some of the causes of b.o. may be physical but for those who have tried just about every cure out there in the market but have had little success, have we ever wondered whether this condition could actually be spiritual? some people may not have spiritual beliefs but the mere fact that we think and feel emotions makes sense to explain that we have a soul and are three dimensional beings.
i 100% believe that we can heal from this condition, whether it's physical or spiritual, because God is greater than all of these. God is God of both the spiritual and the physical.
here's my story. i had bromhidrosis (my pits smelled like onions) for more or less 15 years and i tried almost everything in the market, even surgery, but nothing worked. i'm a believer in Christ and i once turned my back on my faith and became bitter towards God because of it. however, after some time of running away from God, i've decided that with or without this disease, i will still believe in God and hold onto Him until the end. because looking back, i realized that my life with b.o. and with Him was still better than my life with b.o. but without Him. My prayers may not have been answered in the exact package i wanted but sure He's helped me, fed me and sustained me thru all these years. Even when sometimes i felt like i was living in hell on earth, He's with me even there and then.
well i always hoped and looked forward to the day when God would take it away from me and i would heal. guess everybody on here has that hope. i mean we don't have a choice but to continue on hoping. the opposite means to stop living. i did contemplate suicide many times but i just couldnt bring myself to do it because i fear going to hell, the real one, which is unbearable compared to our present hell. there, there is no respite, suffering is eternal and there is no more hope.
anyway, i resigned from my job and didn't work for more than 3 years because of my condition. i also couldnt stay long in one company because when it got too painful and i could no longer bear the humiliation, fear and panic attacks, i would leave.
in my period of unemployment, i prayed to God and sought God for answers to my prayers. i also experienced depression, anger and there was also a time when i broke down because i felt it was just too much for me. being unemployed and facing the difficulty of applying for work made my ordeal worse. so for those who have current jobs, dont quit. it's still better being employed, both for financial and emotional health. not being busy and always thinking of my condition only made me fear more and not earning salary made me feel inutile and a burden to my family. but thankfully, my family was supportive of me. they may not have understood me fully but they had my back. i believe it's God who's behind all it even as He gave my sis better paying job to support me financially.
don't know what happened, can't really pinpoint when it started, but my underarms just stopped smelling like onions as before and unscented deos started working for me already, after around 15years. before, i tried prolly almost all deos out there but nothing worked. i even tried changing my diet, bought probiotics, gse and followed advices on this site (was here with diff username before but forgot my password) and others, but they didn't help me. they might have helped others but not in my case. some worked for a while but the smell came back so i gave up on them. i gave up on dieting and continued like before, including wearing deos even though i knew they didn't last beyond 4hours. then i really couldnt tell exactly when i got healed as i was self-conscious and constantly sniffing my pits. i prolly notice that my pits dont smell like onions anymore but i couldnt be confident about it as you know years of constant smelling, my mind would have been conditioned to thinking that my pits stank. it took awhile till i finally got used to it and declared that my pits dont smell like onions anymore. and i thank God so much for healing me of that.
my struggle is not yet over. but i am able to live somehow. Jesus was underneath me and has carried me while i carry my cross. i did question God many times why i or anyone had to deal with this. and i haven't gotten straight answer. as i dont have answer about my situation, I just tell myself "the cup that Father gave me to drink, shall i not drink it?" That is to make my will surrender to His will. If this is not His will for me, why did this have to happen? Whatever i do, it's still happened so it's His will for me. and somehow i'm beginning to understand why. Also, i remind myself that no one is greater than his Master. as Jesus died, i also had to die. and i also believe that because He lives, i will also live. For God is able to raise even from the dead.
now, i'm dealing with smell sticking to my nose. i am too sensitive to smell that i would smell things which normal people dont smell. and the thing is the smell would stick to my nose, my clothes and sometimes my pits would also smell the same way, even when im wearing a jacket. it's like the smell would travel from my nose and reach my pits. but the smell reaching my pits only happen when i'm in a small enclosed space like a room or inside a car. so when i smell something bad even the drainage, papers or other things, i'd also smell.
sometimes i'd dine out with my friends, and when we get out of the resto, the smell would stick to my jacket but not on theirs. weird right? cos we both wash our clothes the same way and both use downy. that's why i said it could be spiritual. we could be attacked by evil spirits manifesting in bad odors but in order to deceive us and keep us captive to their lies, they hide under the guise of the smell of food or other things. in my case, after many years of searching for physical cure, undergoing surgery, going from one doctor to another, even to specialists, taking lab tests and finding nothing abnormal in my organs, no physical disease, i'm sure my case is spiritual. it's strengthened by the fact that the doctors supposed to help me couldn't smell me. maybe because my enemies would not manifest themselves when i'm around doctors.
i've so many weird experiences that couldnt be explained logically. even the papers at my desk sometimes would retain the smell while my seatmates' dont. when something smells bad in our work station, many times, the smell seems to hover longer around me even when they're gone from other people. when i talk, it seems like the smell sticks to my lips and i could taste it. when i talk or move or turn my head, whatever is the smell in the air that i'm smelling, people could also smell it but only when i first breath it in. so it seems like i was the one smelling. it's so weird cos i smell differently many times. it's like whatever subtle odor in the air, i would manifest them to other people. and many times, it only happens to me, not to my workmates. another thing so weird is when my head is straight, i dont smell. but just when i turn my head sidewards, i'd smell something bad in the air and other people would react. it really has no explanation other than evil spirits manifesting as b.o. around me.
but when the air in the office and nothing smells bad, i wouldn't also smell and would feel clear and free the whole day. so i also have better days which i thank God for cos at least i can rest.
i also remember during my unemployment that when i slept, i'd wake up smelling differently, like sweet but in a bad way and it could fill the whole room or house. and it'd be gone only after i shower. i think it started only when i became too fearful after resigning from job. as i was not busy with work, my mind was focused on and occupied with this problem so i became jumpy and nervous when people would come near me. i couldnt come up with any explanation as to its cause other than i had become fearful. as i couldnt explain how it started, i also couldnt explain how it's gone. but that as God has given me a job after 3 years, that smell was gone months before i got back into the workforce.