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Hi,I'm new to this forum and I have a question related to odours that are making my life miserable. About 2 years ago I was going through a very stressful time and my stomach used to rumble a lot. Then one day I heard this huge rumble and I felt a huge sensation of heartburn. Since that time till now I've been suffering with heartburn and I also get this unusual symptom- I can smell odours of food I ate 2-3 hours ago coming up very strong.It usually comes up in a big gush if I'm standing up. The odours are so strong that people with me can smell them too and will usually ask 'what's that smell?' I used to think it was coming from the other end but I don't feel any distention that one would normally feel if it was wind & sweet foods usually retain their sweet smell (also a GI specialist I consulted told me that smells cannot reach the other end in 2-3 hours and remain the same). I saw a few specialists for my problem but I didn't follow up on it because I was moving places and I never had the confidence to do anything about it. I think it may be a spasm that is occuring inside that is causing a reflux. I was wondering if anyone else experiences odour problems like this? For the past few years my social life has suffered miserably and I've isolated myself from all my friends because I feel embarressed about this problem. I used to hang out with friends but when they start noticing these odours and sniffing then I feel so bad about myself that I stop hanging out. I can't eat foods like dark chocolate, coffee, mustard or anything that will make the odours stronger. The bad part is that I get no warning when they come up and I've become constantly paranoid about them. I pray to God that there is someone out there that knows what I have and will lead me in the right direction. If anyone knows what I'm talking about please reply. Thanks for your patience.