Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

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What is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome is a disorder that seems to be triggered by exposure to low levels of multiple identifiable or unidentifiable chemical substances commonly present in the environment.

What is it like to have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
5
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Data from patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Sleepiness
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Constipation
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Diarrhea Fatigue 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction)
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
5
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Data from patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 13
30s 31
40s 57
50s 62
60s 34
70+ 8

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 28
20-29 years 24
30-39 years 26
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 85
Not Diagnosed 54

These charts show data from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity patients who have completed their condition history
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