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Life_Goes_On Updates

Tell us your story with bad breath
Life_Goes_On
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Re: Life_Goes_On Updates

Postby Life_Goes_On » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:06 pm

messithegoat wrote: I'm on year 4 sadly and at the pivotal stage of my life 17-present. Completley killed my career aspirations, goals and basically my life sigh, :?


Dont give up on your future career. Everyday is going to be tough so why not live a sucsesful life with bad breath instead of living the life of a failure with the addition of bad breath. You only get one life so make the best of it by any means necessary.




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Re: Life_Goes_On Updates

Postby Summerside » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:46 pm

Life_Goes_On wrote:UPDATE 6

Introduction
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Hello everyone, some of you may remember me from the Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery thread I created last November that included my first five updates in my bad breath journey and if you havent seen my first 5 updates already here is the link to see them (Link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6614 ). I promised a lot of you including myself that I will never stop searching for a cure that may help so many of us and here I am with another update.

I estimate that I’ve had bad breath since I was 8 years old (15 years), I’m 23 now. And up until I turned 17 years old my bad breath became chronic, could no longer be masked by gum and became severely bad in smell to where it was no longer bearable to most people. Its been almost two years since I started my bad breath journey and have been actively looking for a cure for my severe chronic bad breath every day. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a cure.

What I have noticed is that my bad breath continues to get worse in smell, distance, radius and the time frame of lingering year by year. At this point I can confirm without a doubt that my bad breath can reach 20+ feet in a matter of 3 seconds and can linger for more than 10 seconds each time at any distance within reach. And the radius of my bad breath is up to about 5 feet. Also, I noticed my bad breath gets worse if I talk a lot or if I'm hungry. The sad part is I have yet to find anything that can temporarily mask my bad breath, let alone find a cure for it. The reason why I created this thread is so that I can receive advice from you all on what I should do next and to also give other people who want to learn from the steps I have taken in my bad breath journey that may help or cure you in your bad breath journey. Also, I won’t mind if people use my information for their scientific studies or political agendas.

Below I listed every prescription, test, procedure and surgery relatable to my bad breath journey that I have completed with the addition of what I plan on doing next. If you have any questions about any those things feel free to ask me or if you recommend I try/do something please let me know. Also, if you have any questions about your bad breath journey that I could help with feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer you soon. Keep in mind I am not an expert so a lot of answers may be based on assumptions or from what I’ve heard/seen or experienced myself.


My Rant (This part is not important so feel free to skip this entire section)
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About a week ago I ran into a girl at school that I liked but rarely talked to. The last time I seen or heard from her was last semester we had a math class together and I could tell she liked me too because she use to look and stare at me a lot. And she would find ways to try to talk or get close to me in class and I did everything I could to avoid her because of my bad breath. And let me tell you this girl is a ten out of ten, with no flaws that the eye can see. She is intelligent, career oriented, mature, independent, gorgeous, laidback and one year younger than me. Last semester after I got my tonsils and adenoids removed in November I told myself if this surgery cures my bad breath I’m going to talk to that girl and get to know her but sadly surgery didn’t cure me. Fast forward to this semester, a couple of weeks ago I ended up running into that girl again at school and this time she would not let me avoid her. And we talked for an hour straight, but I kept my distance and avoided talking to her directly because I didn’t want to scare her away with my bad breath. I became even more paranoid when she told me she was going to school to be a dental hygienist. Then she asked me to have lunch with her and that’s where things went bad. I couldn’t say no because I already told her I had nothing left to do that day but I knew I would end up sitting directly across from her and sure enough as we had lunch I sat across from her and the whole time I could see she was trying to cover her nose in a nice way, I knew my bad breath was getting to her. And guess what, afterwards I never heard from her again. And I wasn’t even disappointed, I just laughed because this bad breath is affecting my life beyond what I could ever have imagined.

Woman like her approach me all the time and I try to avoid them all the time because every time they smell my bad breath I never hear from them again. And I been out with a few girls previously but that girl was the only one that really got to me because I wanted to see where things can go with her instead of just trying to smash. And I know so many of you male/female are having similar social issues as myself but you know we just got to stay faithful, mentally sound and committed to finding our cure no matter how hard things can be. I have no friends, no social life, no love life but I will never contemplate s*****e. Trust me there are people living with much worse conditions than us. Personally, I’ve been dealing with chronic sleep paralysis with the addition of severe hypnagogic hallucinations my entire life and honestly I’d rather live a life of bad breath than to live a life with the type of sleep paralysis I experience. If you ever seen Insidious the first movie then you’ll have a somewhat idea of what sleep paralysis with severe hypnagogic hullicinations look like, the movie is based on the little boy and the father experiencing that same thing. Now obviously none of that stuff translates from the mind to the real world like the movie shows but you get my point. My apologies for going off topic, I just wanted you all to know just because you have bad breath doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, it just means you have to adjust.


