Posted by Naomi (18.104.22.168) on September 19, 2000 at 09:46:34:
In Reply to: tell me more posted by sonya banna on September 18, 2000 at 18:02:10:
Anti-histamines will not work. Anti-histamines (to my understanding) are designed to counteract the EFFECTS of the histamine (watering eyes, runny nose, etc.).
The way it was explained to me is that the body is overly sensitive to the histamine your body is producing. Keeping this in mind, it would be prudent to avoid situations where your body would produce histamine - molds, yeast, etc.
They put my husband on a very strict diet - no foods containg tryamine. Tryamine is not something you can find on a label - it is something that your food produces as it ages in effort to preserve itself. Travis (my husband)is restricted from alcohol, cheese, dried meats, nuts, and leftovers of any kind that are older than 1 day. The diet consists of FRESH foods. The older or more aged the food, the more likely it is to contain tryamine which causes your body to produce histamine.
Sonya, I am gathering as much info as I can and will be glad to share as I receive it. We are hoping for Travis to be home next week - I know the clinic gave him tons of info about diet, etc., that I will gladly share with everyone once he is home.
I hope this helps - feel free to email if you want to discuss further!
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