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    Leonhart got a reaction from CHfather in Low Histamine diet worked for me!   
    Histamine Restricted Diet "the list"
    Allowed/Restricted Foods
    This diet excludes all:
    foods with naturally high levels of histamine fermented food artificial food coloring, especially tartrazine Benzoates including food sources of benzoates, benzoic acid and sodium benzoate Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydoxytoluene (BHT)  
    Milk and Dairy
     
    Foods Allowed
    Plain milk Ricotta cheese  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared dairy products made with restricted ingredients All cheese All yogurt Buttermilk  
    Breads and Cereals
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain grains Plain oats and oatmeal Plain cream of wheat Puffed rice and wheat  
    Foods Restricted
    Anise Artificial colors Artificial flavors Bleached flour Cheese Chocolate Cinnamon Cloves Cocoa Margarine Preservatives Restricted fruits Some jams, jellies Any food made with or cooked in oils with hydrolyzed lecithin, BHA, BHT Commercial pie, pastry, and fillings Baking mixes Dry dessert mixes  
     
    Vegetables
     
    Foods Allowed
    All pure fresh and frozen vegetables and juices except those listed  
     
    Foods Restricted
     
    Pumpkin Sauerkraut Spinach Tomato and all tomato products All vegetables prepared with restricted ingredients  
    Fruits
     
    Foods Allowed
    Fruits Apple Banana Cantaloupe (rock melon) Figs Grapefruit Grapes Honeydew Kiwi Lemon Lime Mango Pear Rhubarb Watermelon Fruit dishes made with allowed ingredients Foods Restricted
    Apricot Cherry Cranberry Currant Date Loganberry Nectarine Orange Papaya (pawpaw) Peach Pineapple Prunes Plums Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Fruit dishes, jams, juices made with restricted ingredients  
     
    Meat, poultry and fish
     
    Foods Allowed
     All pure, freshly cooked meat or poultry  
    Foods Restricted
    All fish and shellfish All processed meats All leftover cooked meats  
     
    Eggs
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain, cooked egg  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared with restricted ingredients Raw egg white (as in some eggnog, hollandaise sauce, milkshake)  
    Legumes
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain legumes except those listed Pure peanut butter  
    Foods Restricted
    Soy beans Red beans  
    Nuts and seeds
     
    Foods allowed
    All plain nuts and seeds Foods restricted
    All with restricted ingredients  
    Fats and oils 
     
    Foods allowed
    Pure butter Pure vegetable oil Homemade salad dressings with allowed ingredients Lard and meat drippings Homemade gravies   
     
    Foods restricted
    All fats and oils with color and/or preservatives Hydrolyzed lecithin Margarine Prepared salad dressings with restricted ingredients Prepared gravies  
    Spices and Herbs
     
    Foods allowed
    All fresh, frozen or dried herbs and spices except those listed  
    Foods restricted
    Anise Cinnamon Cloves Curry powder Hot paprika Nutmeg Seasoning packets with restricted ingredients Foods labeled “with spices† 
    Sweeteners  
     
    Foods allowed
    Sugar Honey Molasses Maple syrup Corn syrup Icing sugar Pure jams, jellies, marmalades, conserves made with allowed ingredients Plain artificial sweeteners Homemade sweets with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored syrups Prepared dessert fillings Prepared icings, frostings Spreads with restricted ingredients Cake decorations Confectionary Commercial candies  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Food allowed
    Baking powder Baking soda Cream of tartar Plain gelatin Homemade relishes with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    All chocolate and cocoa Flavored gelatin Mincemeat Prepared relishes and olives Soy sauce Miso Commercial ketchup Gherkin pickles Most commercial salad dressing  
    Beverages
     
    Food allowed
    Plain milk Pure juices of allowed fruits and vegetables Plain and carbonated mineral water Coffee Alcohol: plain vodka, gin, white rum  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored milks Fruit juices and cocktails made with restricted ingredients All other carbonated drinks All tea All drinks with “flavor†or “spices†Beer Wine Cider All other alcoholic beverages
  2. Like
    Leonhart got a reaction from CHfather in Low Histamine diet worked for me!   
    Histamine Restricted Diet "the list"
    Allowed/Restricted Foods
    This diet excludes all:
    foods with naturally high levels of histamine fermented food artificial food coloring, especially tartrazine Benzoates including food sources of benzoates, benzoic acid and sodium benzoate Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydoxytoluene (BHT)  
    Milk and Dairy
     
    Foods Allowed
    Plain milk Ricotta cheese  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared dairy products made with restricted ingredients All cheese All yogurt Buttermilk  
    Breads and Cereals
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain grains Plain oats and oatmeal Plain cream of wheat Puffed rice and wheat  
    Foods Restricted
    Anise Artificial colors Artificial flavors Bleached flour Cheese Chocolate Cinnamon Cloves Cocoa Margarine Preservatives Restricted fruits Some jams, jellies Any food made with or cooked in oils with hydrolyzed lecithin, BHA, BHT Commercial pie, pastry, and fillings Baking mixes Dry dessert mixes  
     
