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MCS "My House Made Me So Sick . . ." by Rivka Solomon

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance Reactions' started by MsUnderstood, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. MsUnderstood

    MsUnderstood Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Here's an article published on-line today that may be of interest to those with ME who also experience multiple chemical sensitivities:


    My House Made Me So Sick I Had to Move
    What it's like to live with multiple chemical sensitivities.

    "I live with a condition called multiple chemical sensitivities, or MCS. It’s also referred to as environmental illness, chemical injury, or TILT, toxic induced loss of tolerance. In short, I'm hyper-reactive to small amounts of chemicals and perfumes."

    "My MCS began decades ago as a mild symptom of my neuroimmune disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), sometimes called by the disparaging name chronic fatigue syndrome.
    ME disables 1 to 2.5 million Americans and can leave a person without strength and stamina for decades on end.

    Chemical sensitivities came on in stages, tracking the progression of my ME....."

    Rivka Solomon is a Massachusetts writer focusing on disability and women’s issues. She works as an ME advocate with Mass ME Association. You can find her on Twitter, @RivkaTweets.

    Squeezy, Jan, Allele and 4 others like this.
  2. Squeezy

    Squeezy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    The couch
    Excellent article, thanks @MsUnderstood. I definitely have problems in this direction Perfumes and aftershave are banned for my husband and teenagers. How amazing that there are public places where it's banned! Like cigarette smoke!

    An artificial-scent free world would be heaven. And mould free. Petrol stink free. BO free...
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