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

Stepping Back To Take A Closer Look


The Struggle

Sometimes when we are sick it’s hard to step back and evaluate the situation in order to make good decisions. That’s why a healthy support system is so crucial. I’m fortunate to have a hubby who was able to help me to see that my latest cascade of health problems began shortly after I increased […]

August 22, 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