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  • Posted By: Patt06snipe
  • January 14, 2011
  • 00:51 AM

Hey guys I have been dealing this issue for quite sometime now. I am 18 years of age, male, and will be grauating high school soon. This is my first step in actually trying to solve my problem.

What i am dealing with is an odor from my body that smells like a septic tank or ****s. When i am around people they always sniff their nose, get clogged up in their nasals, or put their hand near their nose as to not smell it. At first i was very sad and depressed about why it was me that had to deal with this problem, but after learning how to deal with it i am pretty fine about it. At this point it is just frustrating to me that my body is not the way it should be at my age. My weight is 140, i am 5' 9", and have not been diagnosed with any diseases or am allergic to anything. Over the past year i have been struggling with this because i dont want to see people around me who are not happy because of a simple thing as a smell. I want to be able to walk into a room and just know that i smell normal and i dont affend anybody. It is also pretty sad too because i cant be anyone because I am paranoid that my smell is annoying them. It is quite frustrating.
I have looked up some things online but i cant get a real answer for what might be wrong with me. I take a shower 2 times a week, wash everywhere on my body including my hair. I change clothes everyday and they smell like they just got out of the wash. My armpits dont smell. Everything about me seems pretty normal. I do know that what i eat may have something to do with why my body is releasing this stench and i could also be suffering from candida. Im pretty sure it isnt tmau because people dont ever say they smell anything fishy. I dont want to ask my mom what she thinks yet or a doctor yet because i want to see if i can solve the problem by myself without anybody noticing. I am not the type of person who would talk about their issues with people or reveal things they deal with. I just dont want to get involved in a drama type deal where it is akward and then if nothing fixes the problem you are back to step one. I just want to try figuting this out on my own first. If you need me to list more info about this problem please let me know. Please help me out!

P.S. my nose is always congested and i am 95% sure it because of my smell. I cant usually smell anything and when i can i can smell myself and its annoying.

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  • Has this odor been with you all your life? If so, it may be a rare genetic syndrome, and there may be little you can do. If not, there is not a lot else it can be other than Ketones. I had a sudden onset body odor that turned out to be ketosis, and I learned a bit about them as I worked my way through it. I found there are three kinds of ketones... Acetone, acetoacetate, and beta hydroxybutyrate, or "BHB" which is a real stinker. Different metabolic dysfunctions can favor production of different ketones... Acetone and acetoacetate can cause "dragons breath" (acetone) but little body odor, but high BHB will produce a remarkably foul body odor. I had bought some ketone test strips when I first realized what was going on, but they showed only a low level of ketones in my urine. In reading about BHB, I found that the test strips only show positive for acetone ketones, and not BHB! There are tests for BHB, but they are laboratory blood tests.You mentioned candida, and this is interesting... Candida gives off alcohol as a byproduct, and alcohol is sometimes metabolized into ketones; particularly BHB! I was drinking during the time I came down with my stinky ketosis, and when I stopped, the stinky ketosis smell did too. You may not be drinking alcohol, but if you've got candida, you've got alcohol in your blood from the candida. Candida ferments sugars into alcohol just like yeast does in alcoholic beverages. In researching how to get rid of my high BHB, I found the body uses an enzyme called "B-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase" to metabolize BHB to acetone, which is more easily eliminated from the body. It turns out this B-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase is highly Lecithin Dependant ("Rat liver mitochondrial d-B-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase has an absolute requirement for lecithin").I got some triple strength lecithin and started taking it with every meal... When I started on the lecithin, the acetone breath got worse for a while, but the body odor got much better. I got results in about a week. I urge everyone with this problem to look into getting tested for BHB (your doctor should be able to do a blood/lab test for this), and perhaps try some Lecithin if your doctor agrees it would not hurt.Good Luck and GodSpeed to you.
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • January 14, 2011
    • 05:42 PM
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  • Thank you so much for posting on here. I am glad to see somebody who wants to help me out! The first time I heard or noticed anything about this odor was in the 8th grade, so I'm pretty sure I have not had this all my life. What exactly is lecithin and where can I acquire some? Is it over the counter or does it have to be prescribed by your doctor? Most importantly, is B-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase a part of the body but doesn't work well unless there is lecithin present, or is it an enzyme I should take and then take lecithin with it? Thanks you so much for helping!
    Patt06snipe 2 Replies
    • January 31, 2011
    • 09:07 PM
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  • What you are describing sounds like leaky gut syndrome. Your not alone in this. There have been other posts --> http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=30402Also see http://www.ehow.com/about_6766475_fecal-body-odor_.html
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • February 1, 2011
    • 09:42 AM
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  • beta hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase is a normal enzyme from what I have read, but either your body can't produce enough of it or it doesn't work well without lecithin. Lecithin is a simple nutritional supplement available at most all vitamin shops and some drug stores. Eggs, peanuts and soy (soy beans or tofu, not soy sauce) contain a lot of lecithin too. Your body should be able to make some lecithin of its own... It is not an essential nutrient, but excessive generation of ketones may overwhelm your bodies supply of lecithin, and/or BHB dehydrogenase. I'm not a doctor... I just had the same problem you do and frantically searched the web until I found what worked for me. If this is going to help you, it should give results fairly soon after you start taking it. If you don't see results in a week, it may be something else. This is just what worked for meI hope this helps you. Good Luck and GodSpeed to you.
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • February 3, 2011
    • 05:14 AM
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  • Ya I looked into it some and I might start taking some. Thank you so much! Also, do you know if this leaky gut syndrom is probable? I'll look into it, but if you know anything about lemme know please. Thanks! Oh and another thing is that my stomach/intestines seem to always be making gurgling noises wether I am or not. It is worse when I lay on my back with my head on a pillow. It is very odd to me, and its as if there are liquids insdie me where they should not be and are moving around in my body. It is very strange and pretty annoying.
    Patt06snipe 2 Replies
    • February 10, 2011
    • 02:20 AM
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  • Ya I looked into it some and I might start taking some. Thank you so much! Also, do you know if this leaky gut syndrom is probable? I'll look into it, but if you know anything about lemme know please. Thanks! Oh and another thing is that my stomach/intestines seem to always be making gurgling noises wether I am or not. It is worse when I lay on my back with my head on a pillow. It is very odd to me, and its as if there are liquids insdie me where they should not be and are moving around in my body. It is very strange and pretty annoying.Not sure about leaky gut. I'd check the web. What I do know is that the parasympathetic system controls digestion. You've heard of "fight or flight"? This is the other one--meaning your body knows that when it's running from a bear, it's not the time to be digesting food. Thus, when you are resting, you are WAY more likely to be digesting food and making gurgley noises. This is normal. (Bear in mind that weight gain is related to the storage and use of nutrients, so digestion does not mean the removal of food from your system. It's more like re-locating it.)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2011
    • 08:53 AM
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