    Vegetables
     
    Foods Allowed
    All pure fresh and frozen vegetables and juices except those listed  
     
    Foods Restricted
     
    Pumpkin Sauerkraut Spinach Tomato and all tomato products All vegetables prepared with restricted ingredients  
    Fruits
     
    Foods Allowed
    Fruits Apple Banana Cantaloupe (rock melon) Figs Grapefruit Grapes Honeydew Kiwi Lemon Lime Mango Pear Rhubarb Watermelon Fruit dishes made with allowed ingredients Foods Restricted
    Apricot Cherry Cranberry Currant Date Loganberry Nectarine Orange Papaya (pawpaw) Peach Pineapple Prunes Plums Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Fruit dishes, jams, juices made with restricted ingredients  
     
    Meat, poultry and fish
     
    Foods Allowed
     All pure, freshly cooked meat or poultry  
    Foods Restricted
    All fish and shellfish All processed meats All leftover cooked meats  
     
    Eggs
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain, cooked egg  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared with restricted ingredients Raw egg white (as in some eggnog, hollandaise sauce, milkshake)  
    Legumes
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain legumes except those listed Pure peanut butter  
    Foods Restricted
    Soy beans Red beans  
    Nuts and seeds
     
    Foods allowed
    All plain nuts and seeds Foods restricted
    All with restricted ingredients  
    Fats and oils 
     
    Foods allowed
    Pure butter Pure vegetable oil Homemade salad dressings with allowed ingredients Lard and meat drippings Homemade gravies   
     
    Foods restricted
    All fats and oils with color and/or preservatives Hydrolyzed lecithin Margarine Prepared salad dressings with restricted ingredients Prepared gravies  
    Spices and Herbs
     
    Foods allowed
    All fresh, frozen or dried herbs and spices except those listed  
    Foods restricted
    Anise Cinnamon Cloves Curry powder Hot paprika Nutmeg Seasoning packets with restricted ingredients Foods labeled “with spices† 
    Sweeteners  
     
    Foods allowed
    Sugar Honey Molasses Maple syrup Corn syrup Icing sugar Pure jams, jellies, marmalades, conserves made with allowed ingredients Plain artificial sweeteners Homemade sweets with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored syrups Prepared dessert fillings Prepared icings, frostings Spreads with restricted ingredients Cake decorations Confectionary Commercial candies  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Food allowed
    Baking powder Baking soda Cream of tartar Plain gelatin Homemade relishes with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    All chocolate and cocoa Flavored gelatin Mincemeat Prepared relishes and olives Soy sauce Miso Commercial ketchup Gherkin pickles Most commercial salad dressing  
    Beverages
     
    Food allowed
    Plain milk Pure juices of allowed fruits and vegetables Plain and carbonated mineral water Coffee Alcohol: plain vodka, gin, white rum  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored milks Fruit juices and cocktails made with restricted ingredients All other carbonated drinks All tea All drinks with “flavor†or “spices†Beer Wine Cider All other alcoholic beverages
  3. Like
    Leonhart got a reaction from CHfather in Low Histamine diet worked for me!   
    Histamine Restricted Diet "the list"
    Allowed/Restricted Foods
    This diet excludes all:
    foods with naturally high levels of histamine fermented food artificial food coloring, especially tartrazine Benzoates including food sources of benzoates, benzoic acid and sodium benzoate Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydoxytoluene (BHT)  
    Milk and Dairy
     
    Foods Allowed
    Plain milk Ricotta cheese  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared dairy products made with restricted ingredients All cheese All yogurt Buttermilk  
    Breads and Cereals
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain grains Plain oats and oatmeal Plain cream of wheat Puffed rice and wheat  
    Foods Restricted
    Anise Artificial colors Artificial flavors Bleached flour Cheese Chocolate Cinnamon Cloves Cocoa Margarine Preservatives Restricted fruits Some jams, jellies Any food made with or cooked in oils with hydrolyzed lecithin, BHA, BHT Commercial pie, pastry, and fillings Baking mixes Dry dessert mixes  
     
    Vegetables
     
    Foods Allowed
    All pure fresh and frozen vegetables and juices except those listed  
     
    Foods Restricted
     
    Pumpkin Sauerkraut Spinach Tomato and all tomato products All vegetables prepared with restricted ingredients  
    Fruits
     
    Foods Allowed
    Fruits Apple Banana Cantaloupe (rock melon) Figs Grapefruit Grapes Honeydew Kiwi Lemon Lime Mango Pear Rhubarb Watermelon Fruit dishes made with allowed ingredients Foods Restricted
    Apricot Cherry Cranberry Currant Date Loganberry Nectarine Orange Papaya (pawpaw) Peach Pineapple Prunes Plums Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Fruit dishes, jams, juices made with restricted ingredients  
     
    Meat, poultry and fish
     
    Foods Allowed
     All pure, freshly cooked meat or poultry  
    Foods Restricted
    All fish and shellfish All processed meats All leftover cooked meats  
     
