I had a question for people who are sensitive to scents, perfumes etc. I understand this is a facet of MCAS and that people will experience outright allergic reactions in response to encountering them. However, last year I started to notice I would crash in reaction to using floor-cleaning chemicals like bleach etc. It's hard to tell what is 'placebo' I guess because my CFS is severe and I also have high anxiety (OCD). My mom uses a lot of scented candles in the house etc. and also perfumes in the bathroom; she doesn't do anything to accommodate my CFS so I haven't bothered explaining how they affect me, but will often hold my breath to avoid inhaling the scents. Anyway, I guess due to my OCD, this is starting to turn into a kind of phobic avoidance, but it's really hard to tell with severe CFS when anything can trigger a crash really. For example, she put a new scented handsoap in our bathroom today and smelling it on my hands is causing a lot of anxiety (because I'm worried about whether it's triggering symptoms). Is there any reason we should be sensitive to all scents in general, or is it something more related to what's in the specific chemical (i.e. with the floor cleaner etc.). I don't get allergic reactions, but just wondering if I should be avoiding all soaps etc. at this point.