So, this past month has been the best month health-wise in a loooooong time! And…I give all the credit to the two medication changes I made in my treatment regimen 🙂 (And maybe it has something to do with my new job….hmmmm….I will have to think about that).
Increasing my Aspirin dose and adding in high doses of Vitamin C has made a BIG difference!!
We all know Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory. Some mast cell patients are able to tolerate aspirin and others are able to tolerate Ibuprofen (which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory). So far, I have had luck with Aspirin.
Aspirin has been helpful in controlling the symptoms from my high prostaglandin level. So, what are prostaglandins? Prostaglandins are a hormone-like substance that are produced by almost every type of cell in the body. They are made by a chemical reaction at the site where they are needed, and are found in almost every tissue and every organ. They have a number of functions including being a major player in the inflammatory process.
I had been on Aspirin 325mg twice daily for quite some time, but recently, due to such severe brain fog and bone pain, I decided to increase my Aspirin dose (within recommended guidelines from my specialist of course). I am now at 650mg of Aspirin twice daily. This has made a HUGE difference! Minimal to no brain fog this past month. Manageable bone pain as well. No feeling of “brain swelling/inflammation” (for lack of a better descriptive term).
I also added in high doses of Vitamin C. After doing some reading, I was reminded that Vitamin C can stabilize mast cells. I had a small supply of Vitamin C tablets in the cabinet, so took those for a few days and noticed I felt better overall and had a decrease in my symptoms. Now I am in the process of finding a high quality Vitamin C supplement. In the meantime, I decided to tap into my supply of Emergen-C. I started taking this twice daily. I noticed a HUGE difference in how I felt overall in just a day’s time!!
So, this is my new treatment regimen going forward! Such a relief to find something that helps relieve my symptoms and make them more manageable.
To all you Masties out there….what have you tried that has really given you relief from your symptoms? I’d love to hear what works for you!
Wishing You Well,