everyone else here on this forum. I've seen 2 gastroenterologists and a hydrotherapist about it and only my hydrotherapist confirmed the over-growth of candida. Now intutitively-speaking, I had an idea that the liver was some how involved as well as you stated above being compromised by heavy drinking (which I did before the onset of symptoms). I'm wondering if this type of damage or affliction is permanently reversed with no threat of it coming back...at all. This is the ultimate question for many of us. How many men and women of all ages and health ranges eat and drink freely and don't worry about fecal body odor? What makes us so different? I've had friends drink me under the table and they don't suffer at all.
So how long have you been smell-free since your 6 month battle? I too have noticed transparent and white particles of matter in my bowel movements that damn near shocked me and thought there was something wrong until I read that this is evidence of parasitic infection and the breaking down and release of unwanted toxin in the body. During which I was supplementing with a whole food vitamin, probiotics, Atlantic Cod fish oil, and Kyo-Green supergreen powder (fantastic stuff). Any insight on the Candida diet that you practiced would be helpful and also too how I can try to eliminate more of these transparent parasitic type matter in my colon on a regular basis instead of on occasion. Thanks.
its the no Sugar no carbs diet, that gets the results. Stick to this and you will get results.
I'm pretty sure i was smell free after 4.5 months, but just kept going and waited until i was 100% sure. Because half the problem is once your better, believing this.
The thing i noticed is though, as i got better through my fight, the anxiety and all that was slowly disappearing even before i was better. So by the time i was better (6.5 months) i had confidence that i just didnt have when i was so toxic and would only leave house to buy groceries.
Just stick to it, and def get more hydrotherapy. I have had 4 sessions, and will get another 6 over the next 6 months to get my colon in better condition. I believe we can eat whatever we want in good time, but youd be mad to do it straight away. Imagine after another year how much my insides would have mended. Remember the smell is being emitted from dirty blood. So the better the intestines the less chance anything unwanted will get in the blood.
it is pretty weird at the moment
don't know what to do with myself.....it's a long weekend, and i'm planning in my head on staying on the lounge.....then it hits home....i can actually leave the house. The freedom is overwhelming. life is good, and i want every single person on here to realise that they too will be better soon.
I'm so happy for you! It's always so moving to see the breakthrough of someone who's been homebound to feel free again. Congrats.
I'm so glad that you discussed it with your doctor and that he was honest enough with you to pull out the books and discuss it all with you. He's a genuinely great doctor. It's so interesting to me to discover the possibility of having this internal organ Candida/fungus infection. I never knew it existed.
This is why it's so important to be tested to determine the cause of the infection because your diet is so different, and even contraindicated to a certain degree, from the TMAU low choline diet. Fish oil capsules pretty much made my son's odor go completely through the roof, yet it helps you with the Candida/fungus infection. I think this is an indicator that you don't have TMAU - which is great for you because TMAU is a genetic disorder as opposed to an infection!
I hope the Candida/fungus infection of the internal digestive organs is not recurrent, that's something only time will tell. But you already know how to deal with it, so you are more empowered to combat it from the get-go to control it quickly.
Have fun with your new found freedom, and best of luck.
From my experience, i smelt way worse for the first couple of months taking garlic and other antifungals, this is because you have bacteria/candida die-off.....bowel movements smell really really bad. But once you eliminate this you will start to smell way better. This is why people have no luck, becuase they aim to smell beautiful overnight. When the truth is, it gets much worse before it gets better.
If your son, didn't have it his whole life, i will almost guarantee he got it from taking too many antibiotics and having a bad diet. Did he eat heaps of sweets, or does he have a sweet tooth?
He was actually born with bad breath, but his very strong odor began at the end of a one-year treatment plan of Acutane, which is very hard on the liver, and may cause some degree of liver damage. Acutane is a ridiculously high Vitamin A complex that is recommended as the very last resort of severe acne treatment. After 2 years of surgically removing cysts from his face on a weekly basis (a very painful experience) and YES, TAKING ANTIBIOTICS ON AN OFF DURING THE 2 YEARS, the extreme odor kicked in. I'm sure his liver was affected by all this.
He really is somewhat repulsed by sweets, unlike the rest of the family, and the only sweet food he eats regularly is ice cream with chocolate syrup. He has always had a terrible diet because he's very allergic to almost everything, including what would be very nourishing for him - vegetables.
He is working with the TMAU diet which seems to control the problem. If his urine test for TMAU comes back negative, then I'll suggest to him to do the Candida diet you did, and hopefully that'll work for him as well. We’ll be asking you many questions if that’s the case if you don’t mind.
No problems, ask me whatever you want. I am truely no expert, but i have learned so muh through my battle. There are actually quite a few people who got the odour after using acne treatment/antibiotics. I think they just run down the whole immune system and kill all the good bacteria in your gut, letting Candida/parasites and whatever else take control.
