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Well I think my LG and rotten odour problem is at it worst.Up until recently, no one ever actually said anything to me unless it was the explosion of odour which I have had a couple of times only.But as far as the seepage of odour I have been doing pretty good about going undetected or at least good enough that no one commented.In the last month my LG has changed a bit. The odour has become more of a rotting smell and instead of just getting a whiff of faint bowel movement or fart smell, this rotting/feces smell has been more frequent.So I was at the hospital with my brother and sister when my mom was sick. We were all sitting at her bedside when my brother smelled something (me) and assumed it was my mother...but I knew in my heart it was me.Then a couple of days later he and my sister and I were at my mom's house (after she had passed away) and I knew I was leaking and he said "I can still smell that smell, it must be in her house".Then the other day I was at the store with my daughter and as we were standing in line, my daughter said she could smell diahrea. It had to be me and I didn't even think I was having a bad day.So today I was at work, just a casual day, only a couple of people working so it was a relaxed atmosphere and no one sitting near me yet I leaked this rotting smell quite often. Coming home I picked up my son from work and as we were sitting in the car he said "it smells like $hit in here". I am so stressed out right now. I am so worried about how I can go to work on Monday, how can I live my life. Maybe this is just a bad day or two here and there but what if this is the beginning of a leaky, rotting smell that is going to come out of me every day for the rest of my life??I don't know what to do. I could go see my doctor but what can he do? Doctors don't know what to do, half of them don't even know what we are talking about.I have such a sick feeling right now. I feel so helpless. I used to pretend I didn't really smell, I was in denial. I smell, I smell like ****. How lovely. I feel like crying.
 

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smelly I am so sorry to hear about your mother and the hard times you are having right now. Hopefully, things will get better for you soon. I have had those times where I felt really down & out and it seemed to make my LG worse! I have days where I just feel like strangling the next person who comments on a smell!!!!! I really know where you are coming from and I know it hurts & its hard just to make it through the damn day without getting remarks & dirty looks from people who have no freakin' idea what its like to have our problem! Try not to worry too much it only makes it worse, worrying doesn't help anything! If you ever need a friend to talk to privately you can email me amandars###bellsouth.net
 

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Hi, I am very sorry about your mom.
Tummyrumbles is right about the incomplete evacuation. Since I have focused on this, my LG odor is not gone but has decreased. Beef, tuna and broccoli for example can create really bad odor. Are you still taking probiotics? I am now taking peppermint oil after each meal. It just makes me feel a little better that the smell might not be too bad then. I know exactly what you are going through. How many of us have not heard humiliating and embarassing comments or jokes from others? People don't know what they are doing to you when they say something like this. They think it's something they can laugh about. They are dead wrong. I still have nightmares from my former job where co-workers used to make fun of me when they were standing 2 feet away. If they would walk in my shoes, would they still think it's so hilarious? Probably not!We are trying everything in our power to improve our condition but it does get worse when I am stressed out about it. If we could fix LG, we would do it right away.
 

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Smelly1,I completely understand what you are going through with your leaky gas. All day long I am harassed by coworkers and people that I ride public transportation with. I don't know what to do anymore. Someone was talking to me and then started making farting noises at me. I could not believe that this person was so blatant. I mean people are always looking disgusted with me but I have never had anyone do that to me before.When I walk sometimes I can smell the gas. I just want to die right there. I wish that I had some great advise for you, but I am in the same boat you are. I wish you the best. . My psychologist has told me that during difficult situations IBS/LG can get worse. My condolences on the loss of your mother. Take care of yourself.
 

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Hi Smelly 1,I too am sorry to hear about your mom. I agree that the stress you've been going through is probably making things worse for you. When my brother died, my IBS was at its worst. The stress of losing a loved one sure can shake things up. Traveling and getting off one's regular routine sure doesn't help either.I wish I could help you. It makes me so sad to hear about so many others suffering with this problem. For a while my gas problem slowly got worse, but it hasn't changed much in the last few years. I started stinking 24/7, so how much worse could it get? Oh well, I'm still working on it. I definitely know how you feel. Hang in there!IBS C/D and LG 22 years
 
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