Hi there everyone I have visited this site for a while now and finally registered an account today. I have suffered from what I'm pretty sure is lgs and certainly fbo since puberty and it has only worsened. I'm 21 years old now and this effects me more now than it has ever done in the past. On a dialy basis I hear people in my classes and watch their expressions change as I sit by them in a daily routine which will be faced wherever I go. It has lead me at times to feel secluded from people and ruined any probable relationships with girlfriends or friendships with people.
I have had people point at me as I pass by them in class and everytime I go somewhere theres always that casual person that glances over at you with a look of disgust. Believe me living this kind of life isnt easy, people begin to think you dont bath and you are going to loose contacts with certain persons who you might have wanted to get to know better. You will also feel very uncofortable at times and feel like all hope is lost.
I have read similar post in the TMAU forums before where people have said, "Call me at such and such phone number, I dont have any friends and I stay home all day because I smell really bad I dont leave the house!" We all have felt like this and trust me staying home all day isnt the answer. Really we are all working to find a cure whether it be glutamine or zinc but the only probably solution, or rather sure thing is that God is our solution!
We have to remember that we are being tested and keeping our faith towards God will help better than anything else. Suffering from lgs has complety changed me as a person it has humbled me, made me thank our Lord for the the things I have which other people dont. I know thank God every day for my mother who survived through cancer and the family which he has given me. Once you repent and truly do it with a willing heart everything is possible. Easily conquer pornography, stress, anxiety (even though I still feel anxious at times) the point is anything from this world can be conquered. Any humany thirst of the "flesh" can be conquered from something small as quiting smoking to not lusting for sexual affection of the opposite sex to dealing with your daily life with fbo and lgs. Most importantly of all though through my sins and faults I have been reborn and although my odor isnt "magically" cured or anything like that I feel good as a person. I do pray that the Lord will show me a solution to this odor problem but untill then we can't take our frustration out on him. For if you turn your back on him nothing will ever get better. For those of you who suffer from chronic BO and lgs take a moment to reach out to Christ because he has been reaching for you.
I really thank God for all those that open up about their problems on this site and hopefully we will find a "sure cure" for this but never forgot God Cures Everything!
*AS a note Im going to make this visible to other forums not just the Body Odor
Forum as this messege can pertain to anyone. If anyone has some of the problems I mentioned feel free to msg me about them thanks.
I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. - JEREMIAH 17:10 NKJ