I am hyper-sensitive too, body-wise, skin-wise, emotion-wise, temper-wise and am very perceptive. I also used to have mild depression and mild OCD a couple of years ago. I am absolutely aware that my IBS is due to psychological problems and the brain-gut component of the disease is definitely acutely valid in my case. My IBS started after a great emotional upheaval and I just know how my mood alters my bowel movements now and how my digestion always used to be hypersensitive as well. As for being artistic, I used to draw and was involved in all sorts of creative stuff when younger and I studied/work in the humanities now so I guess that would be true to a certain extent as well.
-------------------- Susie, born in 1985,
(pseudo-)D and bloating April 2007-December 2010, now stable