One of the most common symptoms that people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome will experience is multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Some health experts believe that all three conditions belong to the same family of illnesses, which they refer to as “environmental illnesses” or “functional somatic syndromes”.
However, the most prominent term of all is “central sensitivity syndromes”. In this condition, the central nervous system will get hyper-responsive as a response to specific stimuli. The stimuli can be either light, temperature, pain, or in the case of people with MCS, chemicals.
Here is what you need to know about multiple chemical sensitivity in fibromyalgia – symptoms, causes and prevention.