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Help Please! Crazy Histamine Intolerance Since Starting Methylation Protocol

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by chilove, May 19, 2013.

  1. Crux

    Crux Senior Member

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    Hi Freddd;
    Yes, I read the paper, thanks for bringing it to us...excellent.
    I've tried adenosylcobalamin off and on for several years now. I first tried it unknowingly, when source naturals added it to its sublingual 'coenzyme' B complex. At that time, I still had alot of nerve inflammation. I found it to be irritating to my nerves, especially in the mouth. ( Before that, I gave some to my MIL, she returned it to me, describing it as, 'it makes my gums hurt'.)

    I've tried the source naturals brand, country life brand, and the anabol naturals brand. I've still had inflammation from them, but the anabol naturals brand was the least problematic. I may retry in the future.

    It doesn't make sense, when the studies show otherwise, but I can't deny my repeated negative results. They were too painful.

    OF course, things will change, but for now, the MeCbl and HyCbl is my best anti-inflammatory combo.

    I suspect that the B12 deficiency and folate trap may have been one of the causes of my auto-immune conditions.
  2. chilove

    chilove Senior Member

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    Very interesting. I'm taking "D-Hist" formula by Ortho Molecular Products and it has quercetin in it. I also take holy basil to help with histamine and inflammation. I will look into butterbur as well as increasing my methylation protocol.

    Thanks so much!

    Audrey
  3. chilove

    chilove Senior Member

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    After having and emergency appendectomy a week and a half ago, I stopped taking the LDN and it seems like my histamine symptoms have gone down a bit but its hard to tel sometimes... it may be too soon to tell. I think I may be sleeping better as well.

    Oh, I found out the hard way that probiotics make my histamine symptoms much worse. I made myself SOOOOO sick with them. Something about fermentation I guess....
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    chilove Senior Member

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    Hi Fred,

    I've had most of those symptoms at some point since starting the methylation merry go round. LOL. I'd say currently I most closely match the symptoms in Set 2 although I no longer have skin cracking or chelitis since switching to a new methylation cream that Dr Kendall Stewart makes. It doesnt even list the Mb12 or methylfolate dosages on it but I seem to do better on it because it's so simple and I don't get potassium issues on it like I did when trying to follow your protoctol (it was just too hard too follow and I couldn't stay on top of the potassium)

    The histamine symptoms are two types; immediate upon eating something that sets it off and then delayed.The immediate symptoms are belly pain and tightening that radiates into the chest, heart racing and anxiety. The delayed reactions are diarhea, flushing on and off night and day, severe night sweats, cloudy thinking, depression and irritibility.

    Thanks!

    Audrey
  5. chilove

    chilove Senior Member

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    Thanks! I'll check them out
  6. chilove

    chilove Senior Member

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    Hi Star,

    Thanks so much! When I take amino acids I get the same symptoms as when I eat animal protein or concentrated sources of plant protein. I get fatigue, fibromyalgia pain comes back with a vengeance, headaches, cloudy thinking, depression, irritibility, and I get lots of mucus production in my throat and if I persist with it I'll get a throat infection or cold/flu types symptoms. It's pretty bad. My body also reacts this way to all cooked food now, even whole food vegan options that would seem to be pretty benign. The only thing I can tolerate comfortably is raw fruits and veggies and also I got very deficient and was very underweight after 12 years of being all raw. I dealt with that by taking calcium bentonite clay, herbs, and maca. Since adding those in and starting the methylation protocol I've been able to put some weight and muscle back on even though I'm still only eating raw fruits and veggies.

