Been having problems since teenage years I started smelling like rotten eggs and sewage and its totally messed up my life.
It started when i was around 13-14 im now 18, 19 in 3 and half months. I started noticing this by people reactions. When i traveled to school on the bus people holding there noses and sneezing. I think it gets realeased from my body at random times. but after when sports in school on the bus i smelt really bad i guess due to sweat. When on the bus it was very noticable by everyones body language. Also I joined a cadets club people was like whats that smell when we was in a group. after a while one of the members told said to me theres not point you coming here nobody likes you obv i know thats because of the smell not my personaitly. ive had alot of friends in past. and another time got in a car as soon as i got in she said it smells like rotten eggs in near and opened the window. also another time in a car they put fan on and open windoews i think its alot more noticabled in enclosed areas.
now im nearly 19 so left school at 16 . didnt get any passes in my exams because i stopped going to school near end of the year and only sat a few exams i've been doing nothing just in the house all the time i don't go out i think i've been out twice in past 8 months once was for christmas xD. last time out with friends was christmas 08 last time i saw a friend was christmas 09. i used to go to alot of football games now i dont go anymore just watch it on tv. i pretty much just play shooting games now but pretty good at them but should be pretty much spent the last 3 years of my life playing it pretty much all day everyday. if not im on pc/tv. video games is my escape i dont think about whats going on in life and smelling and stuff just keep focused.
Now i looked up Trimethylaminuria which is to smell like fish but was watching a program on tv saying it can make you smell like sewage and vinigar. or do i not have Trimethylaminuria help me thanks and i never smelled when i was young had good social life and lots of friends.!
Also my parents never said i smell i dont think they can smell but my just once say before my room stinks open the windows. and i cant smell the smell on me.
awww my heart goes out to you, am 23 and a girl too! its not easy living with this condition but please dont isolate yourself from the world. it never helps believe, try and look for cures, possible ways to help yourself. thats the best bet
I'm very sorry to hear about what you are going through with this body odor. I know how you feel I basically go through the same thing everyday. It is very frustrating and embarassing for me and me being a fairly attractive female makes things worse. I use to be the girl everyone noticed in a good way and I never use to have a body odor problem and that all changed when I was 26 yrs old. I've had this body odor for 3 years. I use to be complimented on my perfume and how good I smelled. Now I have to deal with negative reactions from other people. The other day I went to the store down the street and some girl said wow like I stunk really bad and there are times people laugh at me in front of my face. I use to let it get to me and like you I use to stay in the house alot to avoid people. I'm slowly but gradually starting to go out more. I don't go out everyday but I do go to like the grocery store, take care of important business etc. See my boyfriend use to do all the grocery shopping etc. and I could see it was stressing him out. So I decided forget what people think about me I need to try and become stronger emotionally and face my fears otherwise I'm not really living life. I know it is very hard emotionally to deal with negative reactions but ever since I started going back out I feel a little better emotionally I have good days where barely anyone notices my body odor or if they do they are not rude about it and I have bad days where almost everyone noticed my body odor and I feel like I was treated like a thing not a person. My body odor I would say smells like cat urine and garbage but most of the time cat urine I think. All I know is my body odor smells bad. People can smell me from a far off disatnce sometimes but not all the time. The reactions I get from people are covering their noses, clearing their throats, sniffling loudly and coughing, then other times people laugh at me and say things like something smells horrible around here knowing they are talking about me but it does not get to me like it use to I've become a very strong person emtionally. I use to cry alot though when I first started noticing this body odor. I use to also have a good social life and now I only have 1 best friend, my sister, boyfriend and my dad. Other then them I don't really have any friends. I lost a couple friends once this body odor started but in my opinion they are not real friends if they are gonna stop being friends with me based on my body odor if anything they should be there more for me when they know I'm going through something I can't control and it is bothering me emtionally so I'm glad I lost those people I don't need fake friends. This is a great forum and alot of very nice people here who are going through the same thing you are so hang in there and I pray that you are able to find a solution to your body odor. When you are feeling very down just remember you are not the only one going through this there are many of us. This forum has helped me alot emotionally. The way I see it life can always be worst just thank God for the Blessings you do have and that he helps you find a solution and I will also pray for you. God Bless you and have a good day:)
i can relate to all of you i just hope there is a cure for what we are going through....and the sad part is im a guy that has been goin throuh the same thingfor 11 years!!!!! my heart goes out to you all...is there any help?
