Allergies & MCS

Supersensitive people are also often extra sensitive to common allergens, chemicals, stimulants, drugs, medicines and toxins and seem to be at higher risk of inheriting various autoimmune problems.

According to Swedish alternative allergy expert Peter Wilhelmsson, reactions to various foods, additives, chemicals and other environmental substances may manifest in a wider array of symptoms than previously suspected:

  • Head/brain: dizziness, vertigo, dazedness, confusion, disorientation, pressure, headache, throbbing, migraine, fainting, temporary memory loss, poor concentration, spacing out, lack of mental clarity, listening or reading without understanding, poor motor control.
  • Ears: ear infections, redness, pain, tinnitus, poor hearing, hypersensitivity to sound.
  • Eyes: tearing, stinging, itching, clogged with yellow stuff upon awakening, red eyes.
  • Vision: blurriness, double vision, dimness, flashes, light-sensitivity, tunnel vision, dyslexia (letters moving).
  • Sinuses & nose: sneezing, runny nose, hay-fever, sinusitis, congestion.
  • Mouth: bad breath, itching of the palate, white tongue, excessive saliva, metallic taste.
  • Speech: blurry speech, stuttering, mutism.
  • Throat: tightness, difficulty swallowing, breathing and talking, mucus.
  • Thyroid & parathyroid: hormonal disruptions, fatigue, inexplicable weight gain or –loss.
  • Lungs: asthma, coughing, wheezing, panting, heavy breath, difficulty breathing, hyperventilation.
  • Heart: increased pulse, rapid heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, chest pain.
  • Pancreas: digestive problems, blood sugar fluctuations.
  • Liver: toxicity, poor fat metabolism.
  • Kidneys: oedema.
  • Bladder: bladder infections, bedwetting, pain, pressure & urinating difficulties.
  • Stomach & digestive area: ulcer, heartburn, gasses, swelling, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, hunger, thirst.
  • Small intestine: chronic inflammation, Chrohn’s disease.
  • Large intestine: ulcerous colitis, colon irritable.
  • Genital area: itching, menstrual problems, impotence, low sex-drive, sterility.
  • Skin: rashes, redness, paleness, sweating.
  • Joints & skeleton: pain, stiffness, swelling, heating, red patches indicating inflammation.
  • Muscles: shivering, spasms, cramps, weakness, stiffness, tenderness, muscle inflammation, pain (especially in the neck- trapezius- & back muscles plus in the extremities).
  • Immune system: chronic infections, colds.
  • General: feeling too hot or too cold for no external reasons.
  • Alcoholism, drug abuse.
  • Psychological/neurological:
    • Lethargy, introversion, naïveté, poor contact with surroundings, spacing out.
    • Feeling uncomfortable, tension, anxiety, panic.
    • Depression, unmotivated crying attacks, suicidal thoughts, self-harming tendencies.
    • Negativity, irritation, unprovoked anger.
    • Hyperactivity, restlessness, excessive talkativeness or unmotivated exaltation.
    • Feeling of unreality, schizophrenia, hallucinations, paranoia, madness.

    Source: Peter Wilhelmsson Besegra din allergi

MCS

Some sensitive people suffer from mild to severe forms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, a condition where the person has adverse reactions to very small levels of chemical exposure and aromatic irritants. Such persons need to be extra careful about what to eat, drink, breathe and wear, and avoid as many agricultural/dietary, environmental-, work-, household- & personal hygiene chemicals as possible.

“As far as I can gather, I am allergic to benzene, ammonium chloride, propanol, propalene and bleach for sure. What I am having the most problem with is long acting ‘air-fresheners’ because they seem to coat everything they come into contact with – you have to wash clothes, footwear and backpacks twice to get the fumes out. The thing is that people are really taken with this stuff and I am trying to figure out why. What I hate about the stuff is that it steals my personality and it doesn’t come back 100% any more.”

Vaudree, female HSP with ADHD from Canada

“My problem with fragrances are so severe that it is one of the reasons I can’t go grocery shopping.  I can’t get within 30 feet of the fabric detergents without my entire breathing system becoming compromised.  Not quite as bad as my Popcorn allergy but getting there.”

– Miriam, adult with SID from USA

Many common household chemicals and food additives can cause permanent or temporary neurological disruption – especially in supersensitive individuals.

“Central Nervous System – your brain and spine.

CSN disorders include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dementia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Seizures, Strokes, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

CNS exposure symptoms include: aphasia, blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness, headaches, hunger, memory loss, numbness in face, pain in neck and spine.”

Source: Twenty Most Common Chemicals Found in Thirty-One Fragrance Products

LINKS

Allergy Wikipedia
MCS Wikipedia
Chemicals and Effects Upon Health
Guidelines for non-toxic living
Our Little Place
Perfume Toxins

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