I Feel Like A Broken Record Now…

The Triggers

It’s that time of the month again (!) and I’m beginning to feel like I keep repeating myself here but I think it’s important to talk about the female cycle and its impact on mast cell disease. I chose the week when I’m ovulating to address this topic because it isn’t just my period itself […]

May 22, 2017

It’s A Beautiful Day (In More Ways Than One)

The Triggers

I woke up and suddenly felt back to “normal”. It’s just so very weird how it all just disappears like magic. Everything has calmed back down and I feel great. My brain fog has lifted. My sinuses are clear. My wheeze is gone. My skin isn’t red and itchy. My intestines are quiet and my […]

April 23, 2017

The Countdown Begins…

The Triggers

My period is due in two days (yay me!) so I wanted to write (again) about how my monthly cycle affects my mast cell diseasebefore the brain fog really kicks in. I’ve written before about how I spent my entire life as a woman diagnosed with endometriosis (no laparoscopy but my mom and sister both […]

April 18, 2017

And… It Starts (Again)!

The Triggers

Just like clockwork, it’s allll back. Yep, and along with it comes the inflammation from head to toe, the bleeding gums, the painful ribs and hip, all of it. Even my tendons on my feet (the ones I injured this time last year, back when I fainted while standing and fell forward on them, bending […]

March 24, 2017