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 :'(