Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MCS Awareness Month, Avoidance Practice, Information

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
MCS / Awareness

As Editor and Staff Writer for the VDP Gazette, MCS and Mold Illness have disabled me for life. This topic is of public importance. Anyone can become ill from chemicals and sick buildings. As a person with these illnesses, I know that people are ridiculed, criticized, neglected, and abandoned for having an invisible illness. On occasion, MCS patients are brutalized and tortured by medical personnel, caregivers, friends, and family who just do not get there is a real medical illness behind the reactions.  

I know. I have lived the darker side of illness. The situations behind closed doors no one else sees or hears. I never want anyone to live through what I have because people fail to understand the gravity of my medical condition. 

As a survivor, I find that explaining is not enough to make people understand what I go through on a daily basis. I practice avoidance along with using supplements, oxygen, a medical diet, detoxification, and rest. Lots of rest, since now I have chronic fatigue.

Instead of writing my life, here is how someone with MCS has to live with her illness:

Dealing with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - Avoidance

Everyone with MCS has different symptoms and reactions. That is what puzzles the researchers. Yet, objective scans like PET and CTs are showing that patients with MCS have changes in their brain function when exposed to chemicals.

I hope this information is educational and prompts people to change from chemical laden consumer products for natural personal care options available online.

MCS America states:
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) affects over 48 million men, women, and children of all races. Even though MCS is of widespread epidemic prevalence, public awareness of the toxicity of common environmental insults and ways to manage and accommodate MCS remains limited. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month, May 2014, bestows upon us a great opportunity to work towards increased public awareness of MCS.

Organizations around the world have put forth great effort to establish May of each year as either Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month or Toxic Injury Awareness Month. Many are working to improve awareness and appropriate healthcare around the world. Activities are organized around the month of May and continue throughout the year. MCS America plays a special role during this time and is committed to promoting awareness of toxic chemicals which may cause MCS and trigger reactions in those already injured by toxic chemicals.

More food for thought:

Source: MCS America