See Blog for unusual symptoms such as the following from Kim. “Sophie, I too have discovered an intolerance for high levels of tyramine in food but also do not get migraines. [To hear about Sophie read http://foodintolerancepro.com/effects-of-tyramine-on-the-digestive-nervous-system-2/ ] My symptoms sound very similar to yours. Within a few minutes of eating a fermented food (cheese, summer sausage, or kraut are the main culprits for me) I get a numb tickly feeling between my eyes which then turns into a dizzy feeling that I describe as “nausea in my head”. Sometimes a light headache. It has taken me some time to identify tyramine as the common denominator and have felt uncertain this was right as everyone else seems to experience migraines…hearing that there are others with the same symptoms gives me confidence that I am on the right track by targeting tyramine.”
Reply from Joan
Kim, it is great that you feel supported on this site in letting others know that tyramine, and other amines, can produce different symptoms. It does. Have a read of the many blogs from others as individual as yours. It is incorrect to think that the list of symptoms can be simply uncomplicated migraine, headache, IBS, or drop-in-blood-pressure symptoms. You have done something important describing your symptoms in words that describe what happens to you. The words that you call a ‘dizzy feeling which you describe as “nausea in your head” ‘creates a picture others can understand, but often not be able to put into words. Readers can take heart from your words, and all the Articles on this site, see http://www.foodintolerancepro.com/articles/ that you can investigate your diet for whatever your own particular symptoms are, [of course making sure that there is no scary medical reason for them], and by gradually excluding those that give obvious symptoms, and later gradually carefully testing small amounts of favourite ones to be sure they are the right exclusions. At some time you can look at what I call ‘the layer underneath’ of other foods which may not be obvious but which add to your likelihood of more severe reactions. See http://www.foodintolerancepro.com/elimination-diet-with/ I wish you well in following up all the info on amines on this site and continuing being assertive about the importance of your own diet for you.