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    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of, and finding treatments for, complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

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  1. T

    Mastic gum burns!!

    Realizing H.Pylori could have been the reason for most of my symptoms. I thought i’d give mastic gum a trial and started off with innocuous chewing tears. Not even the pills as my SIBO reacts to everything I ingest. Thankfully i went this route. Only problem is, it’s causing my stomach to...
  2. SWAlexander

    Dr. Lawrence B. Afrin, MD, Immunology and Allergy: Mast Cell 101

    This 1-hour lecture is a well spend time for everyone still searching for answers.
  3. R

    GERD exacerbating insomnia

    For the past several months I've seen a flare-up of insomnia, including great difficulty getting to sleep (sometimes not until the afternoon of the next day), irregular heartbeat, and nausea. Acidic foods, caffeine and spices all exacerbate it. It seemed to trigger after being placed on...
  4. Wolfcub

    GERD-like symptoms that go away after a proper meal

    Acid reflux and heartburn or GERD that goes away after a full meal (dinner)? ....GERD that eases when lying flat on my back to go to sleep -usually about 4 hours ater eating anything late evening? And not waking with any sore throat, nasal /sinus issues etc .....Which gets worse (REALLY bad)...