I feel your pain. It's been almost 14 years for me. It's a mystery... I don't know how or why it started. All I know is I've tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it. I just don't understand why these symptoms would appear out of the blue one day and never leave. If we weren't born with it, it has to be a way to reverse it, right? And if you can find a way to reverse it, then you can cure those born with it, I would imagine. As far as my symptoms go, it's been called a sulfur smell which is close enough to rotten eggs and still smells equally bad. It worsens the more stressed out I get, so getting through job interviews are tough. I've modified my diet at times, taken probiotics, taken charcoal, and even fasted for periods (helps slightly but is still there). I'm still trying everything until something works. I learned early on that eggs are a no-no, so I don't eat them. Potatoes became problematic. My favorite, ice cream, became another no-no about 8 years ago. Sigh. I'm determined to find a cure-all and share with everyone. Let's stay positive. We can beat it.
i know exactly what u mean i smell like that too
cause sometimes when the car windows are down the whole car smells like it and i know its coming from me cause it happens when ever i go into the car i pray to god we get cured take care :)
I know what your are going through only I'm in my 30's with kids and married . This has literally stopped my life and I don't go anywhere ever. I pray and cry , changed my diet stopped drinking , tried every different soap deodorant there is , body mint ... You name it , no change . HELP ..... I have to do better for my family but I can't get past the comments and humiliation everywhere i go . This is like a curse a nightmare I can't wake up from :'(
Have you checked your tonsils? Rub them with your fingertips and sniff? Look in the back of your throat, at either side of your tongue and see if any white stones are back there. IT would be like a whitehead in your tonsils. If you do, squeeze it like a zit. Then go try some nasal washes to flush your sinuses.
I am sorry to hear what you are going through, however, you have taken the correct step in trying to find out more about your odour problem and you will discover you are certainly not alone - you can get plenty of advice and support on this site, and you should also try other sites just google the titles:
'Bloodborne Body Odor and Halitosis',
'Body Odor Support',
'People are Allergic to me (PATM)'
You mention that have read about Trimethylaminuria (TMAU for short). There are two types of TMAU, type TMAU1 is a genetic form when someone is born with a defect in their enzyme FM03. They normally have a fishy smell which changes with their diet, and other smells are released which vary from garbage, seweage, sulphur, faeces - it depends on the food they eat and how their body deals with it. It is normally sporadic and they cannot smell it, and their family usually cannot smell it either.
The other type is TMAU2, which is an acquired form. By this I mean some trigger blocks the enzyme FM03 from working properly. This could be a hormonal problem such as puberty, or it could be due to a liver problem, or it can be due to a chronic infection somewhere in the body - generally a gut dysbiosis. A gut dysbiosis can be bacteria and/or candida somewhere in the intestines, usually but not always the small intestine.
Before the odour began, did you have to take a course of antibiotics, steroids or something similar? Was your diet very heavy on carbohydrates? Did you have gastric problems, constipation etc? Basically anythings can cause an imbalance in your intestines and this creates a dysbiosis. Another question - is the odour definitely coming from your whole body? Some people have found they have had a tear, cut in their back passage possibly due to straining during a bowel movement, and this caused their problem.
Tests are available for both TMAU1 and TMAU1 in some countries, but others only test for TMAU1.
You do not say if you have been to your GP, or have you discussed any type of testing with your family? For info, there is a post on about a guy who suddenly developed an odour similar to yours, and he discovered it was due to an overgrowth of candida - so it would be worth getting tested for this. You could ask your GP for a hydrogen breath test, which will let you know if you have a gut dusbiosis, and you should definitely ask about testing for TMAU.
In the interim you will need to change your diet. You should try the low choline diet, and you should read Maria's post on how her son cured his fecal body odour. She explains his diet. You could discuss this with your family and GP.
Hope this helps. Do not get disheartened, stay strong - I hope the diet helps you.
Before the odour began, did you have to take a course of antibiotics, steroids or something similar? nope
Was your diet very heavy on carbohydrates? i not sure but is possible.
