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Here are the substances I currently react to, and what they do to me.

FOODS
dairy migraine
corn, wheat, rye sinus congestion
rice narcolepsy
refined sweeteners headache, nausea, dizziness, diarrhoea
pork loose stool, sleepiness
turkey narcolepsy, headache, vertigo, nausea
all fungus/mold/yeast products flatulence, headache
fish headache
all legumes headache; severe, painful, foul flatulence
cinnamon, allspice, cayenne; Florence fennel,
caraway, dill, thyme
dizziness
nightshade family (tomato, potato, peppers...) migraine, liver shutdown

OTHER NATURAL SUBSTANCES
molds, especially pennicillium (bread mold) sinus congestion, dizziness, headache, feebleness, spaciness
dust & dust mites sinus congestion, sleepiness, headache
cat & dog dander sleepiness
grass pollen & terps sinus congestion
tree pollens muscle cramps
clover and misc. weed pollens headache, dizziness, sinus congestion
various aromatic plants (Valerian, Sweet Annie, Hyssop, and esp. the Broom family, Cytisus) nausea, sinus congestion, headache, & vertigo
iron supplements nausea, stomachache, constipation
calcium supplements constipation unless taken with Hcl
estrogens neuropathy, joint stiffness, swollen eye

CHEMICALS
cigarette smoke (even traces) migraine, dizziness, nausea, feebleness
woodsmoke depression
formaldehyde (found in clothing, carpets, cosmetics, wallpaper, particle board, cleaning products, and much more....) sore throat, wheezing, coughing, migraine; piercing hunger pains accompanied by nausea
polyurethane sleepiness, spaciness, muscle spasm
polyester nausea
plastics, esp. vinyl (phthalates) nausea, migraine, liver shutdown
car & truck exhaust fumes nausea, migraine, sleepiness, muscle spasm
fragrances (even trace amounts; see the site of the
Fragranced Products Information Network)
migraine, nausea, spaciness, dizziness

DRUGS / MEDICATIONS
penicillin & penicillin-family antibiotics headaches, nausea, stomach pains, skin rash
erythromycin stomachache, dizziness
most injectible anaesthetics headaches, grogginess, clumsiness
codeine & demerol dizziness, nausea, disorientation
aspirin stomachache
ibuprofen headache, nausea
acetaminophen liver shutdown
miconazole worst migraine I've ever had