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Welcome to Mastocytosis Society Canada support forum! Say hello and leave us messages here.....
Samson1484: I've been suffering from Mastocytosis for the past 16 years without a diagnosis despite having seen over 70 doctors. My worse symptom occurs whenever I eat/drink anything. Simple food contact on oral mucosa induces an intense systemic allergic-like reactio Sept 16, 2014 19:23:13 GMT -5
Samson1484: does anybody know of a specialist in Toronto, Ontario that recognizes or is open to a possible diagnosis and treatment of Mast cell disorders? Sept 16, 2014 19:25:08 GMT -5
sonamgirl: Hello: A quick question. I'm in the middle of being diagnosed and going for a skin biopsy in mid October. Should I start my prescription strength reactine and singulaire prior to seeing the dermatologist? Will these medications affect the results? Oct 1, 2014 10:36:05 GMT -5
tferguso: This question is for those with MCAD. I have a normal skin biopsy and normal tryptase, I need to know if any of you have found that the severity of your reactions and the number of triggers has increased over time? Mine have and I am concerned about it. Oct 20, 2014 8:05:07 GMT -5
kathy59: I just got my bone marrow biopsy results and have been diagnosed with systemic masto. My dermatologist had started me on reactine and doxeprin but the hematologist took me off doxeprin and told me to start zantac. Does this sound like right treatment? Nov 6, 2014 10:05:50 GMT -5
maggie122: Anyone else having problems with there eyes? Mine are extremely sore, dry and there is a small lump on eyelid. Nov 10, 2014 4:13:26 GMT -5
crimsonbird: I hope in the sharing of my journey with mastocytosis that you will feel supported in your journey. I was just diagnosed with mastocytosis through a skin biopsy. I am awaiting a bone marrow biopsy. I have peripheral neuropathy from the condition. Nov 10, 2014 13:39:41 GMT -5
truthseeker: Dr. Jason Lee thinks I have negative serum tryptase mastocytosis. Why is he so concerned? Tells me it is an extremely rare form of mastocytosis. Battling pneumonia for fourth time. On antibiotic. Very weak. Thoughts on things to do to help recover? Nov 18, 2014 7:43:34 GMT -5 *
jessicaq: Maggie122 My 6 yr old son gets very sore eyes too. Not sure if it is masto related or not. But I'm thinking it is. Nov 26, 2014 20:37:48 GMT -5
Peggy: I am beginning to wonder if my daughter has mastocytosis. Is its a common cause for burning tongue and chemical food intolerances or does a person have to have a lot of other symptoms to have this condition. I know she is allergic to her histamine. Dec 10, 2014 21:21:07 GMT -5
SarahSmile: Does anyone know of a doctor familiar with mast cell activation who is in Edmonton or would be willing to consult with a doctor here? Please, I've been repeatedly hospitalized, bedridden and deteriorating for over 14 months now and desperately need help!! Dec 18, 2014 18:10:45 GMT -5
melissa4142: I have been dealing with a chronic mucusy sinus and coughing up mucus now for the past 3 weeks. It is mild to moderate but there has been a couple of times when exposed to chemicals it got extremely worse. Does MCAS cause these kinds of problems? Dec 19, 2014 10:07:26 GMT -5
sue2: I'm unalbe to tolerate vegetable oils. Has anyone tried rendered duck fat? I'm thinking that might fly (pardon the pun). Jan 30, 2015 10:33:52 GMT -5
KT: I am looking for help. Navigating this alone and unsure of where to get the proper tests and medical support.... Feb 2, 2015 23:05:40 GMT -5
kathy59: SarahSmile - I live in Edmonton and I have Indolent systemic masto - the hematologist I see is Dr. Minakshi Taparia. She is located in the Edmonton Clinic across from the U of A hospital . You may need a referral to her - her number is 780-407-1584. Feb 16, 2015 10:56:18 GMT -5
kathy59: Is exhaustion a sign of masto? I feel so tired I can hardly move Feb 16, 2015 10:58:51 GMT -5
klynn: If I am logged in where do I post a question? There are so many subsections? Feb 25, 2015 20:36:35 GMT -5
Pla: reply to Kathy59-Yes, fatigue can be a symptom of masto. Sleep quality, chronic fatigue from frequent attacks can contribute...as well if you have any other co-existing conditions. Mar 4, 2015 16:44:31 GMT -5
Pla: REPLY to jessicaq- yes eye involvement is a feature. See our medication list- many people suffer from dry eyes (I do!). There are a couple of choices depending on the issue, as always consult with a medical professional. Mar 4, 2015 16:51:27 GMT -5
kathy59: I have cutenous and indolent systemic masto. My dermatologist said I should be on doxepin at bedtime, hematologist says no...not until I get worse, my family Dr said I should be on it now 6 months later she said to go off it. Help! Apr 23, 2015 19:50:00 GMT -5
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