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The usual 'I smell'...

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  • Posted By: Yastro
  • October 25, 2007
  • 06:27 PM

Good evening people, in my uncountable search for a solution, I stumbed upon this forum, in hope of achieving something.
Let me tell my story:

It all started about 3 years ago... It was Filmday at school, and we went to the movies. I was sitting at the last upper row, with a girl at left, and a boy at right. Suddenly they said they smelled something very bad in the area, something like cat piss. I noticed it was me who was smelling, anyhow I kept silent. From then on, I noticed that I smell often, almost every day... sometimes I can smell it, by smelling at something, for example, a towel or something. And I will almost always smell my body odor, except when there is a more dominant smell(like parfume). The most anoying thing is, that when I'm on the bus, I notice people saying that it smells. People who often take the same bus even know it's me, and say stuff like he's smelling again... I tried a lot. Using parfume, Vichi deo(spray kind, very good, expensive but very good) taking a bath twice a day, changing clothes every day and so on so on... I really can't keep living like this... So I decided I would go to my doctor. He knows I'm the kind of person that don't gets sick really easy, don't complains or so, so he knew there must be something wrong. He prescribed alfalfa, although it doesn't work either...my next step would be an appointment with a very smart doctor from the university or something, as my doctor proposed...or...the psychatrist... Is it possible that when you think you smell, you really start smelling?

The smell is kinda undescribable, really, can't put it anywhere.
Anyhow, I'm a very sensitive guy, and I would really like to have a girlfriend... But I ain't got any selfconfidence anymore...Because they just smell me and its bad...

I really hope you guys can help me out... I'm kinda helpless...

Thanks in advantage,
Yastro(nickname)

