Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
MCS and Working With a Doctor
People with these symptoms are often terribly distressed and desperate to find relief.
There are no proven ways to determine or treat this illness. Before you spend time and money getting specialized treatment -- or working with an environmental contractor renovating your house to remove possible triggers -- consider that we don’t have good evidence that these approaches have medical benefits. Unproven treatments always have the potential to do more harm than good.
You need to work with a doctor whom you trust. Both you and your doctor should be cautious but keep an open mind about all the possible causes of your symptoms and the many possible treatments. Working together, you can find a safe way to get relief from your symptoms.