Excess histamine mimics anorexia
In the past I have alluded to my anorexic-like phase, when I was only “able” to eat four or five foods. My weight plummeted to 52kg or so, on a 1.78m frame (114.5lbs, 5ft 10). Honestly, it wasn’t my first brush with the A word. When I was 14, a photo in our biology textbook made the rounds in class. No, not that kind of picture! It was of a group of students of all nationalities standing together. People were scribbling classmates names on top of the kids in the photo. Eventually when the book made it to my desk, I wanly smiled back at everyone when I noticed the stick figure someone had drawn between two people, naming it “Yasmina”. I can’t begin to tell you all the jokes, all the worried enquiries, all the anorexia pamphlets pressed into my hand, from about the age of 13. The truth was, I wasn’t hungry. And when I was eating, it just didn’t seem to stick to me, except in my basketball-like stomach. I looked like a UNICEF poster child for many years because of it. But honestly, at this point in life I had bigger fish to fry, like the hives all over my body, the dizziness, the intense trembling and anxiety (for no logical reason), the severe insomnia, migraines, nausea and vomiting (which didn’t help with the whole anorexia perception thing).
Please don’t forget antihistamine, pain killing foods can still hurt us, so please always check with your doctor before adding new foods to your diet.———————–REFERENCES——————-  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11641114  http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v29/n12/full/0803036a.html  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19907926  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07315724.1996.10718592?journalCode=uacn20%22%20%5Cl%20%22preview