Many people who have tyramine sensitivity are also sensitive to other amines, and many are also sensitive to other chemicals in food that are often reported as causing reactions [additives,and chemicals in highly flavoured foods]. In addition they are often sensitive to factors in the environment, particularly strong smells, and to factors changing in themselves. I call this the “Total Body Load” to emphasize that the greater the total body load the closer you are to your threshold, the more likely you are to react to any of the factors that you are sensitive to. Many women report that they are more sensitive in the week before their monthly so much so that foods they can eat just after their monthly they react badly to in the last week of the cycle. Each will still get their own particular physical symptoms, and they may have sleep disturbances, mood changes, like much worse pre-menstural tension [PMT], or fuzzy thinking.
There is an important part of this to think about. That is that if you change or use a different hormone treatment you may decrease your amount of reactivity. Another point to remember is that particular times when hormones change, such as pregnancy or during breastfeeding your liklihood of more symptoms may be much less or more. What can we learn from this? We can remember that when symptoms are less then the diet can be more liberal, and when symptoms are distressing then diet can be given more attention. These ideas are explained more fully with information on what to expect when you are reacting, and how to manage food so you improve your tolerance in Tolerating Troublesome Foods. See http://btdev.in/dev/fip/tolerating-troublesome-foods/
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