Who knew?Posted: January 30, 2013
I started adding lemon to my water recently. It really seamed to help me wake up and feel great. For about three days. Then I started to experience some symptoms that I have had for years but have now worsened. Headaches, tiredness, crankiness, watering eyes, running irritated nose (I have to put coconut oil inside my nostrils all the time because they are so dry and hurt so bad), heart fluttery things (I know there are names for this, but I call it fluttery things. It actually feels like it stops and then beats hard. scary.), faint feelings, panic attacks (though, way less now), painful periods, and my constant friend, “irritable bowel syndrome” (That is what I was diagnosed with because doctors don’t know what else to tell me). I really had no clue what to do, because here I am doing everything I possibly can to be as healthy as I have ever been and these things still happen.
Today, after happening upon an article, and then doing some online research, I am 100% sure that I am histamine intolerant.
First of all, WHERE THE FUCK HAS THIS INFO BEEN?
And third, WHAT THE FUCK?
And just let me stop you right now, because I know what you are thinking. No, I don’t need to pay a doctor to do worthless tests to prove me right. And I am not a hypochondriac. I have complained of these symptoms for YEARS and I have asked doctors in the past, and they never know anything helpful to tell me. And I can understand that, because at first glance, the symptoms do not seem to even belong together, let alone have to do with food. And if I can fix this on my own, then AWESOMENESS right??!
Why did I think I would get away with a complete lifestyle change and be happy and healthy forever The End?
Oh, and do you want to hear the best part? ALL of the foods that are a STAPLE in my diet that I FINALLY got used to and happy with are high in histamine. Not even kidding. Lemons are one of the triggers. This explains the symptoms being worse lately. So, step #1 = goodbye lemon water.
But, It is not all bad, if I can feel better.
I am grateful that I am a person who handles big changes like this easily.
I am grateful for the motivation to learn about this and share it. Apparently not many people have to deal with this or KNOW they have it.
I am excited to be able to finally, hopefully put a stop to all of these symptoms. You have no idea how excited I am to see if this works.
I am starting now. I will be eliminating all of the triggers for a few weeks and then I will add some of the food with a lower level of histamine back in and see what happens. Because this girl will be needing some chocolate….just sayin’.
I will be continuing to learn about this and I am happy to be able to incorporate this into my Wellness Coach training. As I learn more and find more nuggets of truth I will share them here and on my Facebook page.
The recipes and information I will be adding here will include these changes and I will keep you updated on my journey.