Did you have gastric problems, constipation etc? i don't think so but i go go to the toliet that often. sometimes once a day used to take ages on the tolilet but not that long recently.
is the odour definitely coming from your whole body? im not actually sure i get this feeling in my back like its cold and in my legs and im quite sweaty. how can i tell about around the anus area im very sweaty there,
You do not say if you have been to your GP, yes i went to a gp quite a while ago . but he said i didn't smell or anything i said i think its coming from my back but i dont know he said my back was fine. but i think i wasant sweaty at the time.
or have you discussed any type of testing with your family? not atall
For info, there is a post on about a guy who suddenly developed an odour similar to yours, and he discovered it was due to an overgrowth of candida - so it would be worth getting tested for this.
can you link me to the post please
You could ask your GP for a hydrogen breath test, which will let you know if you have a gut dusbiosis, and you should definitely ask about testing for TMAU.
i think the best thing for me at the moment is to change my diet for a while so can you help on on that me link me to the diet that helped the other person
I have copied Maria's whole blog for you to read - see below. Hope this helps. It can take a couple of months to kick in - and you must follow it to the letter. Also some doctors give a week's supply of antibiotics, while others give a month - it depends on your doctor and what he thinks is best.
""""I'm sorry that I haven't been able to post as much as I used to since I've been dilligently working on my blog, http://mpdela.blogspot.com/.
I meant to answer your posts, but I just don't have the time. So, quietgemcrissy from MSN forum, researched my previous posts, click on username 'mpdela' where I discuss in detail how my son managed to clean out his extreme 8-year body odor. This is a copy of my CureZone post describing what he did. http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1131499
NOTE: My son responded well to the low-choline diet, but if you don't, then try low protein diet or low dairy diet, or even low carb diet, depending on what you body can't handle. Each of these diets should be done in conjunction with the protocol noted below.
The actual treatment recommended by the U.S. Nacional Institute of Health (NIH) is short-termed in that the activated charcoal is to be taken for 10 days, the copper chlorophyllin for 3 weeks, and if you use the antibiotics, only for a short time as needed, and the laxatives hopefully not to frequently but ongoing. Now the Vitamin B2 doesn’t have restrictions as to the length of time, but I wonder if you need such a high dose for an extended period of time.
Actually, this regimen is intended for people who have an incurable disease called trimethylaminuria (TMAU), which is a rare disease in which the liver doesn’t produce enough FM03 (enzyme), if any at all. The consequence of not having this liver enzyme is that in the final stage of digestion, choline is not broken down, and the undigested remains, the TMA, stays in the gut and smells terribly. Sometimes it smells like rotten fish, or burnt rubber, or spoiled garbage. The TMA is absorbed from the intestines into the bloodstream and comes out in all bodily secretions like the saliva, sweat, urine, mucous membranes, etc. Therefore, this diet is intended to reduce the choline intake to minimize the TMA left in the gut, to then neutralize the odor of TMA with charcoal (which is never absorbed into the bloodstream), with chlorophyllin ( a deodorizer), and periodically, the gut is cleansed with a mild laxative to get rid of any residual TMA.
This is why it’s important to be tested to see if indeed you have TMAU in order to determine whether you should stick to a low-choline diet for the rest of your life. My son has not yet been tested, but he tried this treatment, and it worked for him. Apparently, it also worked very well for Marx, who was diagnosed with TMAU. Since this may be an indication that my son has TMAU, then he knows that he has to get tested for it as soon as he can afford it.
After he finished doing this regimen and he stopped taking the charcoal and chlorophyllin, his odor began to come back slowly but surely even as he stayed on the low-choline diet. So, he came up with a modified version of this regimen based on trial and error, and he called this one his long-term regimen. Marx and others in this forum have suggested additional supplements and foods to restore the gut to a healthy state for the long-run.
Here's the exact SHORT-TERM TREATMENT and LONG-TERM TREATMENT that has worked for my son:
Gene Reviews, Trimethylaminuria, scroll down to Treatment of Manifestations, you’ll get the exact dosage and length of time of treatment to get rid of the extreme odor that is emitted the skin, breath, urine, saliva, and any other secretions. My son and I call this the short-term treatment because it’s prescribed for only for a certain amount of time.
SHORT-TERM TREATMENT FOR EXTREME ODOR
1. Low choline diet (According to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences USA 1998, the adequate daily intake of choline is 550 mg for males and 425mg for females for adults) I don’t know if this also applies to people with TMAU. I guess it depends on how much FM03 you produce.
2. Activated charcoal: 700 mg twice daily for 10 days.
3. copper chlorophyllin: 60 mg three times a day after meals for 3 weeks
4. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 30-40 mg, three to five times a day with food to enhance the function of whatever FM03 your liver might still be producing
5. a short course of antibiotics, NEOMYCIN, AMOXICILLIN, OR METRONIDAZOLE to modulate or reduce the activity of gut microflora, thus suppressing the production of trimethylamine (TMA)
6. Laxatives, such as lactulose, to decrease intestinal transit time may also reduce the amount of TMA produced in the gut
7. Replace the lactobacilli, also called the “friendly bacteria”, (L. acidophilus, and L. rhamnosus, B. lactis, Steptococcus thermophilus, and/or L. Bulgaricus) after cleaning out gut (recommended by The Trimethylaminuria Foundation in N.Y., based on other professional sources).