    Eggs
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain, cooked egg  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared with restricted ingredients Raw egg white (as in some eggnog, hollandaise sauce, milkshake)  
    Legumes
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain legumes except those listed Pure peanut butter  
    Foods Restricted
    Soy beans Red beans  
    Nuts and seeds
     
    Foods allowed
    All plain nuts and seeds Foods restricted
    All with restricted ingredients  
    Fats and oils 
     
    Foods allowed
    Pure butter Pure vegetable oil Homemade salad dressings with allowed ingredients Lard and meat drippings Homemade gravies   
     
    Foods restricted
    All fats and oils with color and/or preservatives Hydrolyzed lecithin Margarine Prepared salad dressings with restricted ingredients Prepared gravies  
    Spices and Herbs
     
    Foods allowed
    All fresh, frozen or dried herbs and spices except those listed  
    Foods restricted
    Anise Cinnamon Cloves Curry powder Hot paprika Nutmeg Seasoning packets with restricted ingredients Foods labeled “with spices† 
    Sweeteners  
     
    Foods allowed
    Sugar Honey Molasses Maple syrup Corn syrup Icing sugar Pure jams, jellies, marmalades, conserves made with allowed ingredients Plain artificial sweeteners Homemade sweets with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored syrups Prepared dessert fillings Prepared icings, frostings Spreads with restricted ingredients Cake decorations Confectionary Commercial candies  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Food allowed
    Baking powder Baking soda Cream of tartar Plain gelatin Homemade relishes with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    All chocolate and cocoa Flavored gelatin Mincemeat Prepared relishes and olives Soy sauce Miso Commercial ketchup Gherkin pickles Most commercial salad dressing  
    Beverages
     
    Food allowed
    Plain milk Pure juices of allowed fruits and vegetables Plain and carbonated mineral water Coffee Alcohol: plain vodka, gin, white rum  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored milks Fruit juices and cocktails made with restricted ingredients All other carbonated drinks All tea All drinks with “flavor†or “spices†Beer Wine Cider All other alcoholic beverages
  4. Like
    Leonhart got a reaction from CHfather in Low Histamine diet worked for me!   
    Histamine Restricted Diet "the list"
    Allowed/Restricted Foods
    This diet excludes all:
    foods with naturally high levels of histamine fermented food artificial food coloring, especially tartrazine Benzoates including food sources of benzoates, benzoic acid and sodium benzoate Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydoxytoluene (BHT)  
    Milk and Dairy
     
    Foods Allowed
    Plain milk Ricotta cheese  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared dairy products made with restricted ingredients All cheese All yogurt Buttermilk  
    Breads and Cereals
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain grains Plain oats and oatmeal Plain cream of wheat Puffed rice and wheat  
    Foods Restricted
    Anise Artificial colors Artificial flavors Bleached flour Cheese Chocolate Cinnamon Cloves Cocoa Margarine Preservatives Restricted fruits Some jams, jellies Any food made with or cooked in oils with hydrolyzed lecithin, BHA, BHT Commercial pie, pastry, and fillings Baking mixes Dry dessert mixes  
     
    Vegetables
     
    Foods Allowed
    All pure fresh and frozen vegetables and juices except those listed  
     
    Foods Restricted
     
    Pumpkin Sauerkraut Spinach Tomato and all tomato products All vegetables prepared with restricted ingredients  
    Fruits
     
    Foods Allowed
    Fruits Apple Banana Cantaloupe (rock melon) Figs Grapefruit Grapes Honeydew Kiwi Lemon Lime Mango Pear Rhubarb Watermelon Fruit dishes made with allowed ingredients Foods Restricted
    Apricot Cherry Cranberry Currant Date Loganberry Nectarine Orange Papaya (pawpaw) Peach Pineapple Prunes Plums Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Fruit dishes, jams, juices made with restricted ingredients  
     
    Meat, poultry and fish
     
    Foods Allowed
     All pure, freshly cooked meat or poultry  
    Foods Restricted
    All fish and shellfish All processed meats All leftover cooked meats  
     
    Eggs
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain, cooked egg  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared with restricted ingredients Raw egg white (as in some eggnog, hollandaise sauce, milkshake)  
    Legumes
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain legumes except those listed Pure peanut butter  
    Foods Restricted
    Soy beans Red beans  
    Nuts and seeds
     
    Foods allowed
    All plain nuts and seeds Foods restricted
    All with restricted ingredients  
    Fats and oils 
     
    Foods allowed
    Pure butter Pure vegetable oil Homemade salad dressings with allowed ingredients Lard and meat drippings Homemade gravies   
     
    Foods restricted
    All fats and oils with color and/or preservatives Hydrolyzed lecithin Margarine Prepared salad dressings with restricted ingredients Prepared gravies  
    Spices and Herbs
     
    Foods allowed
    All fresh, frozen or dried herbs and spices except those listed  
    Foods restricted
    Anise Cinnamon Cloves Curry powder Hot paprika Nutmeg Seasoning packets with restricted ingredients Foods labeled “with spices† 
    Sweeteners  
     
