MCAS, Fainting & Seizures: The Causes & Complications


The Symptoms

Many of us with mast cell disease suffer from episodes of dizziness, lightheadedness and the feeling that we are going to faint (presyncope). Some of us, myself included, do faint and a few of us, like me, sometimes have seizures or convulsions when it happens. In my case, the unexplained fainting/seizure episodes first began at […]

November 17, 2017

Mast Cell Disease & Seizures: Connecting The Dots


The Disease

Not everyone with mast cell disease has fainting spells and even fewer of us have seizures. I suffer with both, unfortunately, because, well, the universe is a jerk. Actually, I’ve come to believe that my on again, off again seizure disorder is directly related to my MCAS. More specifically, the inflammation in the hypothalamus area […]

June 24, 2017