OK, I have been trying everything lately to stop the horrible fbo. I am losing clients over this bo now so I decided to try the Grapefruit-Seed-Extract and saline solution nasal flush today. Glad I didn't do it over night because I am in a LOT of pain. I would never be able to sleep like this.
I have gotten my IBS symptoms and wet sensation "down there" under control. I smell nothing from any part of my body now. (I never smelled the fbo but could smell faint smells from diff parts of body). Yet I still get complaints at work....And a weird thing is I have a bad sense of smell. I get "phantom smells" from time to time (like cookies baking or bad smells no one else smells) so I thought I must have a sinus infection or something. Plus I have read a lot of threads on forums that discuss halitosis or sinus infections can fill a room with a fecal odor even if your mouth is shut the whole time. Here goes nothing. I will report back in a few days to let you know if it worked. If you have tried this method to cure bo, please write back about it. Thanks!
Hi Thirdyear. I can't tell if it worked or I lost my sense of smell for the day. My bedroom didn't stink when I came home-it is usually musty smelling. My car didn't smell like smoke yesterday and I could not taste the bitter taste that is usually in my mouth. I ate red meat the day before which usually makes my sweat stink (for some reason my forehead/face smells after a meal like that) and I didn't smell the usual odor.
People at work were chatting behind my back about me and making suprised faces. I can't tell if I really stunk bad or they were suprised I DIDN'T stink for once. I am also using Grapefruit-Seed-Extract topically and a few drops in my enema. See how it goes. Sorry if it didn't work for you. I have a feeling I have to do the flush daily until I get rid of the white gunk in my mucus. Did it again this am. What else are you trying?
I did the flush 3 ways this week. One just plain Sea Salt water with no real difference except I was breathing better. The I did Sea Salt , baking soda, and Grapefruit-Seed-Extract which I got a lot of reactions to (above) at work and I noticed a diff in the way everything smelled that day. Then I did just plain salt water and Grapefruit-Seed-Extract which did nothing and actually made my surroundings smell musty all the time! I didn't smell bad (I think) but it trapped the musty smell in the front of my nose all day.....making me super paranoid that I smelled of that.
So I actually think the GSE does nothing and am trying the daily sea-salt and baking soda flushes. I have a strange feeling this has been my problem for over 12 years. I had a sinus infection that I took antibiotics for then and after that all my IBS issues started as well. I just didn't think someone's sinuses could make one smell like a hot sh*t but they can. Google halitosis or sinusitis and fecal smell and there are a LOT of people who cured their odors by curing these issues. Heck, there is a whole sinus forum on curezone here too! Hope this helps someone.
I am feeling unreal....a nasal flush is solving my problems? This is insane....why didn't I do this sooner?!?!
The trick is to do the sinus irrigation with high Sea Salt content and Grapefruit-Seed-Extract under pressure. I am pretty sure doing this daily is solving all my bo issues. This method has cleared any odor from my face, scalp, underarms, and everything!! I am so excited about this! I hope it helps someone searching for answers. I always wondered why I got no comments after spending a day swimming in the ocean....answer is I was giving myself sinus irrigation! YES!
Hey! Congrats on your succes.....that's great news! I also tried the Grapefruit-Seed-Extract and it did help. Can I ask you a few questions? How many drops of gse did you use? How did you se it under pressure? Can you smell your own Odor, or do you rely on other ppls reactions? I am thinking of tryng this again. It is very painful but did change my smell (or my perception of it.)
Hey Atlanta, I remember your posts and thank you for experimenting early on :)!
I use the mind-numbing amount of 20 drops of Grapefruit-Seed-Extract with Sea Salt (about a tsp.) in about a cup and a half of water. After a few days of this, you get used to the pain. Seems the earlier ones hurt more and now it feels like jumping intl a swimming pool-that rush of water.
There are a few ways to use it under pressure. I have read you can buyan actual machine (I guess like a water pick?), then there is what I use--a squeeze water bottle, and you can also get squeeze droppers/bottles from the pharmacy. I think there are a few brands Afrin? and Neilmed.
I couldn't smell my fecal odor-but once I got that under control, I noticed strong bo from all over: urine, feces (even after being on fodmap diet for a year), underarms, facial sweat, and scalp odor. Being around it all the time, I guess I got used to it so I didn't know what everyone's problem was. I rely heavily on others reactions and people are not shy about telling me I smell at work. They never had the nuts to tell me to my face but would complain about it loudly to one another.
People at work are suprised now. Like after a year I finally took a shower--and you know what it is like--shower 3 times a day...super clean etc. Never leave the house unless I just showered,etc. People suck but I have no complaints for about a week now.
Hey! Thanks so much for your reply. Strange, your story sounds similar to mine, in that I noticed an increase in the odor a few days after I did the neilmed with 20 drops of gse too. But unlike you, have been too much of a wuss to try it again. I have never been in so much pain!! Do you still do 20 drops each time? And how often do you do the flushes now? Sorry for all the questins. But as it did seem to help me last time, I am thinking of tying it again....but I am a little scared....but if it works then the pain would be worth it!! Congrats again, and pls keep us posted with your progress. :)
Hey Atlanta, yeah after complaints about fbo stopped I got complaints like homeless/musty/etc.
Don't be a wuss lol :P it hurts less after you do it a few times. I didn't know what I smelled like or how strong it was until I did the first flush that worked. I think your reaction of the smell getting stronger was the flush wearing off so you become more aware of the scent coming back. I was so offended by (even my urine smell!) the smells I just kept flushing. I do the sinus flush daily before work after shower. Maybe I should so just saline one at night too? Hmmm. Good luck. Keep trying, I think we are onto something.
Hey there, thanks so much for all your feedback. Ok. I will toughen up and try it again....maybe 15 drops this time, and post my results. Hope this continues to work for you....let's keep comparing notes! Take care!