Known Symptoms I have
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Chronic Halitosis
White Tongue
Bad Taste in Mouth
Sensitive Gums
Post Nasal Drip
Recurring Nasal Congestion/Sinus Infection
Green/Yellow Mucous
Fatigue


What I don’t/never had (To my knowledge)
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Tonsil Stones
Nasal Odor
Body Odor


Dental Status
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No Cavities, Tooth Decay or Mercury Fillings- Recent X-Ray completed by Dentist
Gums in Good Condition- Recently checked by Dentist
Consistent Dental Cleaning- Recently completed by Dentist


Diet
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My diet has improved tremendously, on a daily basis I’m eating only fruits, vegetables and fat-free yogurt with live cultures in addition to one cheat meal per week.


Test I completed and passed
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Checked for Periodontal Disease x2 (Dental Checkup)- No Signs
Tested for Acid Reflux (Barium Swallow)- Negative
Tested for Throat Infections (Mouth Swab Test)- Negative
Tested for for abnormalties/diseases in the Chest (X-ray)- Negative
Tested for H. Pylori (Stool Test/Endoscopy) – Negative
Tested for Liver Disease (Ultrasound/Blood Test)- Negative
Tested for Gallbladder Disease/Stones (Hida Scan/Ultra Sound/Blood Test)- Negative
Tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Blood Test)- Negative
Tested for Diabetes (Blood Test)- Negative
Tested for Zinc Deficiency (Blood Test)- Negative
Tested for Vitamin C Deficiency (Blood Test)- Negative
Tested for Calcium Deficiency (Blood Test)-Negative
Tested for Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Blood Test)- Negative
Tested for Food Allergies (Blood Test)- Negative


Test I completed and did not pass
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Tested for Sinus Infections (CT Scan of Sinuses)
-I was diagnosed with a deviated septum and a retention cyst in my left maxillary sinus area

Tested for Vitamin D Deficiency x2 (Blood Test)- Positive
-The first time I took this test I was diagnosed with severe vitamin D deficiency however after taking my prescribed vitamin D doses, by the time I took the second test my vitamin D levels have improved and are no longer severe but are still deficient. I strongly believe the higher my vitamin D levels get, the less fatigue I experience.

Tested for Iron Deficiency (Anemia Panel) - Positive
-I was diagnosed with a low iron total and anemia.

Tested for Low Hemoglobin (Hemoglobin test) - Positive
-I was diagnosed in one area that my hemoglobin is low, which affects either my red blood cells, I can’t remember what the doctor said exactly. Also, I was diagnosed with sickle cell trait.

Tested for Obesity (Body Fat and Weight to Height ratio assessment) - Positive
I was diagnosed with obesity, however even my doctor was surprised and says that test is in accurate because there is no true test that relates to everyone however I do believe im in the obese range, I think me being so tall evens my body shape out well.


Surgeries I completed
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (All Four Removed)
Tonsillectomy with Tonsil Biopsy
Adenoidectomy

Procedures I completed
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Colonoscopy with Colon Biopsy
-I was diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids which explains why I had rectal bleeding and an itchy anus which I noted in my last update.

Endoscopy with Gastric Tissue Biopsy
-I was diagnosed with mild gastritis with no signs of H. Pylori or stomach ulcers.


Prescriptions/Doses I have taken (Treatments)
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Nose:
1. Cetirizine 10mg (PND)
-Tablet
2. Fluticasone 50mcg (PND)
-Nasal Spray
3. Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 875mg (Sinusitis)
-Tablet
4. Ipatropium 0.06% Sol. (Rhinorrhea)
-Nasal Spray

Mouth:
1. Aquoral- Artificial Saliva (Dry Mouth)
-Mouth Spray
2. Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Sol. (Gingivitis)
-Oral Rinse
3. Fluconazole 200mg (Candida)
-Tablet
4. Nystatin 100k Units/ML (Candida)
-Oral Suspension

Stomach:
1. Omeprazole 20mg (GERD)
-Tablet
2. Ranitidine 150mg (GERD)
-Tablet
3. Patroprazole 40mg (GERD)
-Tablet

Antibiotics:
1. Metronidazole 500mg (Bacteria)
-Tablet
2. Amoxicillin 500mg (Bacteria)
-Tablet
3. Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml (Bacteria)
-Oral Suspension


Products I have taken
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1. Hydrogen Peroxide
2. Nasal Irrigator
3. Multiple Probiotics
4. Xylitol Gum
5. Therabreath Products
6. Biotene Products
7. Closys Products
8. Waterpik
9. Electric Tooth Brush
10. Apple Cider Vinegar
11. Coconut Oil (Oil Pulling)
12. Carbonated Water
13. Parsley
14. Peroxide Mouthwash


Next Test & Procedures I plan on doing soon
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1. Hydrogen Breath Test for SIBO
2. Abdomen CT Scan
3. TMAU Test
4. Dental X-ray(Second & Third Opinion)
5. FESS Surgery/Deviated Septum Fixed




