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Re: Question about adrenal fatigue/histamine


Yes I went through the same thing. Think of Histamine Intolerance like a bucket. Once the bucket gets filled up it overflows. It sounds like your bucket is pretty full. What happens is that excess histamine causes inflammation, which aggravates mast cells. They then get so irritated that they start to get a hair trigger response. They will then attack anything they see as a threat, even food. These are the cells responsible for releasing histamine, and are also a major part of the immune system.

Start the diet asap. Also avoid perfumes, cleaning products, and strong fragrances as much as you can because these are all histamine liberators. The people on the mast cell forums recommend a combination of zantac and zyrtec (h1 and h2 blockers) but my body completely rejected them. Same thing with benedryl..i dont tolerate that either. It will take about 6 weeks for your levels to godown. Eat small amounts of food at a time and try to avoid stressing yourself out too much (I know, its really hard not to but you have to try). More tgan likely you have upset mast cells, but you can stabilize them. Make sure you're taking in plenty of salt too because salt is an antihistamine. Unfortunately there is no reliable test for histamine. The serum tests are inaccurate because levels flucuate. The only solid test is tryptase, but its really only reliable when mastocytosis is present. In the case of mast cell activation disorder tryptase is almost always normal. I fought long and hard to get my tryptase tested, as I suspected mastocytosis. My doc would not give it to me as he said its very rare. Finally I got it, tryptase was normal, and I was labeled a nutter. So I took matters into my own hands and went failsafe. It was the only thing that worked. Dont waste your money on tests.

After a couple weeks on the diet you'll feel so much better, if not sooner. I'm not going to tell you not to go to the doctor, its your choice, but in my own personal experience they never helped me and actually upset my system more with their "try this pill" methods.

Stick it out...I promise it gets better :)
 

 
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