I think people think I smell bad

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This started in 3rd grade. i would see people rub there eyes and cover there noses. This school year it got fairly worse. I'm an 8th now. People always always always complain about a smell around me. Usually the say musty or just say smell. I have asked 8 people (6 of my family members, and 2 of my friends) they all said i do not smell. I feel like they are lying to me in order to prevent my feelings getting hurt. I have suspected maybe it could be tmau but i am not sure. This usually only happens at school not anywhere else. My whole family thinks I am crazy and I know damn well I am NOT!! If I did not smell why would people say those things around me and rub there noses, pull up there hoodies, and rub there eyes. I have also narrowed it down to ORS (olfactory reference syndrome) but many people say that ORS is just a way of coping with tmau and that it is not real and not all in your head. Please if everyone has any idea what other disease or disorder can make you smell please let me know. I have become very suicidal due to this because i feel like no one wants to be close by me. That I am a burden for who ever sit right next to me or behind me. I just want this to disappear and have a normal life again. All i thunk about 24/7 is this and i don't want to anymore. My mom thinks I am getting bullied but I doubt this a lot.

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    Hey your deffo not a burden to anyone if you feel there is somthing wrong with how u feel or ur body speak to us GP they will help u an get a family member to go with u as support!! NEVER go to suicide iv been there an trust me it really ain't the way because once ur dead ur dead!! YOUR WORTH SO MUCH MORE THEN THAT! I have serve depression anxiety an panic attack disorder so trust me how Eva hard ur finding it u can always get help NEVER feel ur alone you can do it!!

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    Hi,I know how u feel and I also have problem with my weight..So people looking and as I have urine incontinence they watching me ..Even I trying to be clean and looking after myself .

    I want to just to share with u how I learn for myself not to react , let them say what they want to say..But for your very young heart I would like to advice please move on and do not let anyone put you down , it's not easy, but we are all here people with different problems who been affected by our community and society.

    there is always an options available..

    U speak to your favourite GP..

    Can be open to him or her .

    Thoughts about suicide should be out of your mine once and forever.Please remember we all here with so many health problems and belive me not even for 1minut I ever wanted to end up my life.If u ever need some one to talk or anything I can do to support ..please get in touch.

    Please focus on your study and work hard to proof everyone that u the best!!!!

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    hi ohp, aren't people horrid? some people need to keep their noses out of other people's business! you carry on your life, ignore their nastiness and speak to your doctor/health professional about irradicating the smell, oh and good luck!

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