    Foods allowed
    Sugar Honey Molasses Maple syrup Corn syrup Icing sugar Pure jams, jellies, marmalades, conserves made with allowed ingredients Plain artificial sweeteners Homemade sweets with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored syrups Prepared dessert fillings Prepared icings, frostings Spreads with restricted ingredients Cake decorations Confectionary Commercial candies  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Food allowed
    Baking powder Baking soda Cream of tartar Plain gelatin Homemade relishes with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    All chocolate and cocoa Flavored gelatin Mincemeat Prepared relishes and olives Soy sauce Miso Commercial ketchup Gherkin pickles Most commercial salad dressing  
    Beverages
     
    Food allowed
    Plain milk Pure juices of allowed fruits and vegetables Plain and carbonated mineral water Coffee Alcohol: plain vodka, gin, white rum  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored milks Fruit juices and cocktails made with restricted ingredients All other carbonated drinks All tea All drinks with “flavor†or “spices†Beer Wine Cider All other alcoholic beverages
  5. Like
    Leonhart got a reaction from CHfather in Low Histamine diet worked for me!   
    Histamine Restricted Diet "the list"
    Allowed/Restricted Foods
    This diet excludes all:
    foods with naturally high levels of histamine fermented food artificial food coloring, especially tartrazine Benzoates including food sources of benzoates, benzoic acid and sodium benzoate Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydoxytoluene (BHT)  
    Milk and Dairy
     
    Foods Allowed
    Plain milk Ricotta cheese  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared dairy products made with restricted ingredients All cheese All yogurt Buttermilk  
    Breads and Cereals
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain grains Plain oats and oatmeal Plain cream of wheat Puffed rice and wheat  
    Foods Restricted
    Anise Artificial colors Artificial flavors Bleached flour Cheese Chocolate Cinnamon Cloves Cocoa Margarine Preservatives Restricted fruits Some jams, jellies Any food made with or cooked in oils with hydrolyzed lecithin, BHA, BHT Commercial pie, pastry, and fillings Baking mixes Dry dessert mixes  
     
    Vegetables
     
    Foods Allowed
    All pure fresh and frozen vegetables and juices except those listed  
     
    Foods Restricted
     
    Pumpkin Sauerkraut Spinach Tomato and all tomato products All vegetables prepared with restricted ingredients  
    Fruits
     
    Foods Allowed
    Fruits Apple Banana Cantaloupe (rock melon) Figs Grapefruit Grapes Honeydew Kiwi Lemon Lime Mango Pear Rhubarb Watermelon Fruit dishes made with allowed ingredients Foods Restricted
    Apricot Cherry Cranberry Currant Date Loganberry Nectarine Orange Papaya (pawpaw) Peach Pineapple Prunes Plums Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Fruit dishes, jams, juices made with restricted ingredients  
     
    Meat, poultry and fish
     
    Foods Allowed
     All pure, freshly cooked meat or poultry  
    Foods Restricted
    All fish and shellfish All processed meats All leftover cooked meats  
     
    Eggs
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain, cooked egg  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared with restricted ingredients Raw egg white (as in some eggnog, hollandaise sauce, milkshake)  
    Legumes
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain legumes except those listed Pure peanut butter  
    Foods Restricted
    Soy beans Red beans  
    Nuts and seeds
     
    Foods allowed
    All plain nuts and seeds Foods restricted
    All with restricted ingredients  
    Fats and oils 
     
    Foods allowed
    Pure butter Pure vegetable oil Homemade salad dressings with allowed ingredients Lard and meat drippings Homemade gravies   
     
    Foods restricted
    All fats and oils with color and/or preservatives Hydrolyzed lecithin Margarine Prepared salad dressings with restricted ingredients Prepared gravies  
    Spices and Herbs
     
    Foods allowed
    All fresh, frozen or dried herbs and spices except those listed  
    Foods restricted
    Anise Cinnamon Cloves Curry powder Hot paprika Nutmeg Seasoning packets with restricted ingredients Foods labeled “with spices† 
    Sweeteners  
     
    Foods allowed
    Sugar Honey Molasses Maple syrup Corn syrup Icing sugar Pure jams, jellies, marmalades, conserves made with allowed ingredients Plain artificial sweeteners Homemade sweets with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored syrups Prepared dessert fillings Prepared icings, frostings Spreads with restricted ingredients Cake decorations Confectionary Commercial candies  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Food allowed
    Baking powder Baking soda Cream of tartar Plain gelatin Homemade relishes with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    All chocolate and cocoa Flavored gelatin Mincemeat Prepared relishes and olives Soy sauce Miso Commercial ketchup Gherkin pickles Most commercial salad dressing  
    Beverages
     
    Food allowed
    Plain milk Pure juices of allowed fruits and vegetables Plain and carbonated mineral water Coffee Alcohol: plain vodka, gin, white rum  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored milks Fruit juices and cocktails made with restricted ingredients All other carbonated drinks All tea All drinks with “flavor†or “spices†Beer Wine Cider All other alcoholic beverages
  6. Like
    Leonhart got a reaction from CHfather in Low Histamine diet worked for me!   
    Histamine Restricted Diet "the list"
    Allowed/Restricted Foods
    This diet excludes all:
    foods with naturally high levels of histamine fermented food artificial food coloring, especially tartrazine Benzoates including food sources of benzoates, benzoic acid and sodium benzoate Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydoxytoluene (BHT)  
    Milk and Dairy
     
