hi, i came across this forum when i was doing some random surfing on the internet about my problem i'm having now. i thought i was the only one who is suffering this and when i came in and found out lots of people are also having the same problem, i was quite happy because i can finally find someone to talk and relate to. so my problem is this..it started in around dec 2008 and i was 17 years old..and one day i noticed that when i walked outside, people will start talking about some smell that i have. they say that i keep farting when i really didn't..so i really don't know where it's coming from. and this would last around 1-2 weeks for each month and after that week is over, the smell just suddenly goes away and i'm back to "normal" again. and up to this day, i'm still suffering from this problem. the ironic thing is..when i asked my family/relative/friends about it, they said they can't smell it. so i went to see my family doctor and told him about my problem. he referred me to see a psychiatrist or a counselor instead. so i went to see them both..i saw the psychiatrist for about 5 times and the counselor for about a year. and they concluded that i have a delusional disorder and told me to take med. but i know what was going on with my mind and i know for sure that those people were talking about me..so i decided to stop seeing them. and recently when i found out about this site, i immediately told my family doctor about it and told him about the TMAU and the leaky gas syndrome and i asked him if i could do any tests or see a gastroenterologist to see if i have any of those because i'm desperate to know. and then he tells me that it's not possible because cause there's nothing to test cause he thinks it's just my own illusion and that i have obsessive compulsive disorder, and he referred me to see the psychiatrist again and insist me in taking medicine. unless i have someone to witness or some sort of evidence that i actually do smell, then he says he will do something about it. the problem is i asked people that i know and they said they can't smell..and i'm kind of scared to ask the strangers because it's awkward and quite embarassing..so i need help right now..i don't know what else to do. i'm 19 right now and there's alot of stuff out there for me to do but it seems like this problem is blocking me from doing anything. any advices or suggestions will be greatly appreaciated. thank you.