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Old 08-01-2010, 17:18
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Body Odour during Morphine (and others?) withdrawal.

Swim alluded to a strange affliction which has occurred during his first enforced withdrawal from Morphine Sulphate six months ago and his current planned and absolutely final withdrawal which he is going through now. Swim is now approaching the end of day 5 opiate free and is feeling great except for RLS and significan GI Problems. The monkey is almost dead . . . But this condition remain. . . .

Swim has noticed that he has a very strong acrid/sweet/metallic/pungent body odour that does not smell at all like normal body odour. Swim is very self conscious of the smell, and can detect it throughout the house. Others in Swim's abode are unaware of the odour but it is definitely real and permeates bedding and used clothing.

What causes this? Surely if it toxins/the drug being released then Swim would have smelt like this whilst self medicating. How does the withdrawing process precipitate this? Swim has stopped suffering with sweats from his withdrawal but the odour remains. Swim has noticed that his sense of smell is exceptionally acute at this time too.

So In essence, does anyone know the cause of this odour? Why is this odour not present when taking the drug? Does this only happen with opiates? And finally does Swiy a similar issue?

Many Thanks.

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Old 09-01-2010, 00:28
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Re: Body Odour during Morphine (and others?) withdrawal.

Swim doesn't know the scientific facts behind it but swim knows exactly what swiy is describing, its a normal part of detoxing off opiates and not just morphine or heroin. It could be heightened sense of smell, swim notices that during detox her sense of taste is also affected.

Swim always assumed it was the toxins leaving the body, just drink lots of water, have showers and change the sheets every couple of days. Swim will also notice their urine is very dark and smelly, means swiy needs to drink more water which is harder during detox so drink less more often.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:48
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Re: Body Odour during Morphine (and others?) withdrawal.

SWIMrGettinBetter, congrats on making the commitment to kick this naughty little habit!! SWIM wishes you the best of luck through the battle, and invites SWIY to send a personal message if SWIY has a hard time and/or just needs someone to talk to who has been there quite a few times!!


Just as a reminder, SWIY did ia good job SWIMMING for the most part, but best be a little more on top of learning how to SWIM. Just a friendly reminder to avoid any hassles!!



Keep up the good work! Stay strong and swiy WILL tame this beast. Willpower and determination are key. Stay strong!!!


All us SWIMMERS are here for SWIY support!


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Old 09-01-2010, 07:30
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Re: Body Odour during Morphine (and others?) withdrawal.

Thanks for your replies and offers of help. Swim will indeed take up your kind offer if he finds things tough. Thanks for your little hint Motorfreak. Swim must have forgot he was talking about!

A little O.T but Swim has made it through another night, still RLS and GI distress but otherwise good. Swim is a litttle worried though as he has to go back to work today and wonders what will happen. It may be a very good thing for Swim though as it may take his mind off of everything.

Swim still wonders why the smell is not present when he is on Morphine since surely the metabolites and other "toxins" would be at a higher level than that during WD. Or is it that the massive amount of sweating early on washes the toxins out?
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:56
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AW: Body Odour during Morphine (and others?) withdrawal.

Hmmm, a very old and good question, the Cat never found a answer who satisfied her,
but the Bodysmell is made by Microorganism who eat/ metabolize the sweat.

Maybe they need a inner-balance
or they get killed by the sweat, die a become rotten?

Edit: Do the People also think it`s like a smell of Cooper?
If so i have maybe a explanation!

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Old 09-01-2010, 16:31
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Re: Body Odour during Morphine (and others?) withdrawal.

I had just thought it was from the sweating and increased sense of smell/taste. SWIM's senses were heightened during detox #1 so much that he couldn't even tolerate smoking.

Although it is very unpleasant and embarassing that it does not seem to go away with washing.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:29
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Re: Body Odour during Morphine (and others?) withdrawal.

That smell! God, it's evil, isn't it? Swim knows exactly what you are talking about, she has experienced this many a time when in heroin withdrawal. A kind of sickly-sweet, sweaty, faintly acidic smell, that emanates from your pores as soon as you start to go into withdrawal. Is it all the toxins leaving your body? Swim isn't sure, but it's a common (yet under-documented) symptom of withdrawal. Of course, you sweat a lot more than usual when you're clucking, but that's no reason to change the smell of it, is it? And also, as Malsat and Lease25 say, your sense of smell is unusually heightened during withdrawal, which makes it even more unbearable. In fact, any smell at all bothers swim when she's ill, she can't even open the fridge to get milk out of it for tea without retching...

That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyd

Whiskey bottles and brand new cars;
oak tree you're in my way.
There's too much coke and too much smoke
Look what's going on inside you.

Ooh, ooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell?
Ooh, ooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you.

Yeah.
Angel of darkness is upon you.
Stuck a needle in your arm (you, fool, you)
So take another toke, have a blow for your nose,
one more drink, fool, would drown you. (hell, yeah)

Now they call you prince charming.
Can't speak a word when you're full of 'ludes.
Say you'll be alright come tomorrow, but
tomorrow might not be here for you. (yeah, you)

Aw, you, fool, you.
You stick them needles in your arm
I know I been there before.

One little problem that confronts you,
got a monkey on your back.
Just one more fix, Lord, might do the trick.
One hell of a price for you to get your kicks. (hell, yeah)

Oh, you, fool, you
Don't stick those needles in your arm.
You're just a fool, just a fool, just a fool.

(not swim's sort of music at all, but a relevant addition to this thread she thinks!)

H

Last edited by Helene; 10-01-2010 at 03:34.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:43
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Re: Body Odour during Morphine (and others?) withdrawal.

It's most likely the result of the huge noradrenaline release, resulting in increased sweating and heightened smell. Opiates supress the sense of smell, withdrawal work the opposite. It will pass.

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