    Foods Allowed
    Plain milk Ricotta cheese  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared dairy products made with restricted ingredients All cheese All yogurt Buttermilk  
    Breads and Cereals
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain grains Plain oats and oatmeal Plain cream of wheat Puffed rice and wheat  
    Foods Restricted
    Anise Artificial colors Artificial flavors Bleached flour Cheese Chocolate Cinnamon Cloves Cocoa Margarine Preservatives Restricted fruits Some jams, jellies Any food made with or cooked in oils with hydrolyzed lecithin, BHA, BHT Commercial pie, pastry, and fillings Baking mixes Dry dessert mixes  
     
    Vegetables
     
    Foods Allowed
    All pure fresh and frozen vegetables and juices except those listed  
     
    Foods Restricted
     
    Pumpkin Sauerkraut Spinach Tomato and all tomato products All vegetables prepared with restricted ingredients  
    Fruits
     
    Foods Allowed
    Fruits Apple Banana Cantaloupe (rock melon) Figs Grapefruit Grapes Honeydew Kiwi Lemon Lime Mango Pear Rhubarb Watermelon Fruit dishes made with allowed ingredients Foods Restricted
    Apricot Cherry Cranberry Currant Date Loganberry Nectarine Orange Papaya (pawpaw) Peach Pineapple Prunes Plums Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Fruit dishes, jams, juices made with restricted ingredients  
     
    Meat, poultry and fish
     
    Foods Allowed
     All pure, freshly cooked meat or poultry  
    Foods Restricted
    All fish and shellfish All processed meats All leftover cooked meats  
     
    Eggs
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain, cooked egg  
    Foods Restricted
    All prepared with restricted ingredients Raw egg white (as in some eggnog, hollandaise sauce, milkshake)  
    Legumes
     
    Foods Allowed
    All plain legumes except those listed Pure peanut butter  
    Foods Restricted
    Soy beans Red beans  
    Nuts and seeds
     
    Foods allowed
    All plain nuts and seeds Foods restricted
    All with restricted ingredients  
    Fats and oils 
     
    Foods allowed
    Pure butter Pure vegetable oil Homemade salad dressings with allowed ingredients Lard and meat drippings Homemade gravies   
     
    Foods restricted
    All fats and oils with color and/or preservatives Hydrolyzed lecithin Margarine Prepared salad dressings with restricted ingredients Prepared gravies  
    Spices and Herbs
     
    Foods allowed
    All fresh, frozen or dried herbs and spices except those listed  
    Foods restricted
    Anise Cinnamon Cloves Curry powder Hot paprika Nutmeg Seasoning packets with restricted ingredients Foods labeled “with spices† 
    Sweeteners  
     
    Foods allowed
    Sugar Honey Molasses Maple syrup Corn syrup Icing sugar Pure jams, jellies, marmalades, conserves made with allowed ingredients Plain artificial sweeteners Homemade sweets with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored syrups Prepared dessert fillings Prepared icings, frostings Spreads with restricted ingredients Cake decorations Confectionary Commercial candies  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Food allowed
    Baking powder Baking soda Cream of tartar Plain gelatin Homemade relishes with allowed ingredients  
    Foods restricted
    All chocolate and cocoa Flavored gelatin Mincemeat Prepared relishes and olives Soy sauce Miso Commercial ketchup Gherkin pickles Most commercial salad dressing  
    Beverages
     
