Emitting odd chemical smell from body?

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1000Daisies
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   Posted 4/1/2018 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Anybody else experience this?

Over past several months, I have noticed this odd chemical smell. I thought it was something in my house, but now, I feel it's omitting from me instead. It varies (some times I don't notice it at all). Today was a worse day for it, and I smelled it frequently no matter where I went (home, different rooms, went to different house, etc). Pretty sure it's me.
I don't feel it's from sweat or breathe.

I can't pinpoint it or describe it well, except it's like a chemical smell. I thought maybe something dysfunctional is going on with my sense of smell, but I'm beginning to feel it's emitting from me instead.

Any thoughts on this? I'm a bit at a loss.

UPDATE: It is especially worse this week (APRIL-mid). And ironically (or maybe not so ironically!), I've been feeling pretty bad in regards to non-functioning and extreme, debilitating fatigue - like my body just isn't functioning! When I took a detox bath, I could STILL smell it with most of my body (except head) under water.... so... ????

I don't feel it's ammonia smell (does not smell like any type of urine) - but definitely a strong chemical smell. I have not changed any soaps/etc (we just use diluted, foaming coconut oil soap for many years now).

I think something is going on with my body now, and I just don't know what it is. I didn't react to lyme herbals in the past, but I'm wondering if I should retry them. I just really don't know what to associate the smell with, so I feel like I'm blindly guessing on treatment for this. I feel it's a clue, and I am just not smart enough to decipher it!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.

Post Edited (1000Daisies) : 4/20/2018 9:31:26 PM (GMT-6)


The Dude Abides
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   Posted 4/1/2018 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you happen to introduce any new supplements, around the time you first began to notice the smell?

The only experience I can somewhat relate is when I began taking some supplements from Standard Process. After starting the supplements, I started smelling a funky odor. I'm not sure if it was actually emanating from my body or I had the perception of the odor. Either way, once I stopped the supplement, the odor abated.

I contacted Standard Process to inquire and they told me to contact the doctor from whom I bought the supplements. The doctor, in turn, told me to contact Standard Process. Catch-22. So, I never got an answer as to why it happened or whether it happened to other Standard Process customers.

TrialbyLyme
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   Posted 4/2/2018 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I often smell ammonia or similar to cat pee, and sometimes even gasoline when I take detox baths and sweat a lot. Sometimes I smell it when I am not sweating though. I know ammonia is a by product of something Lyme related but I cant remember what. ;) Does it smell like that?
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1000Daisies
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   Posted 4/20/2018 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
The Dude Abides said...
Did you happen to introduce any new supplements, around the time you first began to notice the smell?

The only experience I can somewhat relate is when I began taking some supplements from Standard Process. After starting the supplements, I started smelling a funky odor. I'm not sure if it was actually emanating from my body or I had the perception of the odor. Either way, once I stopped the supplement, the odor abated.

I contacted Standard Process to inquire and they told me to contact the doctor from whom I bought the supplements. The doctor, in turn, told me to contact Standard Process. Catch-22. So, I never got an answer as to why it happened or whether it happened to other Standard Process customers.


Thanks, Dude. Don't you just love those Catch-22s?? UGH. I've had my fair share of that with my kid's medical issues. Beyond frustrating for sure (for me). I've moved past it though since I do so many things independently nowadays!

Glad you were able to figure out the supplement association! I don't believe that's my case though! : |

1000Daisies
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   Posted 4/20/2018 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
TrialbyLyme said...
I often smell ammonia or similar to cat pee, and sometimes even gasoline when I take detox baths and sweat a lot. Sometimes I smell it when I am not sweating though. I know ammonia is a by product of something Lyme related but I cant remember what. ;) Does it smell like that?


Thanks, TrialbyLyme, for sharing. Glad I'm not the only one. But no, I don't feel it's ammonia type smell (or I could be wrong). It definitely is a strong chemical type smell.

1000Daisies
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   Posted 5/18/2018 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I think it may have been my toothpaste. When I stopped it, the smell went away. When I tried it again, it came back. Stopped it, went away. So, it definitely seems related. My kid uses this toothpaste too and doesn't have this problem. Why me? What's going on?

It's not a smell as in bad breathe. It's like a bad chemical smell emitting from my mouth and can smell strongly from my nose. It's like it's reacting to something - probably fillings? pathogens? what??? It's important to note I do NOT have any amalgram/mercury fillings (never have) but do have several non-mercury cavity fillings. I also see a holistic dentist for past few years.

Here are the ingredients of toothpaste in question:
Purified Water
Dental Silica
Xanthan Gum
Vitamin C
Vitamin D3
Vitamin K2
Quillaja Saponaria Extract
Calcium Carbonate
Tangerine Oil
Cranberry Seed Oil
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
Chondrus Crispus (seaweed)
Non-GMO Vegetable Glycerin
Lemon Oil
Vitamin E
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)
Non-GMO Stevia Leaf Extract


I've used essential oils toothpaste previously and did not have a reaction to it (in case you are wondering about the anti-bacterial and anti-whatever properties of essential oils).

What on earth would be causing this reaction for me in my mouth if it is this toothpaste? I'm at a loss!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.

borrelioburgdorferii
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   Posted 5/19/2018 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm more sensitive to smells in general now, and weirdly I've smelled things that aren't really there (yes a smell hallucination). Could that be what you are having? I attribute that to yet another bizarre neuropathic symptom. My only advice would be to drown it out with smells you like (peppermint oil, tea tree oil, lavender).
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10LymeB
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   Posted 5/19/2018 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Your body chemistry changes A LOT when you're healing, detoxing, or sick. I mean, it changes every day anyway. I'd say this is your body telling you it doesn't like the toothpaste. It sounds too complicated anyway. You can brush your teeth with coconut oil and it gets them clean. That's all you really need. If you need those supplements, take them other ways. Yours actually sounds kind of harsh, even for natural toothpaste.

PLUS - There is A LOT of citruses (citric/acidic acid) in that recipe above. That's not good for your teeth, it wears down the enamel. What exactly are you trying to do with the toothpaste (besides clean your teeth)?

Xabian
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   Posted 5/19/2018 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have this as well. I was complaining about it for years even before diagnosed. Only appended when I would sweat. It is very chemically, but I believe it is ammonia. Ammonia emitted from the body will smell different from cat pee. Human pee contains ammonia, but still smells different than cat pee because there are a few more factors that make cat pee smell well.... like ca pee.
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mpost
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   Posted 5/19/2018 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
when i was very sick, during herxes, i could smell that in my sweat and in stool (sorry for being grose) but it was clearly a smell that was unusual. i always thought it is ammonia. but i do not know ...

luckily i no longer have that, since more than 2 years ago.

ArtAngel
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   Posted 5/19/2018 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember my thyroid getting swollen. I went to my doctor about it but her tests showed nothing. Then after a few days of hot humid weather the swelling was gone and the skin on my throat was red and looked like and felt like sunburn.
It was in hindsight a very efficient detox. Maybe what you are experincing is just that.

Justin01
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   Posted 5/19/2018 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else smell what your are smelling when they are around your?
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