Allergy and Mast Cell, My Story

My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Update, Nov. 2020: I am happy to say that I am now doing so much better with this issue.  If you've just stumbled upon my site from a search engine, I want you to know that if you have mast cell issues, there is hope. I'm leaving this post up as a historical perspective-- I think many of you at… Continue reading My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Allergy and Mast Cell, Creative Writing, My Story

Piecing it together

Well, this has certainly been a strange year for me and weird medical problems (may I remind you of my one week of temporary paralysis, following a chiropractor visit back in May). It turns out that, apparently, my last post announcing that I'd been diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome may have been a bit… Continue reading Piecing it together

Chronic Pain

I didn’t need one more thing to write about.

If you follow my Facebook page, you may have already seen the news... Yesterday I was diagnosed with something called mast cell activation syndrome. It's taken me a long time to figure out what's been going on. It all started with a severe allergic reaction back in August. Unlike most people who experience a severe… Continue reading I didn’t need one more thing to write about.

Central Sensitization, Fibromyalgia, My Story

Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).

Hi!  So.. I try to keep the posts on my blog mostly cheerful.   I always want my blog to be a place that reflects a sense of hope and healing, where people can come to feel uplifted. But... I also blog to share my truth with people, and to connect. And the truth is that… Continue reading Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Digestive Issues, Fibromyalgia, Nervous System, Pain Neurophysiology Education, physical therapy

How to find help for Central Sensitization

Hi everyone! I recently heard from a reader who was looking for some suggestions on where to turn next, in terms of finding a medical professional to help him.  He said he'd been struggling with central sensitization syndrome for three years now, and had yet to receive any significant help. I thought his advice might… Continue reading How to find help for Central Sensitization