This slide on “Mast cell-associated disease-specific pain syndromes” comes from doctors Tania Dempsey and Lawrence Afrin. I don’t remember exactly where I saw it, but it was probably on The Mastocytosis Society Facebook page.
This is a good quote from Dr. Afrin, from this MeAndMyMastCells.com page about diagnosing mast cell activation disease (MCAS, MCAD), which explains why it has taken this long to get close to a diagnosis of my illness. Regular everyday doctors, even the hematologist I saw last week, may know about mastocytosis, but they don’t know about mast cell activation disease.
histamine-intolerance.info has some good low-histamine diet information. If you suffer from allergies, mast cell disease (including mastocytosis and mast cell activation syndrome), and possibly other illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, this is worth learning about.