This site is designed for people who have recently figured out that they have multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) and need some guidance on finding resources to help them cope with the syndrome. Having had MCS for over seven years and having to find the vast majority of this information on my own, I thought I would try to help the MCS community and provide a "springboard" for folks who are just now figuring out they have MCS. One of the ironies of MCS is that by the time you figure out what the problem is, you've already found most of this information. I got lucky and stumbled across the keywords "chemical sensitive" on the Infotrac system while doing a computer search at my local library one evening. Once I found that magic combination of words, information poured out of the computer. Doctors often try to explain our illness as a manifestation of something that we have read about; I have yet to meet a person who read about this and then got sick--it has always been the reverse. I believe the word, "Eureka!" gets said a lot when someone affected with MCS finds that first bit of information!
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