To answer your question: yes I do remember when all this started--my first semester at college TEN YEARS AGO. And now I am starting to realize that I have anxiety and self-esteem issues, which are what caused me to think that I smelled bad. I just actually left my appointment with my therapist and we briefly discussed this issue of my smell(but not because I believe that I smell anymore). And she confirmed what I already know, that I don't smell(as she noted her room is pretty small and if I did smell she would definitely be able to tell). All of our stories are so similar, almost exactly the same in many instances, that from my perspective it is hard for me to say to you guys that you have a actual physical problem or odor. I know that I didn't do any of the remedies that I see on this forum within the last 2 years, and I am completely worry free about this odor problem. I don't hear any of the rude comments I THOUGHT I heard or see anything that I THOUGHT indicated me smelling really bad. Again for me it was about believing what my family and friends said---that I don't smell bad. Have you discussed this issue with your therapist? How about family and friends? If you have any further questions I will definitely respond back. I suffered for ten years, while you have one under your belt, don't let this turn into ten years of unhappiness. Write back I am here to help.