I am a 20 year old female. My problems started about a year ago. I woke up 1 day with a mild musty like odor, I didnít make too much of it so I just forgot about it. It took me a few days later to realize that the smell was coming from me. I used to smoke a lot and the smell got worse when I did so.
Whenever I would light a cigarette then inhale and exhale the smoke, I would emit this strange nasty smell from my mouth, from the smoke. It did not even smell like smoke. I realized that anytime I was around smoke or someone lit up around me, where I would be close to the smoke, the smell would be there. (Very strange for me, did not know what it was) so then I stopped smoking. And I would seclude myself from smoke and anytime anyone would light up I left the room.
But then it got worse for me. I started having a more definite odor, but it was of feces. I do not even know where it is coming from. I know it is not gas though because I donít feel it. It often gets worse when I eat or when I swallow anything, the odor gets stronger.
This odor that comes from me also changes. It goes from strong to mild, from a feces odor to musty yeast like odor to a rotten eggs odor. Sometimes it does go away but only for a short period of time, and it always comes back. I have been to the doctors (GI) I have had an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, an ultrasound, CT scan and X rays. All come up mostly normal. I have been hospitalized for these ďattacksĒ that I have (bad cramping, vomiting, and bleeding) its gastroenteritis and mild gastritis. They say I have reoccurring gastritis, inflammation of my intestine and that I have GERD and IBS and hemorrhoids.
So I take prvacid for my GERD. It helps. They gave barbiturates for my stomach, but they really donít help. But nothing explains this odor I have. I have not told any of the doctors about the odor, it is very embarrassing. But I will the next time because I know I need to, for them to help me. I used to be happy and social and fun.
I donít go out at all anymore because of this. I have even tried suicide twice and been put in a hospital. This is driving me crazy.
I need help badly. I want to live, but I canít.
Please help someone, or anyone who may have a similar problem. I used to be the life of the party but now I am just the joke of it!