Mast Cell Activation Disorder & Stress: Latest Research Confirms The Link

The Triggers

More evidence is showing a direct link between stress and the chronic activation of mast cells. This is from an article over at michiganradio.org. This could potentially shift the focus to treating the underlying traumas and doctors being more open to the idea of prescribing an anti anxiety drug. Benzodiazapines are on the approved mast […]

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Never Bet Against Occam: The MCAS “Bible” In Review (Part Thirteen) – Urinary Tract Issues

The Disease

Welcome back to my “Never Bet Against Occam” series. If you haven’t read the first twelve posts yet you can do that by clicking the link. If you don’t own a copy of this book yet, you can buy one right now by clicking here. It’s definitely a must-have for those of us with mast […]

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MastCellDisease.com’s Weekly Roundup: January 14th, 2018

Weekly Roundup

Hi everyone! I hope your mast cells have been staying calm all week, giving you a break from the mast cell madness we all face each day. Here’s a round up of this week’s posts and a few really important things I wanted to share with you. Scroll down to “On a side note..” for […]

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Mast Cell Disease & Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): A Painful Coexisting Condition

The Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, inflammatory auto-immune disease that affects millions of people, the majority of which are women. Researchers still don’t understand the cause but they do know that there is a definite difference between “non-inflammatory” arthritis, or osteoarthritis, and inflammatory arthritis, or RA. From Healthline: RA is a much more complicated disease, but […]

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Mast Cell Disease & Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): A Painful Coexisting Condition


The Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, inflammatory auto-immune disease that affects millions of people, the majority of which are women. Researchers still don’t understand the cause but they do know that there is a definite difference between “non-inflammatory” arthritis, or osteoarthritis, and inflammatory arthritis, or RA. From Healthline: RA is a much more complicated disease, but […]

January 13, 2018

MCAS & Ketotifen: My Experiences So Far


The Treatments

If you’ve been following this blog long, you’ll know that I stopped taking most of my mast cell medications a few months ago and started over, using the principals Dr. Afrin lays out in his book. Yes it sounds mad, but in my case I had to do it, as scary as it was. Until […]

December 31, 2017