multiple chemical sensitivity medically assisted suicide

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Chemicals, smells and sensitivity to it, its so important, and so disregarded.

Suddenly, I was thinking about our pets. Imagine the millions of animals who "smell better than humans do"..and what humans subject those animals to.

Its a remarkable form of crime, and of torture. Then add what we do to ourselves.

If I cannot get away from triggers, the level of ME illness is just so much more intensely bad.

You can't go to events- my daughter's outdoor music recital? Really people?
 
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Story- I flew five hours to visit my daughter on an extended trip.

I crashed very badly, and entered the room where I would be staying.

The laundry perfume permeated everything and I started choking and shutting down.

Im in a country which believes soap must contain perfume. a type of panic attack ensued, as I was remembering my daughter telling me she can't find ...soap.

I'm a guest, and I cannot ask for "special soap" or special sheets or even bring it up to the "family" who do not understand whats wrong with me. They just see me but don't understand.

All I can say is fortunately, after about four days I stopped reacting, as PEM was less intense and then I was Ok-ish. About the sheets.
 

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Sad state of affairs, yet one that is also sadly understandable. I don't even talk to friends about MCS because it makes one sound crazy. I mention my allergies, but that's about it.

Suddenly, I was thinking about our pets. Imagine the millions of animals who "smell better than humans do"..and what humans subject those animals to.
Unfortunately most animals are also triggers for me, so...
 
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Unfortunately most animals are also triggers for me, so...
I don' t have any animals, now...wish I could have a dog, I can sort of tolerate basic dog.(shorter hair, keep clean)

My dog tore a hole in his skin, barbed wire. Sent husband to get some liquid bentadine, he came back from the Feed Store with this Horse Stuff they sold him. You'd put this stuff on your horse.

I opened the container, I was lying on the bed. Its the smell of that blue stuff, in the outhouses? That stuff.

And I shut down in five seconds an the poor dog. I was actually screaming and freaking out.

Made my husband return it. Dog, headed to vet....Ok later.