Oh no. If I follow the diet I can use a little perfume on my clothing but not on the skin directly. I love working with the elderly, and I want to work in a nursing home, but I know people who do that, and their colleagues are tortured by their smell.
Just about anything does, but beer is the worst. A new study found that nonbelievers face prejudice across the world, even in places where religious belief is fading.
It starts from the minute I get up. I really love the fellowship of other people, and I guess I wish I could be more social. The diet helps, but I think because of my past experiences, the fear is still holding me back. I discovered an entire anonymous network and a name for my condition. If I get really upset I get a skunky smell. You just want it to stop.
I always thought, Well, I smell sweaty, that's all … But with this diagnosis I realized why people reacted to me the way they did. I have a very strong, fishy vaginal odor and an ammonia-like odor that comes out of my armpits and groin. Simple things like getting a haircut or having my nails done.
Now I can breathe. Those who have TMAU are plagued by extreme body odor: You feel subhuman. Some sufferers are born with the genetic mutation that causes TMAU, but others acquire it in adulthood hormonal changes or chronic illness are two possible triggers. Children who were in a program designed to help develop social skills were more likely to vote when they grew up, an unintended but happy side effect. I waited from 2007 to 2013 to actually bite the bullet and take the test.
Can you drink alcohol? Oh, yeah! I wanted to pick up the phone and call everybody and say, "See, this is why I smell bad. So I use peroxide to gargle and then follow it with alcohol-free mouthwash because alcohol will dry your mouth out and make it worse.
How easy is it to keep to the diet? In 2007 I was researching my condition on the internet when I came across a support group run by someone in the U. Some of us can tolerate almond milk, and most can tolerate white bread and white flour, so we can make pancakes and waffles.