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    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 25, 2007
    • 11:31 PM
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  • I don't know, I asked 2 friends and my sister about it, they both say I don't smell. Still... I smell it... When I'm on the bus, I see people reactions...Is it possible that when you think you smell, it seems like you are really smelling something, while it aint there, so a psychologic problem?
    Yastro 4 Replies
    • November 2, 2007
    • 10:20 PM
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  • Go to the "i can't get a diagnosis board" and enter smell or body odor. A lot of things should pop up. I had a friend who would leave her clothes in the washer too long and they would get moldy. (in a hot climate, that would take less than a day). Then they dry the clothes in a dryer and you don't notice the smell until your body heat warms up your clothes, It is particularly nasty and smells like old bleach water....kind of sour. Easy to fix, just a couple of heavy-duty washings, maybe with an enzyme cleaner or Oxy-Clean. Let dry in the sun if possible. Hope this is all your problem is.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • November 3, 2007
    • 10:58 AM
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  • OK. Since you said "piss" here are four things to check.1. Do you have an innie or outie belly button or a large ammount of belly button "lint"? (your umbilicus is a source of fetal blood, urine and fecal exchange. in some cases 2. Do you smell from the genital area? (stale urine is a common cat piss smell, this can be cause by a tearing in your spongy urethra which can cause the pooling of urine in your uritogenital triangle. although not common without pain, a small peforation would cause this pooling)3. Do you have a bump on your body that you have notice growing (lypoma or other benign cysts that tend to form under the skin have a tendancy to reduce area vascularity and cause tissue necrosis. Tissue necrosis is often a smelly affair and can be easily remedied by removal of the cyst)4. Do you notice yourself smelling more when stressed out or when standing in cold rooms? (it is common for sympathetic nerve activation to cause profuse sweating cold rooms cause your sysmpathetic nerves to activate your shiver response which incidentally activates your sweating processes from areas other than your armpits. since you are not masking the odor with deodarant you might notice the eccrine secretions to be of a different and more pungent odor than the apocrine secretions)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2007
    • 06:36 PM
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  • Go to the "i can't get a diagnosis board" and enter smell or body odor. A lot of things should pop up. I had a friend who would leave her clothes in the washer too long and they would get moldy. (in a hot climate, that would take less than a day). Then they dry the clothes in a dryer and you don't notice the smell until your body heat warms up your clothes, It is particularly nasty and smells like old bleach water....kind of sour. Easy to fix, just a couple of heavy-duty washings, maybe with an enzyme cleaner or Oxy-Clean. Let dry in the sun if possible. Hope this is all your problem is.I already cleaned al my clothes, and I mean EVERY piece of clothing to find with Dethol...Didn't work...Instead, I smelled the bad smell of the product very hard...OK. Since you said "piss" here are four things to check.1. Do you have an innie or outie belly button or a large ammount of belly button "lint"? (your umbilicus is a source of fetal blood, urine and fecal exchange. in some cases 2. Do you smell from the genital area? (stale urine is a common cat piss smell, this can be cause by a tearing in your spongy urethra which can cause the pooling of urine in your uritogenital triangle. although not common without pain, a small peforation would cause this pooling)3. Do you have a bump on your body that you have notice growing (lypoma or other benign cysts that tend to form under the skin have a tendancy to reduce area vascularity and cause tissue necrosis. Tissue necrosis is often a smelly affair and can be easily remedied by removal of the cyst)4. Do you notice yourself smelling more when stressed out or when standing in cold rooms? (it is common for sympathetic nerve activation to cause profuse sweating cold rooms cause your sysmpathetic nerves to activate your shiver response which incidentally activates your sweating processes from areas other than your armpits. since you are not masking the odor with deodarant you might notice the eccrine secretions to be of a different and more pungent odor than the apocrine secretions)1. No2. No3. No4. Not sure if it increases in cold area's...What I noticed lately, is when I went working, the smell is different... Even when I wakeup before going to work!Also, I sometimes(not much) do a waterpipe, and sometimes I smell that kind of bad odor on my hands and everywhere, even when I didn't do a waterpipe...Thanks in advantage for your replies
    Yastro 4 Replies
    • November 24, 2007
    • 08:45 PM
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  • No one who can help me? :(
    Yastro 4 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 00:14 AM
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  • You've really got to look at diet, as it is most likely your odor is caused by an interior inbalance. Do you eat dairy products or drink milk daily? Do you eat a lot of meat products? Lots of raw garlic? The alfalfa is a good deoderizer, as is fresh parsley. You would need to keep up with this. By the way, a 'waterpipe' can smell horrible after the smell sits for awhile. I would keep a journal and mark down the days you smell especially pungent. Then go back and thoroughly write down what you ate/drank/smoked the day before. You may find a pattern within a few weeks time. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 02:31 AM
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  • Stumbled apon this while looking up pheromones.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AndrostenoneMaybe explains why some people can smell you and others can't.Could you describe it as smelling like urine?Possibly you suffer from an overproduction of Androstenone Did this problem start at puberty? Regards.
    TerryG 120 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 00:46 PM
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  • Stumbled apon this while looking up pheromones.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AndrostenoneMaybe explains why some people can smell you and others can't.Could you describe it as smelling like urine?Possibly you suffer from an overproduction of Androstenone Did this problem start at puberty? Regards.Yes indeed, it smells like urine, and started from puberty.
    Yastro 4 Replies
    • December 22, 2007
    • 00:37 AM
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  • Sorry Yastro haven't found a silver bullet, you probably don't want to hear that you will grow out of it, I know I wouldn't. but it should settle down as you mature, and your peers will smell it less and less as they mature,apparently.Have you noticed some people can't smell it? apparently 35% of females think it smells musky, 8% nice, 22% bad,20% urine and 15% can't smell it. If you put the "musky" in the OK side the odds are on your side.You may have very high levels of testosterone as androstenone is a derivative of it, maybe get your levels checked. Or go to a university.http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-09/ru-gdw091207.phpAs you can see Rockeffeller and Duke have studied it, email them.When I was younger I tended to go on the offensive and I'd say something like "You smell it, well it's androstenone a derivative of testosterone and apparently only virgins can smell it!" obviously you dont say it to someone bigger than yourself. Regards
    TerryG 120 Replies
    • December 24, 2007
    • 00:24 PM
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  • I had a friend in college who could stink up a room with an odor like 3 day old asperagas piss. It was a metabolic problem he had. It was in his perspiration. I don't know either the exact nature of the problem or the reason. I think it has to do with an amino acid.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 10:04 PM
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