first of all I want you to enjoy this blog and my posting is not aimed at you getting discouraged.
We have just written to AllergyUK and health authorities NOT to promote the notion to make histamine intolerance (test and treatment) available via the NHS (through GPs) as advertised here and on Genny's website.
Histaminosis is a complex disease and NOT just an intolerance to histamine rich food. To say: Histamine/DAO tests should be done through the GP (Genny believes that this test cost Ă‚ÂŁ 35
has no foundation. WHEN is the test ordered? Just by the patient telling the GP that he/she might have a histamine intolerance because he/she read about in on questionable, dubious or even not so dubious websites?
This would cost the NHS millions a year with no real benefits for the patients and the system.
The diagnosis of histaminosis might include tests for diaminoxidase, monoamine oxidase-b, H-NMT, virology, SIBO test, HPA, IgA, IgM, IgD, IgG, IgE, serum histamines, cellular Mg and B6, ANA, dsDNA, RF, etc...
To establish histamines as a cause of one's problem can be a very complicated process.
Should GPs be forced to send patients for a DAO test (some of them on offer are not even accepted and highly questionable) just because of a guess? Or because the patient insist to have a histamine intolerance?
It cannot work that way and we will oppose this petition all the way.
Enteral and cellular histaminosis and histamine related diseases like several autoimmune diseases (eg Rh Arthritis), as well as Cyclothymia and several viral infections (eg CMV, HHV6) is far to serious than be in the hands of self proclaimed health gurus, alternative treaters or patients who have been rightly or wrongly diagnosed with "histamine intolerance".
It will take another couple of years and the intense work and joined cooperation of scientists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, rheumatologists, neurologists etc before we all might have a more or less complete picture.
In the meantime, new websites are going life on the net claiming to offer comprehensive tests and treatment methods. This is in our opinion - in the majority of cases - either exploitation of sufferers or just guruism.
Whatever it is: it will not serve the patients.
And yes: Frozen fish contains histamines, or better: it even increases histamine levels
Immune Clinic Londonwww.histrelief.com