Mast Cell Disease & Mental Health: Lessons From Sam Berns

The Struggle

One aspect of living with mast cell disease that I don’t see discussed often on message boards or  in the medical literature is the impact this disease has on our mental health. Mast cell degranulation can cause anxiety, depression, confused thinking, aggression, anger, rage and other emotions/reactions which are traditionally grouped in the mental health […]

July 18, 2017

Free MCAS Wallet Card

The Disease

Make sure you get the newest version of the exclusive handy, dandy, MCAS wallet card. It’s a must have for all mast cell disease patients and totally free of charge (no, really!). Here’s what it looks like printed:   Here are the images to save/print (they should be sized right to fit on a […]

July 14, 2017

I Have MCAS. Do I Need A Medic Alert Bracelet?

The Lifestyle

Even if you haven’t ever experienced anaphylaxis, if you have mast cell disease you are at risk of having an anaphylactic reaction to a known or unknown trigger, such as an insect sting or a certain food or medicine. Since this disease is so unpredictable, my doctor advised me that it’s a good idea to […]

February 12, 2017