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Dictionary Definition:


excessively or abnormally sensitive
abnormally susceptible physiologically to a specific agent (such as a drug or antigen)
~ Merriam-Webster

Elizabeth's take on this term...

A hypersensitive person may experience reactions to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, or other substances that do not have an adverse effect on non-hypersensitive people. According to my Trigger Theory of Multiple Sclerosis, every person who suffers from a chronic autoimmune condition is hypersensitive.

A synonym to autoimmune. Abnormally sensitive to external triggers of inflammation.

A hypersensitive person may find that seemingly innocuous foods, like lettuce or potatoes, causes them to experience a flare in inflammation and new or more intense symptoms.

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