Apocrine bromhidrosis and spironolactone

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Anonymous asked 7 years ago
Disclaimer: wetness was never an issue for me and my body odor problems. Despite what others say about wetness and body odor I still stunk to high heavens although I was bone dry. Also no antibacterial agents made a difference in my problem. At all! Not vinegar, not alcohol , not witch hazel. Nothing. Ok, here goes------- For people suffering from apocrine gland bromhidrosis, please look into spironolactone. I am completely cured of what plagued my body for 10 years. I smelled like an onion under my arms and in my groin NO MATTER WHAT I tried. Only someone with this problem can understand what I mean when I say I tried everything. I won't even go through the list because i would be here typing all night but whatever you can think of I tried to no avail. I spent thousands of dollars on procedures that slightly reduced my problem but didn't fix it. It still wasn't livable. My problem was NOT bacteria related regardless of what the web or doctors say about body odor.alcohol, antibacterial soaps, tea tree oil etc didn't work. I had no social life and low low self esteem.Please please please look into spironolactone. Testosterone is what activates apocrine glands to secrete and in my case, The sweat produced by glands were smelly. Spironolactone blocks the testosterone and therefore stops the smelly problem that me and many others are suffering from. I have been to specialists, dermatologists, tried topical antibiotics, prescription deodorant, crystals, miradry, detoxes/cleanses and so much more! Changed my diet. I even went raw and nothing! Became vegetarian and all. It was so much guys. I feel like I owe this to the community that was suffering with me. I remember not wanting to live anymore. If this can save anyone I would be happy. There are side effects and there is a disclaimer for men and pregnant women but please you guys. This isn't a gimmick. I researched for months trying to figure out what could cure my problem. Having a science/biological educational and career background was helpful in my search. I also wanted to wait a little bit to be sure that this is something that works and didn't want to get anyone's hopes up. Here I am a month and half on the meds and I'm odorless. I love all of you guys and I wish you all the best. Please just look into it, it has changed my life. AIso I know this will help someone. I just know it will. I remember the anxiety my body odor caused. I remember the depression. I remember dropping out of college. I remember my mom asking me about children and me telling her that I would never have a baby because I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I passed this problem to my children. I wouldn't wish this problem on my worst enemy so now maybe one can get an idea of how bad this was for me. Definitely wasnt just in my head either because people began to talk. Fast forward to today. I cried when it began to work. I get emotional because My problem is gone! I had surgeries all kinds of procedures. Even considered skin grafts to remove those glands. I don't want anyone to have to suffer like I did.
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drarmpit answered 6 years ago
Hi Kia, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. One of the four major pathways to body odor is hormonal. So the drug you're talking about can definitely have an effect on the hormonal pathway to body odor. Happy that this finally helped you. Thanks for sharing! Best, Chris