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Welcome to Mastocytosis Society Canada support forum! Say hello and leave us messages here.....
Carrie: Flu shots. Physicians want us to get them. I don't get the flu shot. Many masto patients don't. I never get the flu. Plus i'm mildly allergic to eggs, so I've always skipped it my entire life. Just sharing in case it helps. Dec 14, 2013 22:10:52 GMT -5
Carrie: kneillbc: Yes, some reported developing mastocytosis following wasp or bee sting. Also, those with masto or mcas patients diagnosed experience increased severity of illness permanently if stung. Dec 14, 2013 22:25:48 GMT -5
Carrie: kneillbc: GREAT tip! Dexamethasone does have sulfites in it. Important to know for those affected by sulfites. Research info: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17437241 Toxicity of corticosteroids (due to preservatives) Dec 14, 2013 22:27:06 GMT -5 *
Carrie: rodapple: yes, read MSC main website page here - http://www.mastocytosis.ca/signs.htm - stress, by the way, is #1 trigger for many patients. Add in other triggers while stressed and that may speak to your experience. Dec 14, 2013 23:02:36 GMT -5
Rosy: HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE Sun after clouds Jan 1, 2014 15:51:29 GMT -5
tferguso: I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year also. Heredity: Does anyone on this board have more than one member in their family with Mastocytosis? Jan 2, 2014 12:07:41 GMT -5
zoebug: I am new here but I see my sister is not. Hi tferguso! Jan 14, 2014 16:44:32 GMT -5
Mastomom2: Delina, I have been hoping to get a doctor to fill out papers for disability tax credit. He seems to be totally lost on how to do it. He just wants the kids to go through more and more tests. Now it's allergy testing he wants to send them to. Any advice? Jan 17, 2014 11:41:25 GMT -5
april: My husband has been seeing a specialist at sunnybrook hospital in toronto however he keeps doing tests and says that there are no facts to support a diagnosis of mast cell activation syndrome however my husband is so ill and has majority of the symptoms. Jan 31, 2014 18:51:05 GMT -5
Carrie: Mastomom2 - email Delina directly here - fear5@mts.net :) Feb 5, 2014 0:39:45 GMT -5
Carrie: April - Ask the specialist to contact Dr. Peter Vadas at St. Mike's Hospital. MCAS is notoriously difficult to prove via medical tests. Dr. Vadas speaking with the doctor will help the process. I hope this helps. If not, come back and let us know. Feb 5, 2014 0:41:04 GMT -5
Frugalmama: Carrie - what diagnostic criteria does Dr. Vadas use to diagnose MCAS? Will he take out of province patients? I'm still trying to find someone that is wiling to help my mom. Feb 15, 2014 20:30:36 GMT -5
Carrie: Frugalmama, so sorry I'm very rarely here anymore. I'll email you :-) Feb 20, 2014 18:36:40 GMT -5
jessicaq: Is nose bleeds a symptom? My son has had a few recently and I'm not sure if it is masto related or maybe just the cold weather. Feb 24, 2014 17:15:04 GMT -5
Carrie: Yes nose bleeds can be a symptom. Could also be impacted by cold weather too. Feb 26, 2014 18:17:08 GMT -5
bindy55: My Biopsy and blood test Tryptase came back negative ...so do I want to progress to a Bone marrow test and why?? Mar 26, 2014 12:19:29 GMT -5
scrotzulla: Hi everyone.I'm new here and still waiting for a proper diagnosis.In my reactions lately, I'm getting severely dehydrated and my blood pressure drops significantly and I go into shock within a few minutes. What's the best thing to do in this instance? Apr 7, 2014 14:03:50 GMT -5
Paula: Ear meds? What medications are safe? or alternate treatment? Itchy/irritated/tinnitus/blocked Dr. prescribed a drop with Cipro. Concerned re adverse reactions as I have had many to meds. Apr 9, 2014 9:08:51 GMT -5
Mars: Does anyone else have lessions on their face? Anything work on them? Apr 22, 2014 18:33:51 GMT -5
kathy59: I am new here and was just told a skin biopsy was positive for TMEP and is being sent to another city for further testing. I am feeling very overwhelmed. Where do I start? Jun 17, 2014 22:23:09 GMT -5
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