I'm 30 years old male and suffer from Body Odor
and bad breath that just seems to get worse the more I try.
I can't smell this odor myself(only time I can smell it is when I sit on a cushion/sofa for an extended period and smell that - the smell is something else, a rubbish dump type smell.).
After showering the smell is definitely worse for some reason.
It has been getting steadily worse throughout my twenties - in my early twenties it just seemed bad when I was drinking alcohol - If I stayed at a friends hosue when they came into the room I was sleeping in the next day it was always "Wow, the smell in here". Of course this bothered me but not too much - I was always under the idea that I'll just stop drinking and it won't happen.
Nowadays I don't drink. But the smell is now ever present. When I get into a car the windows always go down and the air conditionar on full blast. This happens 100% of the time, even in the nighttime in the dead of winter. It is absolutely humiliating. I got a job last Christmas working at a computer in a room with maybe 50 others. It was only then that the magintude of the sitaution hit me - people literally running away from me, not sitting at the computers directly adjacent to me. I'd shower and cover myself in deodarent before I went in but this seemed to make things worse - something to do with your skin oil being washed away and this exposes the mal odor more I think.
Then a friend who I haven't seen in a while asked me would I help her sell his veggie burgers. She has a stall selling home made produce. I said I would.
Anyway I turned up. One potential customer walked away from the stall saying "there's a bit of a smell" and I was supposed to work the next day. I was expecting it and sure enough the phonecall came that night "you don't need to come in tomorrow"
My doctor almost convinvced me it was in my head then as soon as I left I got a ride from my sister and the windows open straigth away after I said something - my breath.
I even brought my sister in with me to the doctor and she completely froze up and denied she could smell anything as soon as I got in there. There's definitely s psychologically element to discussing a person's smell.
My bedroom smells absolutely horrible - Of course I cant't smell it but my nephews told me it smells like "piss".I use incense sticks to maks the problem.
I haven't been on a date in a few years. In fact the last one I was on the girl told me "There's something about you I should tell you but I think it's something your friends should tell you instead" no prizes for guessing what it is.
Of course she never texted or called back.
It is a food problem I think. I stink of what I eat. I can smell spices and other string flavous in my urine and on my armpits.
Right now Im trying the charcoal and chlorphyyll method - In fact chinese chlorrella was the closest thing I could find in the health shop - it contains the most chlrophyll I could find.
Of course I'm single and have no one really to ask if it works or not.
I'm also trying bicarbinate of soda dissolved in water. It is supposed to be really good for cleaning out your insidea, though not good for you in the long run.
I don't know where I'm going in my life. I'm absolutely petrified of job interviews.
I'm not expecting any responses form this, I just needed to get it off my chest.
But I'd appreciate ay responses, tips, advice and whatnot.
Thanks for your time.