I noticed you said your sons room smell really bad in the mornings etc, this was totally the same for me. Everywhere i went i left an odour for ages. My room smells normal now, i have done trials with my mini step brother...little kids don't lie.
Hello, first of all, I would like to congratulate you for winning the fight and being cured. I hope you visit this site to help other people, most people that have been cured suddenly forgets about everyone else and never return to keep us people suffering posted on what they did to get healed. I'm a high school senior who needs help.
I have the same problem but I'm not sure if it's candida. I was wondering how you knew you had candida? What symptoms did you have? When was your first recollection of this odor? What type of foods did you eat during your healing process? What was the smell like for you, did your smell change according to what you ate?
I just started my diet two weeks ago and have been avoiding meats, dairy, sugar, and processed food. It's hard but I'm getting by. Eating lots of fruits too, not so much vegetables although I'm working on it. I've also been doing cardio at least 3 times a week but I'm slowly bumping it up to every day and doing weight training 6 days a week. What supplements should I take?
Hope you still visit this forum, it would make me so happy to see a reply, thanks.
Do not eat fruits as fruits contain lots of sugar, in this anti-candi diet you have to avoid all sort of sugar, good and bad.
Try to eat veg and yoghurt, and whole food. See my thread if u like.
I have been suffering from fecal odor for 5 years now. It started in 6th grade but I didn't think of it. I always thought people were making it up, but its not until this year that I actually smelled my self and smelled what others have been smelling for years. I can't f***ing take it anymore. What bothers me the most is that there's nothing I can do about it. I wish it was regular sweaty bo, then I can just hop in the shower and it'll be gone, but it's much more f***ing complicated than that. It is RUNNING my f***ING life. I never want to go out, I skip classes so don't have to deal with the cruel comments, my grades are going down because the teachers can smell me too and I don't come in for help. If I have a bad education, then my future is f***ed. I've tried showering with lemon juice and baking soda, this medicine to make you poop more, and diet. What else am I the f*** to do? My odor changes based on what types of food I eat...and when I haven't eaten anything yet it smells like feces. The doctors are puzzled and don't think there's a cure. My parents think I'm crazy and won't buy me medicine that I think might cure it. I also have a pea sized lump in my anal area, but it comes and goes. What is it? What is my problem? I don't cen know where the odor comes from. It seems like from my anus, but when I wipe or stick my hand in there and take it sniff, it smells like nothing. But when I smell my skin to see if its from my pores, I smell the lotion I'm wearing. Maybe that's because I can't smell it at that time. Does anyone else have the same story as me? Please help me.
Hey! I have the EXACT same story as you. It's crazy how similar we all are on this website. :/ It kinda feels like we're all sorta best friends in a way.. Is that corny? Ha. I always tried to make the best out of my situations, and even if someone made a cruel comment to me, I would come home and feel happy regardless. I had crazy mood swings. Either that or I just chose to ignore it somehow. Anyway, I'm so sorry for what you had to go through :( But trust me, you aren't alone! I wish none of us had to go through this. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Okay, well I hope we can talk more and be friends after this. Because I'd love to talk to you about this horrible secret I've kept from everyone. I mean, I can't talk to ANYONE about this! Well, other than you guys on this site. But yeah I'm blabbering on and on so yeah I wish you success and all the best. :) <3
I am wondering if our symptoms are similar and from what I've read they are the same but i have a few questions.
Doctors are not helping me at all I've tried everything but an tired of sitting in waiting rooms because they are making me go insane..
I am sure that this problem co-insides with me having hemochromatosis which is an abnormal amount of iron in the blood, my hemoglobin in my red blood cells are not capable of regulating this mineral and from what i understand iron is a breeding ground for bacteria because of the fact that it carries lots of oxygen.
My joints ache - which also comes with hemochromatosis but my stomach/abdominal area aches and is swollen and my skin is an off color..
I use to be have many friends at school play sports, and go to a public gym every day.. i was in great health and i loved life..
now I dropped out of high school 7 credits short, barely leave the house.. lost most of my physique to body fat put on 15 pounds and Hate my life.. I get the comments all the time but they are rarely said to my face, usually uttered but the smell is noticed as soon as i enter a bus stop store,house anywhere.. I hear complaints of other tenants in my apartment building.
only a couple of my friends still talk to me and thats only once and a while.. my family wont even help me out with it..
I am always frustrated/ get angry very quickly,and I've quit two jobs since and can't find work
I am wondering what the diet is and how exactly you went about it what medications you've tried that i should stay away from and what you know works..
I Need Your Help!
I refuse to let this continue and am willing to do anything to make this terrible problem go away!
I have often thought that the smell may have something to do with an overgrowth of fungus.
U mentioned that you take "anit-fungals" religiously. Can u tell more about this medication/supplement?? Can it be purchased over the counter??
