I just found something that may or may not help you. It has certainly helped me.
Correct me if I am misstating any of this information…
Apparently with some forms of amine allergies, it can cause an absorption problem in the body – particularly with Zinc and B-Vitamins. The lack of these vitamins causes a more severe reaction to amines. It seems to be a nasty cycle of making things worse.
- Real Failsafe Meals blogger’s daughter has, “food intolerances (to salicylates and amines), and found they are caused by a condition called Pyroluria. In very basic terms, pyroles (a by-product of haemoglobin production) grab hold of B6 and Zinc and take them out of the body via the urine. This leads to massive deficiencies of zinc and B6… and on the opposite end of the scale, toxic levels of copper (copper and zinc work against each other). Check the FAQs documents [of this Facebook page for Pyroluria information].”
Upon reading several key forums, experiences, and blogs, I decided to use myself as a Guinea pig. I have been taking Zinc (zinc and calcium, mixed) and B-Vitamins for three weeks now, daily. I am only taking one per day of both the Super B-Complex and the Zinc/Calcium blend. They are meant as daily multi-vitamins, so I do not have much fear of overdoing it.
WARNING: More then 50 MG of Zinc can be lethal. See your doctor before taking over 50MG of Zinc (thanks for the heads up, Allergic Vegetarian!).
In Nature Made Zinc/Calcium Tablets:
- Vitamin D3: 200 I.U. (50% Daily Value)
- Calcium 333 mg (33% Daily Value)
- Magnesium 133 mg (33% Daily Value)
- Zinc 5 mg (33% Daily Value)In Nature Made Super B-Complex Tablets:
- Vitamin C 150 mg (250% Daily Value)
- Thiamin 100 mg (6667% Daily Value)
- Riboflavin 20 mg (1176% Daily Value)
- Niacin 25 mg (125% Daily Value)
- Vitamin B6 2mg (100% Daily Value)
- Folic Acid 400 mcg (100% Daily Value)
- Vitamin B12 15 mcg (250% Daily Value)
- Biotin 30 mcg (10% Daily Value)
- Pantothenic Acid 5.5 mg (55% Daily Value)
For the last four days, I have been in the moderate amines, eating things like Mexican rice (cooked with tomato paste), hot sauces, avocado, catsup, soy sauce, wild mushroom ragout, miso soup, a couple fingers of scotch, and an entire jar of marinara.
The last time I ate a bowl of marinara and pasta, I was so exploded that by the time I finished eating, my amine allergy had already caused my knee to swell. Within an hour, I could barely walk. Stairs were impossible.
This time, I’ve been eating amines all over, and though my joints are a little stiff, that’s all they are. Just a little stiff. I am positively amazed. I know there are tests you can take to measure your zinc or B-vitamin levels, and perhaps that is what I’ll do next. But while I’m onto this hunch, I feel it necessary to pass this gem along to you. I don’t know if it will work for you, but it’s certainly worth trying. Good luck, and let me know your results if you try it!