Hi, I'm new to this forum. I am desperately seeking advice on my longstanding anxiety & food sensitivity condition (interrelated). This has flared up recently after major life events & stress.
I've had the condition for 20+ years and it's not pleasant, but I have worked hard to find answers & manage it as best I can. But recent events have hit me hard & the symptoms are flaring up badly.
I basically have a kind of gut or immune system reaction (expressed as anxiety & fast heartbeat) every time I eat food, but the reaction is tolerable and only lasts 1-2 hrs if I’m in good shape. The reaction is also not that bad if I avoid a handful of trigger foods - esp 'rich' foods with high amines, salicylates and natural MSG.
I've tried so many things over the years - meditation & short breaks before meals, careful food selection, keeping stress low, deep breathing, digestive enzymes, cardio exercise, high doses of oregano oil in the morning to keep bad bacteria low (this is essential for me). But it’s still a burden.
Lately after some stress I am struggling to eat anything without feeling sick & getting rapid heartbeat. Lately as well I seem to be reacting to Vitamin B tablets which I take daily & have found essential to maintain good energy & mood.
Any tips? I am desperate. I literally can’t relax most of the time. Thank you in advance.