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

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

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

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

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

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

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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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)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)

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

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
How many evaluations
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Dizziness and feeling faint 6 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Convulsion Tingling
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
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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)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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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)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Couchlock
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (2) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Dizziness (vertigo) 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (2)

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 10
30s 33
40s 69
50s 63
60s 54
70+ 9

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 32
20-29 years 25
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 102
Not Diagnosed 61

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