    Food allowed
    Plain milk Pure juices of allowed fruits and vegetables Plain and carbonated mineral water Coffee Alcohol: plain vodka, gin, white rum  
    Foods restricted
    Flavored milks Fruit juices and cocktails made with restricted ingredients All other carbonated drinks All tea All drinks with “flavor†or “spices†Beer Wine Cider All other alcoholic beverages
  7. Like
    Leonhart reacted to CHfather in new from south london   
    I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open at your story of amazing courage and resilience, harry'.  Wow.  We've had one or two folks here get on methadone for the CH pain and never be able to get off of it.  So happy you have relief now!  Thank you for letting us share the happiness for your success!
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    Leonhart reacted to harry65 in new from south london   
    hello all,my storey is 2 yrs ago i started getting a pain in my right eye and the side of my face after drinking alcohol and only when i had a drink this would happen didnt know what was happening to me went to docs and he said i had a sinus infection and put me on antiboitics which didnt help.then i started getting the pain more and more with out drinking alcohol i was getting 3 attacks a day all at the same time,so went to docs again who booked me in for mri scan and to see a neurology team,where i was told i had cluster head aches.i am allso a recovering addict and was on methodone for this and allso was on anti depressents citalipan i was told that these head aches was maybe caused by long term methodone use and maybe its a good idea to get off the methodone,i was perscribed verpmil 80 mg twice a day and sumartripan in jections,the verpmil seemed to clear them for about 2 weeks then i was back to having 3 a day again so i started using sumartipan injections what used to work but the pain used get worse,i would take the injection and have 15 mins of screaming pain and the pain would suddenly stop,but i would have a horrible migran after a hr of having the injection and because you can only have 2 injections in 24 hrs i was having to ride 1 of my clusters allso the injections gave me horrible side affects after a year of having these attacks and using the sumartripan injections and having these clusters everyday and allso trying to detox on the methodone,i was in despair and became very depressed i ended up using drugs again relasping but the herion didnt seem to help after a while,so i got back on methodne and the clusters got worse i was having 6 attacks a day,i wanted to end my days on this planet i was on the floor with these attacks started in my right eye and then it was like someone was hitting with a hammer on my head i was in tears with these,this went on for a 18 months i had 3 five day breaks in 18 months they had got worse and worse.anyway a friend of mine was looking on the internet and sent me a link about using majic mushrooms for clusterhead aches,thats where i found clusterbusters and found the info on the majic mushrooms,i have used lsd and majic mushrooms before when i was younger so new a bit about them and where to find them,so in october i found a feild full of them and picked a load i was still on a low dose of methodone and was still using ssi antidepressants and new that these drugs didnt play well together so i kept the mushrooms untill i detoxed,this took me up to april 2016 i had come off the ssi and was on a very low dose of methdone but i was still gettin attacks everyday and went back to the neurology team where they put me on steriods and gave me oxygen the oxygen used to work a bit but not well,but the steriods seemed to work for 3 weeks the head became less and not as painfull,so in this time i decided to come off the methodone and stop using the sumartripan,so i could use the mm and try the busting,after 3 weeks of total detox i noticed the head aches where not as bad and the oxygen seemed to work better the headaches seemed to ease,so i decided to take the first dose of mushrooms which was six weeks ago i took 1.5 grams for which i did trip i think the mushrooms in england are stronger than in the states because i was off me head,but i noticed a tingling feeling where my clusters were while on mm,the next few days after they head aches had eased and were not as painfull,so 5 days later i took another dose of half a gram which i didnt trip and after that dose they eased even more,then in five days again i took another dose and they are much much better i havent had to use the oxygen as i just every now and then i get a slight pain in the right eye but it go,s,some times i get a slight head ache but it is handleble allso ive noticed my depression has eased from when i took mushrooms,i am now totally clean from all drugs for the first time in 20 yrs and cluster free.all those migrane drugs they had me on i think made them worse.i just want to say thank you to this site you have saved my life.thanks bob.it wasnt the docs that helped me it was clusterbusters.
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    Leonhart reacted to Mle in Beyond Medication   
    Thanks for the post Leonhart. I'm struggling with all the issues you've mentioned. I have multiple sclerosis and ch. I have a lot of fatigue with the ms already and when I'm in a ch cycle, I'm barely moving. It's like my life just has to be put on hold. Currently, im exactly 60 days into a cycle. My husband is incredibly supportive but I can feel his sadness wanting his playmate back. I'm on an antidepressant and before this cycle started, a regular at the gym. Working out helps with ms symptoms. However, now, working out is a huge ch trigger. I also take tecfidera for my ms so I'm not a candidate for busting. As far as social isolation, I used to completely with draw from friends but now I let them know what I'm going through and that I will be back as soon as I can. All my good friend totally get it and they just check in with a call or text once a week which is all I really want when I feel this way. It's been important mentally for me to just let those I care about know what's up. I think before when I just disappeared, they thought it had something to do with them and not me. Now, they know I love them and wish I could be more social but I just have some shit to do, but I'll be back. I feel less isolated and more excited to be done with this cycle so I can get caught up on their lives. Jobs are a real struggle. In my thirties, I was a self employed artist. I had a decorative finish and mural business along with an art gallery. I was busy as hell but when I went into a cycle I could tone down my work load. I also seemed to only get ch at night so I was just tired all day but could keep going. The recession in 2008 clobbered my businesses so I went back to school to get my degree in psychology with the hopes of becoming an art therapist. My Junior year I came down with ms and was diagnosed officially just after graduation. Classic, life happens while your making other plans. I'm grateful for my degree because it's actually kept and keeps me relatively sane even if I not able to use it. Anyway, just wanted you to know that I feel your pain. It's helpful to hear that others struggle and we're not alone out there. The only advice I can give is to be honest and share with your friends. Let them know you're not looking for a pity party, you just might not be able to join them as much as you would like, but to keep you in the loop. Good wishes
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    Hi, I am new to this board but I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss whats we can do to manage CH beyond Meds.
     
    I have been a CH suffer since I was 6, I am now 34 and have a myriad of social and depressive issues with regards to CH.

    To begin, CH is rated as one of the most painful medical condition you can get my specialist told me that CH is considered a 10 on the pain scale while medication and management for the pain exists it's not without its side effects and issues.
     
