Persons diagnosed with IBS feel anxious and afraid. They are not sure why there is something wrong with their bodies, which makes them almost panic. Other reasons for being shy and anxious include regular visits to water closet (their unavailability may scare off the patient), sudden health issues in public, and many possible accidents that could happen. It makes such people isolate often.
The unrestrained condition is a typical one for the patients who experience IBS. Their bowel is too irritated, so it can remind of itself at any moment. It is difficult to predict whether the evening will be safe and calm, or diarrhea/constipation will attack. Together with bladder problems, incontinent sensation may tell about IBS. Along with physical pain, the problem leads to many emotional failures.
Lack or absence of the sexual desire. Of course, a person with ongoing bowel movements like diarrhea or the opposite phenomenon cannot think about sex. He or she is afraid to embarrass the partner with a sudden call to WC. Moreover, they cannot control their organism to avoid tricky episodes. Along with such signs as bloating, gas, lower back and abdominal pain, problems with stool force the patient forget about sexual relations for some time.
You may notice the patient with IBS is not smelling good. No matter how hard he or she tries to take a shower, the odor remains. They get sweating as the result of fatigue more than other people. The smells are often accompanied by the flatulence. In addition to unpleasant smell, the patient may make unpleasant sounds too. Some patients have stomach swelling.