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Monday, December 17, 2012

Mast Cell Disorder and POTS - Part III

Mast Cell Activation - Symptoms

If you are reading this blog because you have been diagnosed with POTS or OI then please pay attention to my posts on Mast Cell Disorders as they could be helpful!

People who have mast cell disorders can have a reaction to many different substances such as heat, cold, foods, stress, exercise, scents and infection.  The reactions can range from a stuffy nose to headaches, mild-severe upset stomach, flushing, blood pressure crashes and even anaphylaxis.  According to an article appearing in the Journal of Hematology by Gerhard Molderings et al, they list some of the clinical symptoms relating to misbehaving mast cells.  You can find the list here.  Note the hypotension, tachycardia, syncope, and symptoms describing "brain fog..."does it sound like POTS?

If you are sufficiently convinced that your symptoms warrant further investigation then I suggest you read the full text of the article by Molderings here to find out how a mast cell activation disorder can be diagnosed by your physicians.

2 comments:

  1. I Thank God for you and this blog... I don't know how to say Thank you enough, I found your website after a lifetime of suffering and docs just shoving pills at me... I tried for seven days the H1 and H2 combo and strictly followed the diet with a probiotic... I am not 100 percent however I am feeling like I stepped out of a fog, out of a trap of exhaustion and fatigue...I can hope again... I declare for all the money spent, time lost and wasted, failed prescriptions... I honestly spent $5.13 at Target and I am just at a loss for words for the amount of progress I have noticed, I didn't get like this overnight but I am not giving up... I am going to keep on fighting Thank you Thank you Thank you♡

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  2. I am so glad you have found something that works! You may want to tel your primary care doctor about your findings as well.

    -Liz

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