    Depression is common, I have been managing this with regular exercise, I was offered "happy" meds by my doctor which I declined and chose a more proven route of combating depression which is 4 times a week at a local gym, exercise has show to be fantastic as counteracting depression as are hobbies/sports.
     
    Social Isolation, CH hurts we care about others and dont want to hurt them by seeing us hurt so we hide, Isolation has recently even been recognised as a symptom of CH as its mostly universal, I dont have a good strategy for this, I have recently been spending time in my local library to get used to people again.
     
    Employment: Big issue, CH is misunderstood and scorned (well in NZ currently) I have been told to "just take a few panadol" which may as well be tic tacs (a candy here) currently I am being paid to "Blog" write stories for company's websites from home. 
     
    Right now I am having an issue with Heightened pain tolerance, which is both good and bad.. its good because it hurts less, it's bad because I can accidentally hurt myself and not notice, would love to hear other's issues and what they have found or need help with finding solutions for.
     
    We all suffer but we can suffer together.
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    That right there is important, Migraine suffers (from evidence I have seen) have great difficulty with TV and loud noises during an attack, Distraction during an attack as a coping mechanism is a Key bit of info.
    I had a feeling that Photosensitivity was caused by CH, not a symptom of /sigh another thing I can attribute to lack of management.
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    Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2009 Nov;13(6):524-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2008.11.002. Epub 2008 Dec 23. Cluster headache in children--experience from a specialist headache clinic. Majumdar A1, Ahmed MA, Benton S. Author information  Abstract BACKGROUND:Cluster headache is a primary headache disorder with the distinct clinical features: unilaterality, extreme pain, cranial autonomic features and periodicity. The prevalence of the disorder is 0.1% in adults and with a male predominance. The age of onset is usually in the second and third decade of life but the onset in the first decade is recognised. We describe our experience of cluster headache in children and review the literature. We have attempted to define the clinical features of cluster headache in children as compared to adults, the role of clinical investigations, reliability of clinical diagnosis, effective treatment and management options.
    METHODS:A retrospective casenotes review was conducted on all children with suspected cluster headache seen in our centre from 2000 to 2005. Case ascertainment was conducted using International Headache Society guidelines, and by telephone interviews with the parents.
    RESULTS:Eleven children were identified, (seven male and four female). The median age of onset was 8.5 years (range 2-14). The median age at diagnosis was 11.5 years (range 7-17). Eight children had episodic and 3 children had chronic cluster headaches. The average attack duration was 72 min. The commonest reported bout frequency was one per day. Several children had circadian and circumannual periodicity and most displayed the other features of the disorder, such as agitated movement and cranial autonomic activation. Oxygen, methysergide, verapamil, zolmitriptan and dihydroergotamine were the drugs which were effective in terminating the headache. Paracetamol, ibuprofen and paracetamol/codeine combinations were not.
    CONCLUSION:We describe our experience with cluster headache in eleven children who all presented before the age of 16.
     
    Source : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19109043
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    it does contain alcohol (2%) as it is an adaption to a period recipe, but theoretically it can be adapted if it was made like brewed ginger beer, you would need to boil the ginger to kill off any natural yeats or microbes but there's no reason why it wouldn't work.
     
    You would need to goto a brewing store to get the "brown malt" I can try adapting the recipe this weekend if its something you would be keen on? (my medieval recipes requires it to be left for 3 months (better after 1 year), but an unfermented version would be drinkable after hours and chilled) I can say it really helps (and is tasty) 
     
    here is the unaltered recipe, question are you ok with ginger beer? (it's usually 1% which isn't considered alcoholic by most nations) and do you know if it's the sulphides? because there are ways around that if you make your own (eg, is brewed cider a trigger?)
     
    Malted Ginger

    Malted Ginger is my own creation, a mix of a strong ginger beer and Brewers malt (brown), has a very strong ginger taste, great on a hot day of for those travel sick.

    16L of water
    2kg's Dextrose
    800 grams of fresh ginger
    200 grams (again) of fresh ginger (this is used in bottling don't buy yet)
    500 grams of brown brewers malt
    High fruit wine yeast

    Firstly take 1 Ltr of water and 800 grams of fresh ginger (sliced like rounds of a cucumber) and bring to the boil, boiling for 30min

    In your fermenter take the remaining 15L of water and mix in the 2kg's of dextrose and 500 grams of Brown brewers malt

    Add the boiled ginger (liquid and ginger) to the fermenter

    Check the temperature of the liquid in the fermenter is under 34 degrees celsius  (its best to make sure it's 23 degrees or less if you can be patient) and sprinkle in the high fruit wine yeast

    Mix a little then seal your fermenter and set with your airlock  then wait for 1 - 2 months depending on fermentation rate.
      after it stops fermenting rack/bottle fermented brew.

