MCAS & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS): Exploring The Connection

The Disease

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a coexisting condition often seen in MCAS patients. I’ve suspected for awhile that it runs in our family, through my mom’s side. We have a lot of symptoms of the hypermobile type of EDS, or EDS III, including being really “bendy” and double jointed. Nothing extreme, but we also have mast […]

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Mast Cell Disease Facts: The Stark Reality About Toxic Triggers & MCAS Management

The Triggers

I came across a website today and on it they list a whole plethora of (frightening) facts relating to modern life, chemical exposure, and the damage it is doing to us all. Bottom line: our immune systems were not cut out for this way of living. Allergies and autoimmune diseases have skyrocketed as we’ve “advanced” […]

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A Day In The Life: So I Am A Bit Of A Success Story (Me!)

The Success

Oh, hello! I’ve been offline for most of the last month or so for a couple reasons. One, because I was really sick off and on back when I was still on the Ketotifen (I’ll get to that in a minute!), and then, once I got off of it and made a few more adjustments, […]

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Mast Cell Disease Awareness: I Just Can’t Unrest

The Struggle

A couple of weeks ago, just before my life was so rudely interrupted again by my dysfunctional mast cells, I promised I would write a post about Jennifer Brea’s new movie, Unrest. It is such a moving and educational documentary. Jennifer speaks for the “missing millions“; those of us who have had to drop out […]

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Mast Cell Disease Awareness: I Just Can’t Unrest


The Struggle

A couple of weeks ago, just before my life was so rudely interrupted again by my dysfunctional mast cells, I promised I would write a post about Jennifer Brea’s new movie, Unrest. It is such a moving and educational documentary. Jennifer speaks for the “missing millions“; those of us who have had to drop out […]

January 30, 2018

A Day In The Life: Dysfunction Junction


The Lifestyle

I’ve returned from my unexpected hiatus to find a few interesting things have happened while I’ve been away from the internet these last few days. First, I got an email response from Dr. Afrin himself (!) after I had written for info on the 20/20 research study. So that was exciting. I won’t share the […]

January 27, 2018

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