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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with multiple chemical sensitivity

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

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

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CoQ10 Soft Gels)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious 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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
vivid dreams in first week
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
idiopathic angioedema
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation site irritation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CoQ10 Soft Gels)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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 1
20s 5
30s 41
40s 81
50s 99
60s 85
70+ 20
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 36
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 38
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 36
Female 299

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 119
Not Diagnosed 68

These charts show data from multiple chemical sensitivity patients who have completed their condition history
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