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.