mcas

Cured meats bad for asthma

Writing as someone who likely has Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and who has also looked into histamine intolerance, it was surprising to see the headlines in this image being “news” in 2016. MCAS was officially designated as a disease in 2007, and for anyone who knows about it, there’s nothing new about this. Cured foods are well known to be a trigger for people with mast cell issues, meaning that eating cured foods is known to trigger mast cells to release histamine (i.e., to degranulate).

Here comes the OFF switch

In a way I feel fortunate to have passed out quite a few times now. It’s like it’s my body’s way of saying, “Look at you, taking life for granted again — here comes the OFF switch!”

(Fortunately it has just been a Pause switch so far.)

Mast cell activation disease vs histamine intolerance (differences)

I’m pretty new to learning that I probably have Mast Cell Activation Disease (MCAD) — also known as Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) — and as I am learning more about it, I have been wondering, what is the difference between MCAS/MCAD and histamine intolerance? Here’s what I know so far.

First available

Wow, the first available appointment for the leading doctor on this disease is in February ... 2018.

NURSE (on the phone): Is Wednesday the 14th good for you?

ME: Well, that’s Valentine’s Day, I like to keep that open. Do you have something available on the 15th?

NURSE: I completely understand. Let’s find something on the 15th...

Doctors who specialize in mast cell activation disease alvin October 1, 2016 - 11:48am

If you need to find a doctor who specializes in mast cell activation disease, I currently know of two lists of mast cell disease doctors: