I will update my information in the supplements section shortly, but those of you following my blog might not look at that information again anytime soon, so I wanted to write a separate entry here.
I have had real success with the supplements I’ve been taking. Yes, I wish I could just manage my intolerance with foods, but I am a social creature and when I’m with friends and family I tend to fall of the “right” foods wagon, so I still need the supplements.
No matter what I’ve eaten or been exposed to in a day, I always take the same things at night right before bed. On my Supplements page I said I took at least one 500mg Quercetin with Bromelain. I’ve changed the brand I take and the new brand’s capsules are 800mg. And I take two now.
So my regimen is two 800mg Quercetin with Bromelain capsules, one 500mg ginger capsule, and one 500mg Olive Leaf capsule.
I have been sleeping better than ever and have not had a single hot flash in weeks. That’s even after having a few bad days of terrible itching brought on by my indulging in tomato sauce or hugging someone wearing what turned out to be a rather toxic cologne! (I used to get migraines, now I itch. Boy ya can’t win!)
If you’ve tried this regimen and seen results, please let me know. The itching is one thing, but sleeping well and reducing the hot flashes is another. I think many women going through menopause think hot flashes is their lot in life and I don’t think it has to be. Both my mother and sister suffered from them and still do. I started to also, but now I cannot tell you when the last time was I had one.(Actually I could if I looked it up in my food diary but I’m too lazy to do that right now) And that’s without using the herbal remedies we all hear about. No soy, no HRT. So I think it’s possible.
Now is it possible, if you don’t have a histamine intolerance but are starting menopause, to control hot flashes using this regimen? I don’t know. I’m not a doctor. I can tell you I would have never known otherwise if I didn’t have the intolerance since that’s the reason I started on this path. And how would a woman know to look if she didn’t itch or have random allergy symptoms?
I’d really like to hear from anyone who is trying these supplements and having the success I am. And then we have to pass it on to other women who might not have histamine intolerance but who suffer at night from insomnia and hot flashes. Maybe they really can get help with this too.
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