Mast Cell Disease & Chronic Fatigue: Are MCAS and ME/CFS Related?

The Symptoms

One of the symptoms of mast cell disease, like in many chronic illnesses, is chronic fatigue. It is listed as one of many coexisting conditions we can have: Osteopenia/Osteoporosis Angioedema Interstitial Cystitis (Bladder pain syndrome) Uveitis (Iritis) Arthritis & specific rare diseases of Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Sjogren’s Raynaud’s Osteoarthritis Ehlers-Danlos Fibromyalgia Lupus Chronic Fatigue Syndrome […]

December 19, 2017

Mast Cell Disease & Chronic Fatigue: It’s Exhausting

The Symptoms

One of the most common sleep related symptoms in MCAS patients is chronic, debilitating fatigue. It’s also a common symptom of many auto-immune disorders and there’s even a theory about allergies being linked to CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome): CFS has sometimes been referred to as the “chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome.” … One theory is […]

June 16, 2017

Mast Cell Disease & Coexisting Conditions: There Are Many

The Disease

Many patients with mast cell disease also find themselves with coexisting conditions that may or may not be related to their dysfunctional mast cells (but usually are). In my case, I have both MCAD and granuloma annulare, a fairly rare skin condition that leaves ringworm looking rashes on me. I’ve found some pretty good evidence […]

February 12, 2017