8. use acid soaps and body lotions with a pH factor of 5.5 to 6.5. Trimethylamine is a strong base (pH 9.8) that needs to be brought back down to a normal skin pH of 5.5 – 6.5.
LONG TERM, ONGOING TREATMENT THAT WORKS FOR MY SON (he came up with it himself based on trial and error) Now we just have to see how it works out on a long-term basis.
1. Low choline diet
2. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 100mg in the a.m. and 100 mg. in the p.m. daily
3. Activated charcoal: 500mg in the a.m. and another 500mg in the p.m. daily
4. cooper chlorophyllin: 200mg in a.m., and 100mg in p.m. daily
5. laxatives as needed, immediately followed by lactobacilli (acidophilus) replacement. NOTE: MUST BE KEPT REFRIGERATED OR THE BACTERIA DIES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, and then you’re really not replacing the friendly bacteria in the gut.
6. Always use acidIC soaps (preferably with Sea Salt s) and body lotions
with a 5.5-6.5 pH.
7. NO ANTIBIOTICS unless absolutely necessary.
In other words, I think the prescribed dosages recommended by the U.S. National Institute of Health intends to do a major “clean-up”, to get you odor free. Afterwards, I guess it’s up to you to find your own balancing act to maintain your odor-free condition based on the amount of FM03 your liver’s produces, if any. My son believes that the less you take with the desired effect, the better, and I agree.
AN UPDATED NOTE (09JUN08)
You have to do this protocol as you would an orchestrated symphony. It must all fit together and be applied at the correct time for it to work. My son had tried the various supplements, but not at the same dose, and the diet, but not first cleansing his intestines, etc., and it didn't work for him until all were done together.
These symptoms appear the same as celiac disease (allergic to wheat and gluten). A Gastrointestinal can verify what is really going on with your body. I had the same problem, my doctor put me on a over-the-counter supplement called ALIGN, which helped balance and maintains my digestive system. I am also on a gluten free diet. This has really helped me and my life is back to normal. All my symptoms are gone. It really works!
now i am 24 years old. when i was in 20 years, i am suffer from this problem(bad smell like rotten egg)--what can i do for diagnosis and treatment? what is TAMU test? In Nepal, it is possible for test? i am also suffer form gastritis, constipation before 4 years ago--and bad smell produce anytime--people hold their nose far from 200 meters and it goes continuously..i left all things, study in college, job. Family members don't tell about the bad smell--outside of people indicate me--when i walked that road and they started turn back and hold their nose..with spit. Please let me infrom the solutions as soon as possible..in email.
Unfortunately I know about this all to well. I know the rotten egg smell comes from the choline products that you are eating. Try eliminating eggs, chocolate, corn, cereals, nuts and any products that have these ingredients. As far as the sewage smell try not to eat a lot of fried foods. Maybe also eliminating dairy might help as well. It may take a week or two to see the difference.
I know exactely how you feel! It's sad to hear all these stories about having extreme body odor that affected our lives to the point where it's not worth living anymore. I live in the Bronx and I know how cruel people can be and the reactions you get. I have been dealing with this body odor for YEARS now and tried EVERYTHING on this forum and every other forum, website I can think of and NOTHING has really helped. I went to my gastro doctor and he preformed a Hydrogen Breath Test and Had an Abnormal Amount of Bacteria Overgrowth in my gut that was through the roof. I was prescribed XIFAXAN 550mg Twice a Day for 2 Weeks (4 Days of Meds Left) and I don't feel any different and I still Smell Horrible. I know my diet has not been the best but when I was on Vegetables and Low Carbs and Very Low Choline and WATER maybe a GALLON or More a Day for months I still STINK!! I just know one thing is for sure I don't know how much more of this I can take!I have Suicidal thoughts everyday but what about my kids. I have NO more real Friends, NO Job, NO Social Life/Love Life and Iv'e alway gotten compliments as being a good looking women but when men approach me they give me that PEW WHE look and go in the other direction, Which is a shameful feeling! My Gastro Doc next step is getting Me Tested for TMAU I was scheduled to get lab work but Quest Diagnostic doesn't do it and they act like they never even heard of Trimethylamine(WOW)
