In my studies over the last few days I have learned a lot more about histaminosis. After learning about mastocytosis at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPo0r37wEc&feature=related and from information at the forum, I am starting to understand it better. It does seem that the mast cells would be more likely to get out of control in our tissue if there is a connective tissue disorder. So that makes sense a little.
It also seems that the high histamine levels somehow trigger the tachycardia and other POTS or dysautonomia symptoms. It even seems that the histamines may be released by heat. If so, that would explain why the heat makes me so sick.
I’m trying to cut back on histamine producing foods and high histamine foods adn I’m keeping a food diary. Keeping the diary is really helping me to recognize my symptoms more. I would not have said nausea is a regular occurrence but now that I’m keeping the diary I put nausea down after almost every meal. It lasts for a short period of time after eating. Headaches come and go too – a LOT more than I thought until I had to write it down.
Here’s another very good site to learn more about it: http://www.histrelief.com/4/FAQ.html
Any further insights are very welcome.