Reacting to literally anything I ingest


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Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
@gregh286 you might look into the drugs for mast cell diseases, in addition to staying away from foods that set you off. Many of us have gotten a lot of help from drugs like cromlyn sodium, ketotifen, H2 antihistamines like pepsid or zantac, benadryl, monoleukast, and stronger meds like imatinib. And supplements like quercetin, Neuroprotek, and curcumin. And the other substances in Afrin's list.

You might also want to familiarize yourself with the 2 websites I posted above which have a lot of good info.

Another angle would be to do a stool test, like Viome that could point you toward foods to avoid (likely you already know about these...), Super foods to focus on, and a customized set of digestive supplement recommendations. Or a fecal transplant.
Or other stool tests that can identify parasites, and other bad actors.
Thanks @Learner1
Have angioedema since 1994 so well versed with it
Much like cfs never same 2 triggers or any shape or form of consistency. Ketotofen pretty much the best of.them but almost impossible to override the body.

Using immodium stops at source (gut) and is proactive oppsoed to reactive.
Thanks for all the information. I'm inclined to think that it could be MCAS as well only it seems that I don't have the classic symptoms of it ( flushing, rashes, itchiness ). Whatever is going on only seems to be affecting my cardiovascular system. The fact that this happens almost immediately after eating and that my vessels vasodilate suggest that it could be histamine or other chemicals that mast cells release. My only question would be why is it only effecting my arteries and vessels which puzzles me. I think mold could also be a trigger so I'll look into the mycotoxin test. Thanks.
Hi, this is very close to what I experience after eating. I get twitchy, brain fogged/lightheaded/dizzy, etc, and it happens within a few minutes if not seconds (long before hypoglycemica or postprandial hypotension typically kick in for most people). Bowel movements are the other significant trigger of symptoms, but the symptoms are usually more fatigue-heavy in such instances.

I've wondered if symppoms following food are related to stimulation of the vagus nerve via swallowing, or if it's a chewing-induced silent migraine or something. Does drinking water trigger anything for you?