Multiple chemical sensitivity

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Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), also known as idiopathic environmental intolerances (IEI), is a disputed chronic condition characterized by symptoms that the affected person attributes to low-level exposures to commonly used chemicals. Symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, nausea, and dizziness.[1]

Multiple chemical sensitivity in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is one of several illnesses or conditions experienced alongside of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia.[2][3]
The International Consensus Criteria for ME recognizes several kinds of sensitivity including odor sensitivity as neurosensory symptoms.
Chemical sensitivities are recognized under Immune, Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary symptoms in the International Consensus Criteria for ME.
The Canadian Consensus Criteria recognizes new sensitivities to medication and food as Immune systemsymptoms.

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  1. "Multiple chemical sensitivity". Wikipedia. Aug 9, 2018. 
  2. "Overlapping Conditions – American ME and CFS Society". ammes.org. Retrieved Aug 12, 2018. 
  3. Dellwo, Adrienne (Feb 26, 2018). "Illness That Come Along with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Verywell Health. Retrieved Aug 23, 2018. 
  4. Williams, Margaret (Nov 10, 2010). "Allergies and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (PDF). margaretwilliams.me. 
  5. Dellwo, Adrienne (Jul 23, 2018). "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS". Verywell Health. Retrieved Aug 12, 2018. 
  6. lasseren (Apr 16, 2016). "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity". CFS Remission. Retrieved Aug 12, 2018. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

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