Mast Cell Disease: Leaker Vs. Shocker?


The Disease

Many mast cell disease patients refer to themselves as “leakers” or “shockers” in various places on the web. What do these terms mean? Everywhere I go, I find patients talking on forums, blog comments, etc., using these descriptions and after a bit of research I think I finally understand the difference between a “leaker” and […]

March 6, 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