Jul 11, 2013
In a recent question you talked about stomach bloating. I have been diagnosed with Histamine Intolerance, it masquerades as many symptoms many of us have: brain fog, allergies, stomach bloating, loose stools, and many more. An allergy test helped identify it when the "welt" of histamine blew up but the other skin pricks didn't...and I thought I was allergic to everything. Histamine Intolerance (HIT) almost exclusively presents in those with other intolerances (lIke lactose, which i have) and where lactose intolerance is from a lack of lactase HIT is from a lack of Diamine Oxidase (DAO) which can now be bought as a supplement. I am taking one pill before each meal, the effects on my bowels, mood, stomach bloat and more are a marvel. There is lots online you can find on HIT by Googling, but sadly most research is in Europe not US. I consulted with a wonderful specialist from Vancouver. Sadly there is no cure and as in avoiding lactose I now avoid all high histamine foods (anything good: red wine, chocolate, aged meats and cheeses, chapagne, strawberries among many others) and it helps a lot. I suggest a lot more research here on us HIVers but try the pills!
Response from Mr. Vergel
Thanks for adding this new piece of information. I learned a lot after googling histamine intolerance. Avoiding products derived from fermentation and H1 - H2 antagonists seem to be the way to manage.
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