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

What Does Mast Cell Degranulation Feel Like?


The Disease

What does mast cell degranulation feel like? Regardless of how I am triggered (food, medicine, fumes, stress, etc) the symptoms are just about the same, to varying degrees. Sometimes I get a few and sometimes I get them all. This is a description of a “full blown” degranulation event (for me). The first thing I […]

November 27, 2017