Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Park City, Ut, USA
I may have found the answer to Chemical Sensitivities!
yah I noticed that I had all these symptoms, asthma like, I have allergies, then I started having panic attacks, never felt all that well. Well anyways, I basically went nuts, like Larry Hacker from a previous thread, yes even I slept outside in the my dad's car. Anyways, the problem consists of this, which has taken me about a year or two to come upon, histamine cause adrenaline to rise to abnormal levels, this can cause rapid heart rate, compulsive behavior, depression, tight chest panic attacks, and oddly enough can indirectly cause your libido(Sex drive) be in access of the norm, which is actually caused by histamine also increasing the level of NO2 in your blood, which will give that effect, and from what I also read can cause the oxidation and death of brain cells. So anyways I started taking Allegra D, an antihistamine, and I truely must say I went back to normal, I slept well, no more panic attacks, better mood, less compulsive behavior, and on top of it all, man I could breathe so incredibly well, which truely is a beautiful thing from someone that used to suffer from asthma, and then Chemical Sensitivity problems, I probably spent half the next day randomly taking in huge deep breaths just cause I could, it was great. so anyways ive been on allegra D now, but I went in to a building 3 days after and I must have been really allergic to whatever was in the air cause my symptoms started coming back and I could feel the adrenaline rising in my body, and sure enough it did, Im still recovering from it, it sucked bad. So anyways, avoidance is the key and the best cure, but antihistamines can help alot. I dont even know if they have come to attribute to what happens with chemical sensitivities, it seems like my doctors had no idea about it, Cant wait to talk to them and let them know what I have found, they will probably still think that im still a little insane, cause I was, Ill admit that. Anyways I really hope this helps everyone out, and if you dont wanna buy an expensive antihistamine and have to go to the doctor because you are skeptical about what I am telling you then you can find an herbal antihistamine, like Quercetin, I cant think of any others right now, but that one should help, its what I tried right before the allegra D and it helped. You should notice the effects in maybe 3 hours, or possibly the next day or two if you cant really tell how and what your feel at times, Im pretty good at reading what I feel if you havent noticed. If you get a little tired when you first take the antihistamine, its not the drug causing it, unless its an older antihistamine, cause the new and herbal antihistamines dont cross the blood brain barrier, which would cause drowsiness, but you might get tired because when youre histamine receptors become blocked by the antihistamine your adrenaline levels will begin to decline, and your body will have to adjust to that change. Coming off high levels of adrenaline can make you tired because the adrenaline puts your body in to a stimulated mode and makes it more responsive, which is really hard and draining on your metabolic system if the high adrenal levels are sustained for to long and can exhaust your adrenal glands. You may also want to see if a certain chemical or food is causeing your problems, you can be tested for it. Sulfer was the one that the person I stated before had a problem digesting which would cause his/her problems 3 days later from ingestion/consumption of the food containing sulfur... such as tomato sauce. Anyways to sum it all up, if you didnt understand everything that happens, a certain chemical, or food, can cause your Histamine levels to rise, which cause your adrenaline and NO2 levels to rise, which cau;se the Chemical Sensitivity symptoms cascade. Anywas I really hope this helps all of you out and helps spread the word so that maybe doctors and companies can start realizing what is happening and stop using so many chemicals in clothing and furniture and computers, yes thats right, computers, they use flame retardants in them, wood, and many more I would assume. Also one more thing, if your water is treated with Flouride, you should stop drinking it and find a product that doesnt use flouride to treat their water, flouride can cause histamine levels to increase "7-8 fold".
I truely have given praise and thanks to Jehovah since finding out this information and I hope it helps all of you also in knowing what is going on with you.
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