At work today, we had lunch brought in for a meeting. Within 30 minutes of having the foods listed below, I experienced nasal/sinus congestion and had a pulsing headache (there for <30 seconds, gone for several minutes, back for <30 seconds, etc.) for about 20 minutes. The congestion is still there.
Anyone experience similar symptoms after eating certain foods, particularly any of these foods? I know some of these (like the nightshades) can cause issues, but congestion?
Salad (mixed lettuces, carrots,
cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers,
oil&vinegar - smelled like balsamic)
Roast beef sandwich without the bread
(roast beef, tomato, lettuce, cheese...maybe swiss?)
Fried veggie chips (bananas and sweet potatoes - I don't
know what they were fried in)
This may be connected to a histamine intollerance, especially the balsamico vinegar and the cheese.
Did you maybe experience other symptoms like: a flush on your face, a feeling of high heat in your body, increased heart beat rate, irritation, trouble breathing?
Did you accidentally get some vinegar in your nose or swallow something "wrong"? Seriously. The lining of your cranial cavities (besides your mouth) are extremely sensitive, especially to fairly drastic pH changes like those vinegar would cause. This could lead to some inflammation, some congestion.
Ugh forced into Chinese food for a celebratory work lunch and I didn't want to be too "preachy" over a generous free lunch. Now I am paying the price and am having plenty of tea, ACV water, an extra fish oil caplet, etc. Can not wait to get this crap out of my system. I went for chicken with ginger, scallions, and vegetables, and everything I could SEE was entirely paleo...but who knows what was really in that sauce. I'm thinking peanut oil and MSG. Not going to guilt myself, but am considering it a valuable lesson after a very long stretch of strict paleo.