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  • #16
    Oh, and I'm also on Prilosec...have had heartburn since kindergarten. My bladder pain starts about two hours after taking it-I'm going to start taking it later in the day.

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    • #17
      I know this thread is really old but I still thought I would add my experience in case it helps someone. I was having "unexplained" flares until I started to read about histamines and IC. I am finding that I am definitely sensitive to histamine and when my body releases it it can cause a nasty IC flare. To help I am taking Nettles, Oil of Oregano, and I Neti Pot regularly. I also find that I can't tolerate most of the histamine heavy foods. Any cheese and yogurt, which are fermented foods, I can't have. I also don't do well with spinach and fish. I stopped eating bread with yeast and I think that's helping too. It's super frustrating and hard because for those of us who are diet sensitive our diets are already so strick and it was very overwhelming for me to make this discovery and have to cut out even MORE foods. Once I did it though, and I started feeling better, it was of course all worth it! So if you seem to be having unexplained flares and are not sure what could be causing it please take a look at histamine. Try taking some anti-histamines whether it be supplements or drugs(I only recommend the natural stuff) and try cutting out all the histamine foods that are on the link shared on this thread.
      Symptoms began at age 19.
      Diagnosed at age 27.

      My symptoms include pressure, frequency, painful urgency, burning, and low back pain.

      I also have IBS, Candida, and Adrenal Fatigue.

      I am very diet sensitive. I've known about my IC for over two years now and I'm still trying to figure out what I can and cannot eat.

      Having IC can be devastating. It has given me depression, hopelessness, and anxiety that can make every day tasks daunting. My supportive husband, prayer, and my faith in God keep me going each day

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      • #18
        supplement to deal with it

        I don't think I have a histamine problem, but there is this supplement called Histame that is not an anti-histamine but the enzyme that deals with food histamines. People who get that roserea (sp?) that causes redness in the face take it when they eat fermented cheeses, champagnes, fish, etc. and they claim it helps them. Maybe it would help some people with IC who react to histamines in foods. I don''t know, but worth a try. Unfortunately it is a little on the pricey side. If you try it let us know! There is a website for it. Perhaps there are other brands. Not sure.
        I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.

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        • #19
          Re: Histamine Intolerence?

          Lindee, if your bladder get a bad reaction from spinach than you should google oxalate. Oxalate and histamine seem to bother people with IC.

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          • #20
            Re: supplement to deal with it

            Hi purpleviolet, the enzymes that you mention is call DAOSIN,and it's sold by Swanson.I used it,and it seem to help me with my histamine problem.I took this enzymes with foods, and prelief,because it's also contain vitamin C. So far the vitamin C din't bother my bladder.I just found out that calcium citrate bind with oxalate and magnesium bind with histamine.Now I know why prelief work with most Icers.As you know that prelief contain calcium and magnesium.

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            • #21
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              Lindee, have ever tried baking soda for heartburn?.I read that lots of people swear by how fast it work,plus it might also help your IC.

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              • #22
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                Quercetin is supposed to help with histamine levels and immune responses. I've been taking it for a few years now and have been in remission with my PBS/IC. I'm wondering if anyone else beside me have seen a difference in their allergy symptoms while taking Quercetin? I still have some of the allergic rhinitis but my bladder has been non symptomatic now for a long time and I don't seem to have the same allergic reactions to certain foods that I used to.

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                • #23
                  Re: Histamine Intolerence?

                  I'm revisiting this thread because I'm doing more research on histamines in food for other reasons in addition to IC. I've learned it's not just the food but how old some foods are like meat and fish and how those items have been packaged or stored as leftovers. Even browning meat increases amines. Worth researching if you think histamines are your problem. I went to an allergist and dairy tested negative but certain cheeses will clog my ears. I think it's histamines. Maybe affecting IC that way too. I didn't think so before but I'm learning more. My genetics point to a histamine problem, but there are more histamine receptors than h1 and h2 and there are several genes in your body that may control what your body does with histamine and where it reacts. Hope this gives some info for you to research. Thanks to all for comments.
                  I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Histamine Intolerence?

                    I try to eat foods that are as close to natural as possible, if they have more than 3 products I don't eat them.

                    My kids were diagnosed lacking the enzyme to to digest Amine's and followed a low Amine diet all their childhood, this made a huge difference to my daughter's Asthma she was able to go off all medications as long as she follows the diet, and really helped with emotional problems.

                    The Doc that diagnosed this said mainstream doc's don't believe in it, I think more do now.
                    This Doc claimed following a low amine diet treated asthma, ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, bed wetting, it was a life saver for my daughter.

                    I have never thought about how we keep food after it is coked, I will have to look into that.

                    If you find anything else about this topic I would interested to hear about it.

                    Good luck Mothergoose
                    My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Histamine Intolerence?

                      Mothergoose - From what I have learned there are several genes that control how histamine is handled in the body. One of the genes controls the DAO enzyme which I think breaks histamine down in the digestive track. There are OTC supplements which supply this enzyme and you can research. Of course, with a serious issue like this, need to consult with your doctor. I'm not sure what is driving my arthritis. May have nothing to do with histamines, but I'm suspicious of their contribution. Good luck in your research!
                      I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.

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