Hi Dear Hadenuff29,
I really appreciate ur note, as I was suffering from this smell problem for
last 8 years, and now getting better after following a anti-candi diet.
No sugar, bread, sweets, white floury food, and fruits(my favourite).
Anyway eating lots of yoghurt, fish(was vegetarian for last 3 years, but started eating fish to get rid of this horrible problem), vegetables, water, whole food like brown rice, brown pasta, suppliments like chlorella, spirulina, multi vitamins, zinc, fish oil, garlic capsules. I followed this for last 2 months. And today I bought an anti-candi tablets.
I feel much better, regarding the smell, as for last 4 years it was 24/7, now its lot better, I still have some bad days, but lot better now. Hoping to stick to this diet for a year If I wanted to. My bowels are not very good either, and had a very bad constipation one day for the frist time of my life. It was scary. But I know the trick now. Lots of water and vegetables.
I couldnt do much exercise due to busyness, but will start a strict regime next month. Anyway hoping to get rid of this. Good luck to everybody.
first of all i'm so happy that you're totally cured from fbo, by the way i've been suffering from it for almost a month now, and it's really embarrassing, do you think taking strong antibiotics had caused this?(the doctor has advised me to take 750 mg. of this particular anti biotic twice a day for 16 days due to infection) i'm looking for an answer.. thank you very much
Hi i just have a few questions if you don't mind me asking... @ hadenuff29
Just wondering, what were your symptoms? And where did your odor come from? And did you smell your own odor ? I think I'm dealing with this same issue and its ruining my life!!! Help would be nice :) :)
I also suffer from fecal odour. It started when i was about 13 years old . I am now 42. I could not progess well in school because of this problem. All the laughing and talking behind my back. Like most of us I bath twice a day and no body odour except for that smell. I also suffer with IBS and haemorroids so that has made it worse.
It stopped for a while after I had an operation for Haemorroids but came back a few years later. Yep doesnt make life worth living.
Good news is although theres no cure I managed to find a way to cut the smell out . Hope it helps you guys.
I found that the smell was worse when I ate bread , buns, rice lots of potatoes. Your body starts creating stuff to break down these foods and thats were there smell comes from. Soeven if you dont eat these food your body still creates these enzymes to breakdown food. So DO NOT eat anyfoods in the morning, i mean anything.
These enzymes are alkaline so to nutrilize it you need acid
FIRSTLY. When you get up in the morning before you do anything have a tall glass with 30% pure lemon juice (which you can buy from the store) and fill up the glas with warm to hot water .What this does is while your body starts creating these enzymes the lemon juice cuts down the alkalinity that causes the smell. Wait half an hour then go to the toilet.
DO NOT eat anything for breakfast . anything with oil will agrivate the problem if you have IBS.You can have liquids like tea etc
You can eat lunch but stay away from bread or buns and rice
SECONDLY For supper you can eat normal but cut down on bread rice or buns . Do not eat anything after 8pm Have a tall glass of fresh orange juice with your meal . This will cut down the enzymes
LASTLY. Before you go to bed go to the toilet. Your bowel movement works in such a way to empty your tummy every 6 hours. Have another tall glass of 100% fresh orange juice just befoe you go to bed.
TRUST ME ITS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY AND ITS BEEN HELPING ME.
I love to go on this post whenever I'm feeling hopeless about life.. It always gives me hope that I'll get better soon with hard work and patience. Thanks so much for making this post and coming back on here to share your story.
Quick advice on what can help a lot for that problem.
1- Change diet. Most of what I eat is vegetables and lean meat, some fruits also (check FODMAP diet)
(No grains, no rice,no pasta,no bread,no sugar)
2-Take one probiotics everyday (BioK, renewlife, Florastor)
3-Supplements (NOW Glutamine, virgin cococunt oil, psylium fiber pills everyday) check the iherb website
4-Last but not least, alcohol and cigarettes are a big no no! there the worst for that smell
Take my advices
Its been 7 years I have that problem.
I have done lots of test with doctors but no problem found exept IBS...
It may be candida but not sure i tried the diet it helped a little
It may be rectal mucosal prolapse but no test I have done yet have found it
I will find the cure for sure ;)
Take care will update soon,
Hi i will try to contribute. I have this for 7 years now.
Test done barium swallow, colonoscopy, defecography xray, no problem found. (IBS diagnosed)
I have change my diet (tried the candida diet, it helped but i dont really believe in it)
What i found is that the no grains (wheat, rice, oat...etc) helps a LOT
No sugar, no cigarettes, no alcohol
I believe its the whole colon that reacts to food and affects the sphincter function maybe (its my theory)
If someone could get a sensitive device that detect gas...farts . We could place it and be sure for once where is the source coming from... the anus... or the skin...or the breath