Hello everyone please bare with me this story is long but I feel if you know my background will be able to understand how I believe stresses in my life have caused me to have bad breath and body odour, I hope this information shows you that your not alone and I hope we both can live a “normal” life again. I have admired this website from afar for a couple of years now, desperately looking for an answer to this embarrassing and socially crippling problem.
In 2008 i started to get severe Body Odor and bad breath, but it wasn't just that i was gaining weight having episodes of gerd (even as i write this im having gerd) i haven't always lived a healthy lifestyle i used to over eat, drink on the weekends and smoke at least 3-5 cigarettes a day. with all these poor lifestyle choice it only felt natural to have digestive issues but that was it, I also experienced a lot of anxiety i was an incredibly sociable person i worked full time and modelled for fun, from the outside looking my life looked amazing but it wasn't i was tired all the time i work 10 hour shifts pretty much every day and felt drained and tired only to be dragged to stuck up clubs where everyone was being fake, the more i hung out in these social groups i felt more a more pressure to be something I wasn’t I was very nervous and often fet uncomfortable i lost sight of my responsibilities at home bills house work etc my desire to accepted took a tool on my home life and left me and my older brother fighting constantly about bills i began to skip days at work and when i did go in i would make the simplest mistakes. around 2011 i decided to do something productive with my time and i enrolled into my local college i was so nervous and embarrassed it felt like i was introducing new pressures and stresses into my life
the stress of studying was to much i fell ill soooo much from swine flu to the common cold to over 10 episodes of tonsillitis in 1 academic year my throat was a mess my tonsil were so inflamed, every time i thought about going into college my stomach would churn, i began to throw up and had frequent episodes of diarrhoea, at this 2012 point my bad breath was fully out of control and so was my body odour i was carrying a spare top toothpaste and a tongue scraper and a bottle of water so i could discretely brush my teeth in a cubicle alone, my classmates mocked me whenever the got the chanced drawing pictures of me and saying i smelt bad, my teachers refused to help me and i failed my course, i tried to jump back into my old life i started hanging out with my old clubbing friends and work colleagues but this new odour made it incredibly hard i would be singled out and rejected from the clubs and social events, I lost my job, my partners over year either left me out of embarrassment or just acted like idiots so id dump them. I became angry and obsessed I felt like everyone was talking about me I stopped going out rarely left the house.
Things ive tried
Fasts water and juice for 7 days (no food), p90x, Candida cleanse, supplements e.g to name a few pau d arco, milk thistle, goldenseal, garlic tablets odourless, enemas, iron, magnesium, proton pump inhibitors and over the counter ant acids, digestive enzymes, betaine hydrochloride
For the last 5 years ive had the following symptoms: depression, anxiety, fatigue, weight gain ( a roll of flab around my tummy), lack of concentration, inability to process new information, pcos, gum inflammation ( bad smell in between teeth but no problems when I go to the dentist) constipation, indgestion (no matter what I take) thinning hair, brittles nails, sensitivity to cold and extreme pain after work out and very little to no results it took my 4 months to loose 3lbs :/
Why the never worked
Elevated cortisol level affected our bodies in a variety of ways from the way we think and process information to our blood Sugar levels and appetite to the way we smell the hormone is released into our bodies during times of stress to help us deal with our demanding lives but when we experience chronic levels of stress that hormone turns into a toxic poison, if you’ve ever heard of something called adrenal fatigue then youll know the wide variety of symptoms associated with this disease the light bulb cause is stress the adrenal glands are located neare the kidneys that why I see a lot of people having a lot of success with kidney flushes but if you don’t address or manage your stress youll only put your body back in the same position
Potential root cause
Stress!!!!!!! Also known as cortisol this chemical is in each and every one of us made to protect us in time of trauma and believe it or not exercise is trauma! Everything I was going through my job, my studies my relationships with friends family and partners over the years all add up to stress now don’t get me wrong I love the people in my life and the experiences ive had over the years but the stress over trying to please everyone made me very very very sick, I was so frustrated and couldn’t understand why all the herbs, diets fads and exercise works weren’t working. And every time I think about the times I smelled I was always in stressful situations, I never smelled when I was drunk because I was relaxed but I knew I could drink all the time, so I basically want to share my new journey of how Im going to overcome my stress and if you have a moment look up high cortisol levels your gonna kick yourself!!!!!!!!