Conclude
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Even after doing all this the only thing that has improved my bad breath slightly was by removing all four of my wisdom teeth. And that’s not to say that I’ve wasted my time and money because beyond the bad breath I have improved my health in so many ways and I plan to continue to do so. However, my main concern will always be my bad breath because of how bad it affects my quality of life. What sucks is that I was adopted and I have no connection with my birth parents or family which could answer the question is what I’m experiencing hereditary because no one In my adoption/current family but me is experiencing this bad breath curse. A lot of my health problems could be attributed to the unknown lifestyle that my birth parents lived. Nevertheless, I will continue to look for my bad breath cure. Again, if you guys/gals have any questions feel free to post on this thread or private message me and I will contact you all soon.



Wow that is a lot. All I miss here is juicing, candida, detox, no sugar, no wheat diet stuff like that. Did you ever see a naturopath?
I have this white coating too. It improves with juicing and absolutely no sugar
Sorry for the pretty girl and the lunch date. That is heart breaking.

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Re: Life_Goes_On Updates

Postby messithegoat » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:13 pm

Life_Goes_On wrote:
messithegoat wrote: I'm on year 4 sadly and at the pivotal stage of my life 17-present. Completley killed my career aspirations, goals and basically my life sigh, :?


Dont give up on your future career. Everyday is going to be tough so why not live a sucsesful life with bad breath instead of living the life of a failure with the addition of bad breath. You only get one life so make the best of it by any means necessary.


I agree but sadly im in university doing something worthless and barely attending.. about to finish in 2018 and i have no idea what im going to do.. if only i didnt let BB affect so much when i was in school so i could do something that can at least get me paid well :oops:

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Re: Life_Goes_On Updates

Postby Life_Goes_On » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:27 pm

Summerside wrote:
Wow that is a lot. All I miss here is juicing, candida, detox, no sugar, no wheat diet stuff like that. Did you ever see a naturopath?
I have this white coating too. It improves with juicing and absolutely no sugar
Sorry for the pretty girl and the lunch date. That is heart breaking.


I appreciate the concern and the advice but im done trying to find a solution, im ok with the fact that some people can smell my breath and some people cant. Unfortunately, the girl I went on a lunch date with was one who can smell my breath but fortunately I recently started dating a girl I like. Im not sure if she can smell my breath but she never hesitates to kiss me, nor does she make any convincing reactions that would indicate my breath is bothering her when we talk face to face or in our cars.

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Re: Life_Goes_On Updates

Postby Life_Goes_On » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:43 pm

messithegoat wrote:I agree but sadly im in university doing something worthless and barely attending.. about to finish in 2018 and i have no idea what im going to do.. if only i didnt let BB affect so much when i was in school so i could do something that can at least get me paid well :oops:


Its never too late to do good, keep your head up my friend.


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Re: Life_Goes_On Updates

Postby Summerside » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:49 pm

Life_Goes_On wrote:
Summerside wrote:
Wow that is a lot. All I miss here is juicing, candida, detox, no sugar, no wheat diet stuff like that. Did you ever see a naturopath?
I have this white coating too. It improves with juicing and absolutely no sugar
Sorry for the pretty girl and the lunch date. That is heart breaking.


I appreciate the concern and the advice but im done trying to find a solution, im ok with the fact that some people can smell my breath and some people cant. Unfortunately, the girl I went on a lunch date with was one who can smell my breath but fortunately I recently started dating a girl I like. Im not sure if she can smell my breath but she never hesitates to kiss me, nor does she make any convincing reactions that would indicate my breath is bothering her when we talk face to face or in our cars.


That is weird but who cares, good for you!! O:)

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Re: Life_Goes_On Updates

Postby cleanbreathwant » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:35 am

Life_Goes_On wrote:
cleanbreathwant wrote:I've spent 10 years "adjusting" to this life, it is s**t. It is a shit existence


I feel for you, stay strong my friend. It will get better. I've been adjusting for 6+ years.



How has it got better?

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Re: Life_Goes_On Updates

Postby mariyan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:29 am

Hi there,

I had similar problems where my breath smelled and some people when came in contact had alergic sneezing. The problem was to do with the bad bacteria in the gut. "Acidophilus" or similar good bateria (pro-biotic) supplement helped me with this problem. Remeber to balane with yogurt or other tummy soothing food as these supplements would bring burnning sensation.

Good Luck and Stay Strong
Mariyan

winter wrote:Almost everyone can smell it. Some people are just more tolerant so they don't react at all. Few people will tell you the truth because it's a social taboo.

Some sufferers have met up. For some reason, everyone couldn't smell each other. I can't understand this part. Unless everyone has the same type and intensity of BB, how come our noses filtered out the smell? Some claimed to have BO too, but no one could smell it. To add on to the mystery, we have no problem smelling some other strangers with BO and BB on public transportation and so on.

How did your mom know she has BB?



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