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the finality of the fiasco…

the finality of the fiasco…

Oh my God, you guys. Guess what was waiting for me when I arrived home on Thursday??   Cromolyn sodium oral concentrate! FIVE boxes of cromolyn sodium oral concentrate! 11.2 POUNDS of cromolyn sodium oral concentrate! That’s 5 KILOGRAMS OF CROMOLYN SODIUM ORAL CONCENTRATE!! Yes, I actually balanced five boxes of cromolyn on my bathroom scale. I have a lot of free time. I can’t even hazard a guess as to how long 11.2 lbs of cromolyn will last. Hopefully…

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die(t)ing to fit in…

die(t)ing to fit in…

As usual, I am behind on my posts. We just moved into a new house, but more on that later. Although my tests for mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) came back normal, my POTS doctor still thinks I might have MCAD because (1) I do exhibit typical histamine responses which (2) respond well to the cromolyn, H1 & H2 blocker treatment. If it wasn’t for cromolyn, I would never eat. Despite responding well to MCAD treatment, my blood pressure has…

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MCAD, FMS and other random letters…

MCAD, FMS and other random letters…

I had an appointment with my cardiologist yesterday to discuss the bradycardia I had been experiencing. However, it takes about 6 weeks to get an appointment with this doctor, and by the time I was able to get in to see him, my heart rate had increased. As you may remember, I was having problems with a low pulse of high 30’s to low 40’s bpm.  For the past week, my HR has been up in the 60’s and 70’s….

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