Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) an Overview Published on Medium.com

I usually write about mainstream mental and physical health issues. Not so, today. Some things need to be experienced to be believed, such as severe MCS otherwise known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. The 1995 movie Safedetailed the descent into madness and severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity of a very rich woman, who nobody could save. The crazy thing? This is a real phenomenon, and according to to the resource Diseasemaps.org it has crippled thousands of people around the world. Not only do I know about this disease from my research, I, personally suffer from severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, so it hits very close to home.

Imagine you are seated comfortably among friends at a restaurant, until a waiter comes up to your table to ostensibly make you all more at ease, and cleans your table. You suddenly start choking violently or have a “brain fog” due to the slight odor of the cleaner your server used, and you are forced to run out of the restaurant, ruining your evening. Worse still, this kind of situation happens more often than not. Maybe you have MCS.

What is MCS?

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic medical condition and syndrome characterized by symptoms that the affected person attributes to low-level chemical exposures to commonly used chemicals, as presented in the above MCS Video. Commonly attributed substances include scented products, pesticides, plastics, synthetic fabrics, smoke, petroleum products, and paint fumes. (read more)