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?
Thanks for your thoughts!
could be soybean oil in the dressing, or, sadly, some of the stuff they put in the roast beef. High fructose corn syrup and dextrose is used, a lot of "spice" used on meat contains msg, etc etc.
"cheese... maybe swiss" made me laugh.
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.
no answers here, wish i could help, but god knows what it could be. pesticides? bad oils? additives in the roast beast? histamines? fake cheese (soy)?
it's so frustrating isn't it? you just want to be able to AT LEAST eat food that APPEARS to be simple. Meat, raw vegs, cheese, no prob right? but when you get obvious adverse reactions from apparently benign food.. yeesh. i hate it! it's overwhelming and making me paranoid. the healthier i get, the more alienated from 'normalcy'. (not that i've ever been normal, but still.) it's an ongoing battle, and i don't see it getting easier if the trend of 'regular' food being increasingly adulterated with additives and genetically modified.
it's exhausting to think about every single bite i take and fear eating food for which i didn't personally inspect the label (not that there's a guarantee either). I want to 'just relax' - but it's not worh feeling like shit. conundrum.
sorry this happened, wish it was something obvious. just wanted to commiserate.