Lyme, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and Histamine Intolerance
What do Lyme, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and Histamine Intolerance have in common? A lot actually! I’ve had all three.
I talk about this on the Podcast “Mast Cell Activation: Is this why you are not getting better?” with Mackay Rippey of Lyme Ninja Radio
I grew up in the country in Western Kentucky. When we were kids, my sister and I played in the tall grass and woods all day. We both had plenty of tick bites. And with my chronic health issues starting so young, I’m sure that Lyme and co-infections have been a part of the picture.
Do you think Lyme or other tick-borne illnesses are a factor for you Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or Histamine Intolerance?
I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme many years ago and tried numerous treatments for it. The antibiotics made me feel really bad. Some of the herbs often made me feel worse too. I didn’t know back then that I had both Histamine Intolerance and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Some antibiotics and herbs worsen Histamine Intolerance and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. But there weren’t many options available for any of those disorders back then.
Lyme knowledge has come a long way, and I was so excited to talk with my good friend, Mackay Rippey of Lyme Ninja Radio, about the topic. Mackay is a Lyme expert and an excellent practitioner. You can listen to our podcast together and learn:
• How Lyme symptoms and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome are connected
• An easy at home test to see if you might have Mast Cell Activation
• Three common causes that trigger your mast cells
If you have Lyme, be sure to subscribe to Mackay’s Lyme Ninja Radio here.
If you are struggling with chronic Lyme and have gotten stuck, reach out to see if Mast Cell Activation or Histamine Intolerance might be holding you back.