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I choose not to go out at times because i’m embarrassed, and I know I would have no anxiety if this condition wasn’t in me.
Yes I find myself avoiding situations too, it can be so frustrating because something I normally would enjoy becomes horrible. For example, I now never go to the cinema, I can’t stand being so close to people and them holding their noses, coughing, glaring etc. It even affects silly everyday things such as where to sit on the bus. I can’t sit on a bus without a newspaper to read so that I don’t have to make eye contact with anyone and an ipod so that I don’t have to listen to anyone muttering or laughing about the smell.
Thanks for the sit up tip, I haven’t been doing any exercise at all lately so this could be something that might help.
You don’t need to do the clense if it is too difficult. I didn’t do it, I just went straight onto the diet. The diet is not too difficult after the first couple of weeks. I find it helpful to list in advance the meals I would like to have for the week and make sure I get all the ingredients for that week then I won’t be tempted to try anything I shouldn’t eat.
If you’re up to it and your doctor is fine with it try and truly get into shape. I mean feel the burn from running or swimming, i noticed to more fat I burn the less the symptoms come. I’ve gotten over anxiety at the gym, even at school because people smell anyway when they work out so who cares. If you can’t go to the gym then at least try to jog/run outside and do sit ups and push ups when you have some privacy.
Also try and relieve as much stress as you can in your life, I find this helps as well. So take warm showers and do a bit of meditation, let the warm water soothe your body. The steam is also good for your pores as well.
Also I pleasure yourself, this helps relieve stress and helps you forget about what’s wrong. In the end keep positive and remember we’re in a first world country, at least we have food and can live. There are people out there who have it worse and worry about not having enough food or safety in their own homes.
Ok so i’ll make this brief:gas would kind of escape me…
Hi, I suffer from exactly the same problem of ‘leaky gas.’ I hope you are getting some Psychological support for your depression! I know how difficult this problem is to experience in everyday life and how every minute of the day is consumed by it and what it feels like to be humiliated everyday. It feels like my life has been on hold for the last 2 years of suffering with it.
I feel anxiety may have a part to play in it, but I do not feel that it is the sole cause. I feel there is also a physical internal problem that underlies it. I went to hypnotherapy for several months and this helped reduce my anxiety over it, but this did not improve the FBO (fecal body odour) problem. I have also tried food intolerance diets (found I was sensitive to fructose, but still my FBO continued), FOD-MAP diet, supplements such as charcoal.
While there is no formal research in this area because the condition is so rare I believe that it could be a candida problem. A small charity has conducted an informal research study to investigate. The results indicate that gut dysbiosis may play a role i.e. candida.
Some people in the charity also believe that the condition may be linked to a deficiency in a methionine adenosyltransferase enzyme. They belief that several conditions have to exist i.e. a gut dysbiosis and perhaps a defieciency in this enzyme, so when you have gut dysbiosis it overloads the enzyme and so cannot cope resulting in the gas. Additionally it may be linked to the TMAU syndrome (fish odor syndrome). There could be a deficiency in the FM03 enzyme.
If you want to find out more, get more support or participate in the research studies go here: http://www.bloodbornebodyodorandhalitosis.com/
Also a very informative blog:http://systemicbodyodor.blogspot.com/2011/11/systemic-body-odor.html
Also there are people who post on the IBS forum:http://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/forum/17-gas-flatulence-bloating-incontinence-fecal-body-odor/
Most importantly there have been people if you read the testimonies on the website who have cured there FBO (fecal body odour) with a candida diet, so you are going in the right direction! Sorry I cannot find the link to the testimonies at the moment but I will see if I can try and find it.
I haven’t yet had any improvements in my FBO by using the candida diet for two months, but I feel the process will be slow going so just keep going!
Thanks a lot, this is the biggest thing that gets to me. I notice it almost disappear completely within 2-3 weeks on a diet of no sugar but it can be hard to follow such a strict diet at times. I do feel anxiety is a minor factor but only when I can feel the gas course through me, and it just SUCKS. I don’t know how I pull off having a decent social life but I will say this condition definitely holds me back having an intimate relationship. I had 2 over the summer and occasionally make out with girls (I am in college) but it still holds me back a lot. I choose not to go out at times because i’m embarrassed, and I know I would have no anxiety if this condition wasn’t in me.
You might want to try doing as many sit ups as you can every day. I find that this helps a lot, along with a good cardio workout. I’ve noticed the more I get into shape the less the FBO occurs.
I failed to do a cleanse, which I will do on spring break when my schedule isn’t hectic with school and work all day so that should help.
Chris24 wrote: Is gas really your only symptom? Cause then I would doubt if you have candida. How do you know you have candida?
-I also get muscle cramps, and it worsens the next day when I have a lot of sugar or drink alcohol.
-I’ve recovered from depression/anxiety as much as I can, but having the candida doesn’t really let you do that.
-My tongue doesn’t get white but my lips do at times…