    Notes: Ages very well, But mine has never lasted long past 1 year, it is always consumed.
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    HI Leonhart, I'm new to this website but so excited to be a part of a great community and wealth of info. I have found ch has really been very isolating and frustrating. I didn't know people could get ch as children ( I started at 30) and I'm so sorry for your experience but really happy that tonic and other parents of ch suffers can benefit from your advice so thank you. I just have to say oxygen was a life saver for me and I'm not exaggerating. I have had ch for 15 years, the first 7 completely untreated and it was hellish for about 2 months a year. I dreaded having them the other 10 months. Sounds like you've been chronic without breaks and I can't imagine. I can't address your pain tolerance but I can't recommend oxygen enough! I also have a question about you're ginger drink. Does it contain alcohol? Alcohol is a huge trigger for me, guaranteed blistering ch and very hard to relieve even with oxygen. I love ginger but curious about the alcohol content.
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    Leon', thank you for the glasses info!
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    Hey CHfather,
     
    Absolutely, I was recommended them by my Doctor who specializes in geriatric medicine and has some experience with Migraines and CH they are used quite commonly here in NZ for Migraine suffer but also now recommended for CH suffers too (and are covered under our free healthcare here is prescribed by a doctor) basically there has been evidence that certain wavelengths of light can trigger Migraines and CH attacks (although the evidence for help with CH is currently inconclusive and more research needs to done) it could be that they help manager other symptoms
     
    Different colours block different spectrums but is also good for CH sufferers who suffer from Photosensitivity and a syndrome called Irlen Syndrome http://irlen.com/Amber helps me a ton its one of the techniques I have been using to control my CH and reduce triggers or buildup that triggers and attack. 
     
    I use a sunglasses frame which does not press on my nose the frames just very gently rest (you may need to try many many frames that fit your face shape) But I have found wavelength blocking to be effective.
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    Hello,
     
    Very nice to find such a large amount of condensed information and many things I need to talk to my doctor about (strategies yet untried) but I was referred to this board by Bryce after he read my artical here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/share-your-news-and-views/15312259/I-am-sick-not-unemployableabout the struggles of trying to from employment while Suffering from CH.
     
    I was diagnosed with CH 14 years ago after suffering from "headaches" since I was 6 yo's, later when I was 10 the diagnosis was upgraded to migraines but the cycles confused doctor's, CH wasn't a known condition in NZ 24 years ago and was later re-diagnosed as a CH sufferer when I was 20.
     
    My CH induces blindness as an effect due to pressure on the optic nerve as well as the usual effects.
     
    I have tried everything under the sun, available in NZ and now manageable CH for this cycle of 1 bad attack per week using dietary changes and light wavelength blocking (Orange glasses work for me) stress management through meditation (unknown if this is related but helps with depressions as a side effects of inability to find employment) and fitness, again may be unrelated but helps in other ways.

    I do have a question though and this may have been covered before inside s topic which I haven't had a chance to read through everything yet, Do you guys notice an increasing tolerance for pain, this cycle has lasted so far 8 years (3 per week for first 4 years, down to 1 per week on avg) I guess with the pain level CH induces tolerance is expect but I can accidently cut myself now and not notice, also I have a hobby as a medieval recreationalist in which we fight full contact in armour with Rattan (a very hard bamboo, unarmoured strikes would cause trauma, broken bones on joints) my pain tolerance has risen significantly this last cycle to the point that a hard blow is not felt and I need to rely on the vibration of the armour to indicate impact, I am worried that if this trend continues I will be able to break bones and not feel it.
     
    NZ is a weird place for CH, Oxygen is a mostly unknown treatment of all the times I have been hospitalised I can say Oxygen was only administered once which was recently (end 2015?) mostly I am pumped full of morphine so will be discussing with my doctor the treatments I have found here and showing her the research.
     
    I am very glad this forum exists, I read recently that Isolation is a symptom of CH now as the pain encourages us to withdraw from society, it's good to know we are not alone.

    PS, I have found that A stronger Ginger drink helps a lot as a attack triggers, if anyone is interested I can add my recipe for Alcoholic malted ginger (brewed) it works really well for anti nausea as well allowing you to avoid over the counter  drugs that reacts with other drugs and far more palatable and more effective that ginger tea's (I have found, may not work for other, but works for me) think ginger beer on steroids its very strong.
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    Hey Toni I am in dunedin but I know Tauranga well, 
     
    As for O2 I am very lucky in this regard as we have a local BoC supplier (I am sure you do too) who provides O2 for OxYacetylene welding not med grade but is clean and pure, OxyA kits are cheap(ish) don't require special permits here (you can even get the tiny portable kits from Mitre 10 (if they stock them), I have a small Kit I use when welding and cutting for making armour, it's actually easier for us then other countries, I never thought of trying it for CH, but have rigged a mask from a respirator this morning to try for my next attack.

    for me support in NZ has been a long, long road so many people here think CH is just a bad headache that some panadol or nurofen + codeine (in dire times) will fix and they go pale when you tell them you are put onto IV morphine.. I have been misdiagnosed until I was 20 as CH was not known very well in the NZ medical system and is still badly treated, back in the day there were no approved treatments but nowadays you not treated as a lab rat anymore.

    The biggest issue i've had is employers now wanting to hire you and CH is very misunderstood in NZ, they dont realise its controllable once you find the right combination of meds and treatment or at least can be alleviated or delayed.
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