    I do not know my CBS status.
  7. Star-Anise

    Star-Anise Senior Member

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    Hi there:)
    When I take amino acids I get the same symptoms as when I eat animal protein or concentrated sources of plant protein. I get fatigue, fibromyalgia pain comes back with a vengeance, headaches, cloudy thinking, depression, irritibility, and I get lots of mucus production in my throat and if I persist with it I'll get a throat infection or cold/flu types symptoms.
    Yes, I used to have a bunch of these symptoms too in response to protein. Read up on what Yasko talks about in regards to ammonia and protein digestion. I still do get some fatigue after eating meat. But generally I have gained strength in leaps and bounds. You need to figure out someway to tolerate protein. It is vital for rebuilding body composition. A had another thread re: my recent success with Yasko's CBS protocol. Perhaps you can get some information from here. http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/cbs-success.23257/page-2#post-356507
    I had to start really, really slow with the protein. Little bits make a big difference. It is likely that some of the fatigue that you are getting could be from compromised ability to break down the proteins. I had to take HCL for awhile, as well as digestive enzymes. My favorite one was:
    http://www.metagenics.com/mp/products/azeo-pangen
    But it also relies on a porcine pancreatic enzyme. They have extra strength & regular strength. It's a tablet, so it's really easy to break in half. At different stages in my recovery, I found I needed different dosages.
    It's pretty bad. My body also reacts this way to all cooked food now, even whole food vegan options that would seem to be pretty benign. The only thing I can tolerate comfortably is raw fruits and veggiesYes this exact thing happened to me. I wish I knew at the time that it was due to compromised digestive function arising likely out of brewing adrenal fatigue (which I now believe was a result of my chronic methylation issues).

    and also I got very deficient and was very underweight after 12 years of being all raw. I dealt with that by taking calcium bentonite clay, herbs, and maca (Yes Maca has been a friend to me in the recent past as well). It does help balance out endocrine dysfunction).

    Since adding those in and starting the methylation protocol I've been able to put some weight and muscle back on even though I'm still only eating raw fruits and veggies.Perhaps step one for you would be to try to introduce some steamed veggies. If you can't tolerate meat, then I would at least try to introduce some meat broths.See link below:
    http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/broth-is-beautiful
    In my experience broths are usually used in Chinese Medicine as well for those that have a weak constitution, which you have for sure.
    Another product that you may consider trying is something like this:
    http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/ButterCodLiverBlend/index.cfm
    They also have dairy free options if that is a sensitivity for you.

    I do not know my CBS status. This might be really useful to find out. I just ordered my 23andme test today. In the meantime, I would be highly suspicious of any role that this snp may be playing, and would experiment with ammonia clearing protocol as per Yasko, and my post above.

    Generally the best advice that I can give you is to try to avoid the whole hype that is surrounding the raw vegan community. They tout their diet as a "cure all," and in my case, it only led to further deterioration of my health. Yes, due to my compromised digestion as I ate simpler and simpler foods it appeared that I was getting better. But if I looked at the whole picture, I like you, was only suffering from more and more fatigue, and increased sensitivities. I actually started to get bloated as well from the raw veggies & fruit, and was considering breatharianism, lol! Ha, ha...

    Yes, some of these raw diets can be a little more gentle on your digestion system (possibly?) but for example I am sure that my additional fruit intake only added to my candida issues, and there are all kinds of stories about people developing increased dental problems from the acidity of fruit.

    Also in my experience, and you will find more info on Weston Price website (cited above) re: vegetarian versus non-vegetarian sources of meat, I have found things like nuts, lentils, and soy, as well as wheat gluten, and casein products which are mostly your vegetarian sources of protein to be far harder to digest and cause all kinds of other problems for me than meat. But start slow, as I said above. Experiment with well-prepared broths with clean ingredients, and perhaps a nice Cod liver oil as I suggested.

    All the best, Star :)
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    Hi Star,

    I would love to speak with you more about how exactly you were able to expand your food options. I've tried bone broths and they made me so sick and crazy, I gave them up after a few days.

    I can't even eat steamed veggies without a reaction. Last week I tried 5 steamed brussel sprouts, thats it, just 5 and the next morning woke up with pain and increased mucus. I have to work full time at a demanding job so I really cant just suffer through it. I'd love to correspond more via email if thats ok with you.

    Thanks so much!

    Audrey
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    Hi Audrey,

    Set 2 contains that set of symptoms having to do with folate insufficiency typically. Folate insufficiency appears to increase histamine and it's reactions.
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    chilove Senior Member

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    Thanks Fredd, I'll try upping the methyl folate.
  11. chilove

    chilove Senior Member

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    Interesting.. are you getting anything beneficial from the cetaphil lotion or could I substitute something like coconut oil do you think?

    Thanks!
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    camas Senior Member

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    The cetaphil really just serves as a base to mix the nasalcrom into. I don't know of any reason you couldn't mix the nasalcrom into coconut oil if that's your regular moisturizer. I find that it works pretty good to cool down my burning/itchy skin when I don't feel like taking more zyrtec.

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