Connecting the Dots: Does Histamine Intolerance Contribute to Fibromyalgia – Health Rising

Connecting the Dots: Does Histamine Intolerance Contribute to Fibromyalgia - Health Rising

Two things happen to me that I find perplexing. But having pain daily and all over your body can drastically limit a person’s life. Muscle pain may arise due to injury or overexertion, infections of the soft tissues, or inflammatory conditions. Pridgen included 143 patients and lasted four months. Woman overcomes 17 years of fibromyalgia pain with raw food diet 5/22/2014 – There was a time when Stacy Stowers tried to fight her debilitating fibromyalgia and chronic pain with a daily combination of coffee, sleeping pills and alcohol. If a person goes too far into a hypercoagulative state they develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which can be broken up and lead to pulmonary embolisms (PE), a myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke. Fibromyalgia research has identified numerous physiological abnormalities that are present in most people with FM but so far none that can clearly be considered the cause.

When a germ gets into your body, you are supposed to produce cells and proteins called antibodies that attach to and kill that germ. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. She hated the “sick” role and did all she could to avoid it throughout the years. Perhaps autoimmune processes create compounds which act as irritants and activate the nociceptors chronically to the point where they become “permanently” sensitized and irritated. Of that, the genes take up slightly less than two inches. Stress creates: 1) physical symptoms, i.e. This moves your body into a state of survival.

EBV chronically infects about 95% of the adult population, with virus usually present in B cells in a latent stage. Loomis who along with Dr. It usually is differentiated from arthritis both rheumatoid and osteo, polymyalgia rheumatica, myopathy, hypothyroidism, disk herniation, and cardiac or pleural pain. “Two types of antiviral treatments against HSV are available: topical and oral. IACFS 2007). Delusions are thoughts that are fragmented, bizarre and have no basis in reality. Some may not even notice they have them, because they are so focused on all their other more troubling symptoms.

But exactly how that happens remains a mystery. In the central nervous system, histamine is broken down primarily by histamine N-methyltransferase (HMT). Reduced DAO activity in some people’s intestines can result in high histamine levels and a condition called Histamine Intolerance. can coexist in an individual, but the combination does not meet the case definition for chronic fatigue syndrome, which requires the exclusion of coexisting illnesses that could explain fatigue. Several major pharmaceutical companies have already expressed interest in IMC-1, and a new drug could be on the market within three years. Notice: How the two concepts, the first one I introduced, and this one, over lap. There is no known method of ridding EBV from the cells, and in cases when the body is having a hard time beating back the virus, it needs “help from the trenches”.

The idea of histamine intolerance was initially conceived in Germany in the 1980’s. There are many ways to catch EBV. Pridgen proposes to stop the viral reactivation and the central sensitization with antivirals; an approach that’s been tried before in chronic fatigue syndrome, but not in the way Pridgen’s doing it. Low levels of serotonin might lead to depression. The meta-analysis showed that oral antiviral therapy decreases the duration and the associated pain of an outbreak by merely one day. Chiropractic Care Research published in Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology reports neck trauma causing spinal, joint and muscular injuries increases the risk of developing fibromyalgia. The accuracy of their test has not been thoroughly validated, however, and is based on studies performed on rats.
Connecting the Dots: Does Histamine Intolerance Contribute to Fibromyalgia - Health Rising

Most experts agree that if one avoids foods that are high in histamine for a couple of weeks and the symptoms clear up, then it is likely that one has histamine intolerance. Effective treatment programs include education, a regular program of low-impact aerobic exercise, and physical therapy as needed. Cognitive therapy and group therapy are often helpful. I remember someone I deeply respect who suddenly made a proclamation on Facebook about women and Fibromyalgia. We won’t know if they are until further studies are done. Pridgen and his partner, molecular virologist, Carol Duffy will also attempt to develop a diagnostic test for fibromyalgia using cytokine arrays they believe will document high levels of  pro-inflammatory cytokines and low levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Not all people with Histamine Intolerance benefit from taking these supplements, however.

My particular food and drug sensitivities began at the onset of my health condition forty years ago. Brain scans of fibromyalgia patients have found abnormalities in pain processing centers. Diagnostic criteria for CFS includes memory and thinking issues, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, unexplained muscle pain, pain that moves without redness or swelling, headache, unrefreshing sleep, and extreme exhaustion lasting for over 24 hours. Humans are also very highly carnivorous. A true borrelial infestation should be terminated with the same prejudice that a provider would associate with severe syphilitic infections, a similar spirochetal organism which can ultimately cause brain and tissue damage if left untreated. It just took a while! Although there are some things that I can never consume without a reaction there are many that I can tolerate occasionally as my threshold is variable.

The discovery also provides new hope that specific treatments for these tumours will be developed that target the virus. Injection of substance P into the cerebrospinal fluid of healthy volunteers has been shown to give them diffuse body pain similar to that seen in fibromyalgia. In the early 90’s I underwent a year of electrodermal allergy treatments at the Tahoma Clinic, then several years later I did a year of Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) treatments, and more recently I tried Advanced Allergy Therapeutics. It explains the symptoms as well as the peculiar commonalities and histories amongst people with this illness. To diagnose, doctors look for moderate to severe pain on both sides of the body, above and below the waist, for at least three months. I wrote a post about this last fall and received two independent responses from persons that have SIBO and also Histamine Intolerance, a condition I had never heard of. Looking into this subject I quickly realized that the foods and drugs I react to are high in histamine and that I have inadvertently been on a low histamine diet for years as a way of managing it.

My naturopathic physician ordered a test to measure my DAO levels from Dunwoody Labs, the results of which are still pending as the lab is revamping its procedures. I had a phone consultation with Wendy Busse, (www.HistamineReducingDiet.com) a Canadian nutritionist who worked closely with Dr. Janice Joneja. Are there support groups for fibromyalgia? She was skeptical about the validity of the test performed by Dunwoody Labs, however, because histamine levels in the blood fluctuate a lot. Busse says that according to ScioTech, the DAO micropellets are only active when taken 15-30 minutes before eating. Re-test the vials, and they should show up negative.

My health has been on a gradual trajectory of improvement for the past seven years due and adding DAO supplements seems to have contributed to this trend. Then, not only do the antibodies attach to and kill the germ, they also attach to and kill your own cells that have the same surface membranes. As an experiment I discontinued taking them for 5 days and I did not feel as well. Exercise: Although exercise may be the last thing on your mind when you are in physical pain, it’s one of the best things you can do for treating fibromyalgia. Doctors Richard H. How this works is still a mystery to me but that it works is, as I said, a miracle. I think that histamine intolerance may play a role in sleep disturbances in persons with CFS & FMS because histamine is known to modulate sleep and histamine releasing neurons produce a wakefulness firing pattern.

The research on histamine intolerance and its connection with other health conditions is, however, preliminary at best. It’s possible, though, that it is a key player for many persons with CFS and FMS. An experimental trial on a low histamine diet and then taking DAO supplements before meals is a reasonable approach as it may yield improvements in one’s health.

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