Hello everyone. I'm a female in my late 20's and I've been experiencing some weird stuff. Before I go into details about what I'm experiencing smell-wise, I want to list a couple of things that I think may be connected. All of these things happened gradually over a few years.
-I have terrible eczema on my hands that I can't seem to get rid of. Lotion? All day. Avoid washing hands and hot water? Yup. It's so bad that all winter my skin literally cracks open multiple times a day.
- I have stomach issues/flatulence/loose stools that usually go hand in hand with one of my smells, but not always. Also a strange pressure in my rectum, like I have to go when I don't.
-I had reoccurring BV for probably a solid two years.
-I have chronic and overwhelming anxiety.
-my eyesight in my left eye is weakening (this could be unrealted but I though I'd mention it anyway)
-these weird and hard bumps pop up on my skin and stay there. They are about the size of a pea.
-my skin is out of control. Over the past two years my complexion is terrible and I have Acne popping up everywhere!
-my anus just decided that it's extra sensitive a few years ago and gets sore easily from cleaning/being touched/being thought about. It's also very itchy, burny, wet.
-i sweat excessively
-I am always tired and find it hard to concentrate.
I had a baby about 2 1/2 years ago, I figure maybe this is relavant, maybe it's not. I also had a sexual mishap a few years ago where I think I may have damaged my anus (tmi?).
The smells I am experiencing are:
-daily a strange odor that is really hard to describe. It's almost like coffee, but not quite. It's a little musky I think and a little nutty maybe it also has a little tinge of a sweet smelling BM? I've never smelled anything like it to give a completely accurate description. ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY! I usually can smell this coming from my chest area. I can really smell it after I exercise, but it doesn't stick to my clothes after I've taken them off, but it WILL linger in a room that I've been in.
-a rotten egg/fart smell. This one usually comes on quickly and dissipates quickly but it's much stronger. Tonight though? It's been non stop. I smell diherhea in the whole damn room. This smell seems like more of an aura then to be coming from any specific area of the body. It will not linger in a room.
-my normal underarm sweat is more potent. I contribute this one to hormone change from having a baby. Doesn't really bother me.
I was recently on an Antibiotic for strep throat and the smells stopped for a few days only to come back with a vengeance. I also tested positive for strep b before I had my child. (Relevant? Idk?) I figure you guys know a thing or two about narrowing down what could be causing this or at least point me in the right direction. Many thanks in advance!