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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Constipation
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Fatigue 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction)
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (2) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (2) Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
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Who has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 13
30s 29
40s 61
50s 61
60s 37
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 86
Not Diagnosed 54

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