Thank you for this post. I too live and work in NYcity. It is extremely disheartening and had rocked my confidence, like most could not imagine. I started a new job in January 2014, a few weeks after my father died. My diet and stress levels were out of whack. I have always had a gas problem, much like my mother did. She died of Cancer, but I wonder if she had Gluten allergies. I am also lactose intolerant, so that too may play a part in my odor issues. I have pledged to try my best to avoid all Gluten products and develop a revolutionary way of living. I look forward to the day that I am able to ride the train during rush hour. I long for the time that I can walk into a crowded elevator and not worry about people staring or scampering to get off before their floor. I cannot imagine going through this as a child or young adult. I do know as a manager for a major corporation, it is a really demeaning and career threatening obstacle.
I am looking forward to my new life. I am extremely grateful to you for this validating post.