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Never had issues with smell and body odor..but what the heck, i can't stand my smell. All of a sudden I have body odor, smelly armpits, bad breath & weird taste in mouth. And it won't go away. Tried different brands mouthwash, deodorant, frequent showers and it's embarrassing! Anyone else having this issue?

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I had bo for the first time in my life right after surgery, but I think cause I was in the hospital for 3 days and no shower and forgot to bring deo took about a week to get under control. Maybe just the physical changes cause the oders

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Never had issues with smell and body odor..but what the heck' date=' i can't stand my smell. All of a sudden I have body odor, smelly armpits, bad breath & weird taste in mouth. And it won't go away. Tried different brands mouthwash, deodorant, frequent showers and it's embarrassing! Anyone else having this issue?[/quote']

Are you eating a high Protein only diet (super low carbs) ?

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Are you eating a high Protein only diet (super low carbs) ?

Hi Laura-ven,

Yes, I am following the stage 3 diet with 2 premier shake, but cant hit 64 oz fluids. So

this week I have been upping my fluids which makes me feel full. As a result, i have been eating less, I'm almost back to liquid diet :( one month out and I am still trying to balance my intake.

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Yeah getting that Water is hard, kind of like a full time job! But I will help! The reason I asked about the all Protein thing. Was because people that eat a very high protein diet with very little carbs will fall into ketosis.

Atkins like diets can cause "keto-breath," its caused when excess ketones in the bloodstream. one chemical component of ketones, the odor is accompanied by a foul taste in the mouth. When the body is in ketosis, urine may also take on a peculiar smell. The body's capacity to store glucose is limited, so when its reserve has been exhausted by fasting, skipping meals or strenuous exercise, it switches into ketosis mode even when you aren't following a ketogenic diet. The presence of ketones in sweat may give it an acrid, ammonia-like odor.

Upping your carbs a little bit might help.

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Yeah getting that Water is hard' date=' kind of like a full time job! But I will help! The reason I asked about the all Protein thing. Was because people that eat a very high Protein diet with very little carbs will fall into ketosis.

Atkins like diets can cause "keto-breath," its caused when excess ketones in the bloodstream. one chemical component of ketones, the odor is accompanied by a foul taste in the mouth. When the body is in ketosis, urine may also take on a peculiar smell. The body's capacity to store glucose is limited, so when its reserve has been exhausted by fasting, skipping meals or strenuous exercise, it switches into ketosis mode even when you aren't following a ketogenic diet. The presence of ketones in sweat may give it an acrid, ammonia-like odor.

Upping your carbs a little bit might help.[/quote']

Yes, that's me! I finish 2 premier Protein shake, 2 oz cottage cheese, 2oz Greek yogurt, hummus and 1 egg. Seems that's all I've been eating are protein lately. Plus Water and broth in between. So I need to add carbs coz this smell is embaeassing. The weird taste also makes me not eat and lose my appetite.

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Vitamins can cause body odor, weird smelling urine, breath, etc....

For weeks my urine as been smelling metallic-ly.... I was driving me nuts. I suspected the vitamins...especially B Vitamins. I stopped my vitamins for 3 days and yep, no more metallic smell....

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It could also be a hormone thing as a lot of hormones are released as weight is lost. After I had my son, for several weeks, I could not take enough showers and I felt like everything was just off. It took a few weeks but it went away, at least I hope it did...lol

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Yup yup yup... I'm a stinky, stinky girl. Not just my breath but EVERYTHING. Ketosis.. Also my b-complex Vitamin makes my pee STINK. On the plus side, it's also neon yellow so that's kind of fun. I've been doing twice a day showers, two daily applications of deo on both my arm pits and my leg pits.. (yes, deo on the leg pits works wonders) and some body spray to mask the rest.

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Yup you will stink a while. Mine went away by week 6ish as I transitioned into solids and regular foods. However my belly button which never before had been funky even being the deep crater it was had then developed the worse smell! Ugh it was bad--muciprocin antibiotic ointment cleared it right up and I've been fine since.

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I don't know if it was in my head or what but for me it seemed like my incisions smelled even. Almost medicinal. That combined with my urine and heightened sense of smell after surgery, I would almost hold my breath when going to the bathroom. It does go away though after a few weeks.

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My husband keeps trying to nicely tell me that my breath smells medicinal. Not really sure but thinking its probably from the new tummy trying to heal. Anyone else experience this?

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Oh my goodness! Nice to know that I am not alone on this experience. Guess ketosis is a good thing if it means I'm losing weight... Just have to endure the smell, brush teeth & shower more and maybe try a different deodorant ;)

Will also ask Nut if any of the Vitamins will cause these, just to be sure. Thanks for all the info & replies!

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I went into the hospital day 10 after surgery with dehydration, that was when I smelled so bad...my breath, skin, pee, and poop all smelled the same!! I begged the nurses to bathe me, because I didn't want all my visitors to go running. It went away after I got home 1 week later.

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