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
Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Citalopram
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen
Multivitamins, Rest, Birth control
Fluoxetine, Citalopram, Escitalopram
Trazodone, Zolpidem, Melatonin

What do patients take to treat Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and its symptoms?


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Who has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 181 patients have this condition
  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 29 say Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 10
30s 33
40s 48
50s 52
60s 22
70+ 7


Distribution of females vs. males

90% Females
10% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 26
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 23
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 67
Not Diagnosed 50

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