Do I smell bad?

PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY I REALLY NEED HELP (I did my best to describe how I feel) Hello I have been dealing with ibs for a while now. Every day I dread going to school because of it. Going to the restroom during class is not the problem. My problem is when I feel like I’m passing gas. I really can never tell if I actually passing gas or not. Sometimes I think I smell bad and it’s really taking a toll on me. I always feel gas building up in my b-hind but I never know what it actually is. I always get paranoid and feel like people are talking about me. Please help me figure out if it’s all in my head or if I actually do smell bad.


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  • Marci Kallick moderator
    1 month ago

    @Addition77,
    I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way in school. It would be impossible for me to tell you if you are, in fact, passing gas since there would be no way for me to know. However, I may have a couple of suggestions that can assist you in figuring this out. My first suggestion is what many of our members in the community do when faced with questions about what they’re experiencing with IBS…and that is, to speak with their doctor. If you aren’t currently being treated for your IBS, this may be a great place to start. Second, if you have any close friends at school, or even outside of school, that are spending any time around you…perhaps you could confide in them what you’re going through, and ask their honest opinion? Something to keep in mind when you are feeling paranoid…most people are consumed with their own lives and not thinking about you (which sounds harsh, but actually may make you feel better). Remember, you are not alone in this! There is a community here to offer you support and information. Please continue to come back and let us know how you’re doing.
    ~Marci

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