Try to hang in there I know it is very hard emotionally but don't give up. Everytime negative thoughts come into your head and you are overwhelmed emotionally just pray To God and he will give you comfort and strength emotionally to deal with this bo burden. Also think about how much you love your kids and how much they need you. I go through this bo problem everyday like today I was walking in my backyard getting exercise and fresh air and I smell so bad that the people that attend the church next door to me can smell me from a distance because everytime I go outside all of a sudden I start seeing faces looking at me like I got their attention somehow and not in a good way most likely my bo got their attention. One time a little kid looked out the church window and pointed his finger at me and said you gross. I feel ya on the guys approaching you issue too like there was this one guy who had a crush on me a while back when I did not have a bo problem he use to always compliment me and I recently seen him at a grocery store while I was shopping and my dad also knows him and I just wanted to run out of the store embarassed by my bo but I did not want to look rude so I stayed in the store and I was hoping he won't come anywhere near me for fear of him smelling me but unfortunately he did and he said damn and I knew he was referring to my bo. I don't know if he knew it was me cause we were in a big store with many people around so he might have thought it was somebody else but still the fact that I was there and he could have possibly known it was coming from my direction was embarassing. I only have 2 friends and my family I lost alot of friends once I got this bo but the way I see it if they were really my friends they would have stayed friends with me so in reality I only found out who was really a true friend and who was not and I don't need fake friends. I also don't have a job due to this bo the last time I worked was 3 yrs ago and I ended up quitting because I could not take the rude reactions of other employess no longer they made me the mockery of the job like I was a thing not a human being who had feelings I can't tell you how many times I went home and just cried and cried. I don't have a social life either.I pray and hope you find a cure for your bo and just keep in mind when you are feeling very down there is someone else going through the same thing. Life can always be worse. What helps me alot is to count my Blessings like my family, pets, home etc. If you just dwell on the negative that's all your gonna see but when you think about all the good in your life you realize I am Blessed in many ways this is just one burden I need to ask God to help me with. I pray that God helps you and comforts you when your feeling down he is real and loves you and knows the emotional pain you are enduring and will give you peace if you call upon him and ask for help. Take care:)
Thank you sooooo much for those words & blessings! Reading this made my heart heavy and brought tear to my eyes! I will continue to PRAY for HEALING and ask god for STRENGTH to OVERCOME this!!
Lord I come to you humble and I offer my body on your alter. I ask in your name Lord and by the power of your Holy Spirit to heal me of this horrendous sickness. Lord your word says if we ask anything in your name and it is according to your will that it will be given unto us. I and my family in Christ Jesus ask for your special touch, a healing from you Lord. Then in celebration Lord, over-fill my heart with joy that I may be a testament and a witness for you. We ask these things in your precious name and by the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen!
Hey I'm a 25 year old male and since my senior year in high school I have had this weird odor it's just like yours it can be smelled from a distance I've tried just about everything seen countless doctors and they are clueless when it comes to my odor they say there is no odor but peoples reactions toward me say something completely different so I was wondering if you ever want to talk or brainstorm over this disease my number is 267 251 6556
Aaw poor guy hang in there. I"m right now trying probiotics I heard they help bo problems sometimes to be honest I have not noticed much of a difference but I've only been taking them for a couple weeks so it may take more time to show good results. I do think they reduce the bo a little but not much. You may want to give those a try. I bought some at a Rite Aid for only $10.I also have used chorophyll in the past and it seemed to help a little so that's something else you might want to try.Any reduction in bo is a plus so even if it is a small reduction it still gives you hope that one day the bo will be gone. I know how hard emotionally this bo can be but I believe in my heart and have hope that it will get better one day . I pray to God everyday to give me emotional strength to deal with this bo problem and he does so praying helps alot. anyhow, I hope and pray you feel better soon. Feel free to send me a email if you need someone to talk to sometimes venting helps alot. Take care and God Bless you:)
I Believe that it is coming from my sweat pores mainly on my back. I get the feeling like when it's cold my hairs stand on its end. I get that feeling alot so it might be that like my pores are opening. And is quite uncomfortable.
I Been out a few times resently I went shopping and one of the shops I went in I let off a really bad smell as i walked into the shop.. Two people of front of me said it stinks in here. anyway i walked straight out into the fresh air and got out. that was around a month ago and yesterday i went to corner shop to get a couple of bits and people were holding there nose/rubbing which most of them was. So it still seems quite bad. but its wierd because i can't smell anything. if its a smell its hard to understand when you havan't been out for so long its unusual.
