Dr. Diana, have you read Dr. Theoharides research into hydroxyzine (Atarax) on his “mast cell master” website?
My best, SweetFeather
Hi SweetFeather, I don’t think I saw it before, but I DO know that hydroxyzine is LOVED by mast cell patients. I should probably do a video on it. I you had a positive response to any of the H1/H2 antagonists, you will likely love hydroxyzine.
BTW, I see that your son is on Nasalcrom, but not Cromolyn (systemic dosing)? That may make a huge difference, too. My orthostatic intolerance improved dramatically, and my son started to gain a little weight after he got on it. Nasalcrom is the same stuff, but only goes to the sinuses. We need Cromolyn (or Ketotifen) all over our bodies! Will you check into it, and be sure to watch the video about how to have it made inexpensively (“Cromolyn costs HOW MUCH?).
Isn’t it great to have pills to help us out? Please keep us posted, but you are absolutely correct. I don’t think I’ve spoken to any mast cell patients — mediator (-) or not, who didn’t do well on hydroxyzine. Keep us posted? 🙂 Diana