About 2 years ago, I was bullied pretty badly in school, one of the reasons being that I was in a very dark place and often didn't have the energy to shower every day. I got called a stinkbug and lots of other things, every single day, and even though it's over now (partly because my classmates are more accepting, partly because my personal hygine has improved a lot), I now have to deal with the after effects. First of all, I am extremly self contious. I shower 2 times a day, change my clothes every day and use a lot of deodrant, even though that's definitly not necessary. Also, and this is the bigger problem, every time people mention smell or stink in whatever context, I am extremely triggered, I get anxious and scared and always think it's about me (even if someone just mentioned that the trash can smells or whatever. it's irrational, i know). Does anyone have advice how to get out of this crap? I can't go on cringing whenever someone talks about smell, it's not exactly boosting my self respect and confidence either... Even writing this makes me feel embarrassed and crappy, so I'm sorry that I didn't exactly go into detail.