I usually do my sets of heavy chest work (usually dumbell presses but sometimes bench press), then an extreme stretch on a flat or slightly inclined bench for as long as I can take it with some dumbells that are just a little heavier than what I would normally use for flyes, and then a few sets of high rep cables and or flyes from a few different angles (if I am using the cables I will set it to the top, middle, and bottom for one set each) to try to really pump the muscle as full of blood as possible once it is stretched out and damaged. It has really helped to give it a more rounded and prominant appearance to help balance out my much larger back/shoulders.
I have a primary immune deficiency. I also have Sjogrens and I had my thyroid removed a year and a half ago. The year before that I had major wrist surgery. Ever since the Thyroidectomy due to thyroid nodules, etc, I have been very sick with what seems to be mast cell. My doctor had suspected it for awhile. Since the TT, I have become totally disabled. I can’t even handle the very medications I need for my thyroid replacement. I can’t take T4. I break out in hives, eczema, everything. I am so sick. Totally disabled. I have thoughts of suicide due to this. I can’t imagine living like this. I am on T3 only. I can only take 60 mcg so I am hypothyroid. I am trying to get into a mast cell specialist, but honestly, I am so sick from all of the antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers. If anyone has any ideas, please be in touch. I am in a vicious cycle. I can’t take the very medications (thyroid meds) that could help stabilize my mast cell. Thyroid or lack thereof contributes to mast cell.
My almost 17yr old daughter has had terrible problems with headaches and sickness (labelled “migraines”) since puberty kicked in. We have eventually worked out that she is very sensitive to histamines and has a very low and limited diet as a result. She suffered hugely around the time of her period until we sought help from a naturopath who has prescribed P-Lift, Phyto Pro (to help detox) and Hemagencis Iron with 5-MTHF (all by Metagenics). These work wonders but the moment she strays off her diet or forgets her pills it all crashes in on her. She suffers from anxieties which also cause the same symptoms because of the histamines released following an attack. I have always suspected her gut health as she was put on antibiotics at birth (resulting in thrush etc) and was fascinated to read your mention of it. I wonder if please you can advise how we can get this tested and what we could do to rectify it if necessary.