Anyway because i don't have a job or do anything. 19 now and
haven't done anything think since i left school my dad is
fed up saying you need to get a life a job all the time etc. but i can't really work with this situation. So im on the verge being kicked out. I'm at my other parents at the moment and he wont accept me back only if i agree to change my ways and get a job.
so not sure what to do really i believe the only cure at the moment is to change your diet. I mean reading of the things you alowed to eat. it doesn't even look like a meal. So can't be good for health.
Hey man i feel for u been going through the same thing sometimes i just dont feel like going out but i gotta do it.Have u tried going to a doctor;dermatologist? There could be something else going on there.Try different diets, lotions, soaps.
I suffer from a similar effect.
I have seen it ruin job interviews..
But, I do have news for you.
You possibly could control the symptoms.. Have you gone to a doctor? even if you don't have health insurance, a lot of hospitals will still see you if you sign up for their "financial assistance programs" and such. Please go try to see a doctor and he/she will more acurately be able to help you..
But I can tell you a few things.
The rotten egg smell is due to sulfur compounds as an end product of digestion. It just sounds like you're not able to digest sulfur containing food that well..
Search for high-sulfur foods and AVOID those, and keep to the ones with low sulfur..
This is a bit hard. The reason being that, sulfur is an esential part of life compounds.
There are these things called amino acids that make up the proteins which make up pretty much everything in your body.
There are a few amino acids that contain sulfur: methionine and cysteine.
You need these to function and live..
I suggest you ask a doctor to find out what kind of sulfur compounds you actually can digest, and which ones you can't.
In the meanwhile, I suggest you stay away from the high-sulfur foods like: eggs, garlic, asparagus.. search them.
You can also try and see if there are probiotics that can help you with digestion.
Whatever it is, You NEED to believe in your future. You have a life, that is a gift, this problem that you're having is a CHALLENGE. Everyone has a cross, this one is yours, so get up and go fight it, get doctor's help, if you don' thave insurance, get onto medicaid or w.e. availble, but go get help, go study, and make your life, don't let everything that life throws at you get in the way of your dreams. Their dreams beecause you have to fight for them.
As for how I relate to you. Well, I have a lot of digestive issues that came out of nowhere as well.
I am lactose and fructose intolerant and milk protein allergic. I can't absorbe either of these sugars, and its so bad, that I can't handle fructans (fructose polymers) either, this translates to no: dairy at all! no yogurt, no lactose free-milk, nothing with dairy, no fruits (although slowly I'm adding back the low-fructose fruits), no wheat, or inulin, or fructose containing stufff.
Basically for a while, I fasted and was just on water, then I added chicken, and then chicken and lettuce, but the lettuce caused gas.. The doctor said to take metamucil so that I can pass stool and not be constipated, but that caused gas too (when you're gassy its ESPECIALLY important to not eat sulfur foods). I really miss EGGS!! I love scrambled eggs, but I basically haven't had them fro a year since this condition started, because I did produce a strong sulfur smell after I ate them. I avoid onion and garlifc for similar reason..
So maybe that may help you. I did produce gas for 2-3 weeks while on metamucil, but you need fiber, so once your body gets used to taking the fiber, then it doesn't produce as much gas.. and then I was able to add cucumber, which produced minimal gas, and Celery too.
Basically the diet is really hard, but I'm a student and i have dreams, so i just have to be disciplined to stick with my diet so that I can do more important things and achieve my goals.
I'm 33 and i've had this problem since I was 16 years old. It's very embarrassing and depressing at times but don't give up. Recently I found a post on another site and I'm currently trying it and it seems to work. Colon Cleanse and liver cleanse from Walgreens. I take one Zinc pill(50mg) and one Kelp (600mg)pill a day from GNC. I eat one full meal a day I drink at least 4 glasses of water but drink 8 if u can, no soda at all. I mostly eat fruit the rest of the day and snack occasionally. People at work haven't been turning up their noses lately so I guess it's working. I'm two weeks in and I'm enjoying feeling normal for a change . I hope this continues. I also use Cetaphil soap (bacterial soap) from Walmart. I urge everybody to at least try it. Sincerely Mr. Happy :-)
Okay, so I have this same problem.
Legit it's so embarrassing and I'm the ONLY person I know of with this issue.
It's getting to the point of me not wanting to do anything and completely isolate myself.
If I'm sitting somewhere for a long period of time and get up it smells, if I'm enclosed in a room or a car, it smells. I smell it on myself, constantly. Even after showering.
I just want to know, will this ever go away and what can I do? If anything, I've tried almost everything.