I am new here looking for a supportive community who understands Mast Cell disorders. I am 34 years old and my vague symptoms started 3 years ago with feeling heat intolerant (always hot/overheating), low grade fever, and weight gain. I thought it was related to hormones because I don’t have my period anymore and I have PCOS. Well after my aunts breast cancer spread to her brain in October, i was severely stressed out and my heat intolerance turned into sever flushing in my face and entire body that I thought was an allergy to a food. I went to see an allergist and he tested me for 24hr urine Histamines and that came out positive 8x the normal upper limit. Next he is testing for tryptase and a few other labs. I am in shock that this is happening to me and I need some support and survivor strength. Has anyone thought that their symptoms get worse with stress or depression? Has anyone switched their diet to vegan? Thanks, everyone!