Originally Posted by darcie02
I can't use handsoaps, perfumes, certain detergents, lotions, hair products and makeup (unless i scour the ingredient list). I could go on and on. Does any one know what this is or how I can get around it?
We have similar problems, except different symptoms. There are many things that can make my heart beat very badly, and make my blood pressure go very high. There are also many things that can cause me to have problems breathing, either because of my heart problems, or because of my asthma. There are many things that cause these problems for me, either by consuming them, breathing them, or if they touch my skin.
As you have probably been told, the only known solution to a "multiple chemical sensitivities" problem, is avoidance.
I've seen some improvements in my situation by changing my diet to a "insulin intolerant" diet which features high fiber, low carbohydrate foods. I eat mostly home-made meals where I can be sure of the ingredients.
I've also seen some improvement and changes by not using fabric softeners or detergents. We use distilled white vinegar as a fabric softener, and baking soda instead of a detergent.
We've also removed all rugs and upholtered furniture from my environment. I sleep on a leather recliner with only briefs and no covers, because I react badly to cotton and some dyes.
Is your "sensitivity" problem the same all day long, or is it better during certain times of the day or night?