More on amines:
This explains the 'FAILSAFE' diet which eliminates salicylates, amines and glutamates.
The more i read about amine/salicylate sensitivity the more I think it is our problem, along with leaky gut. But perhaps my problem with amines caused me to get leaky gut which opened up the door for yeast. This is why I believe amines are my problem: have always been sensitive to any scents (natural or synthetic, high in S's and A's), I crave strongly flavored foods(coffee, dark chocolate, aged cheese, very high in A's), the list of high amine foods is filled with my migraine triggers, DS got a bit better during SCD intro which is lower in amines/salicylates and got worse the more foods I added (like saurkraut, very high in A's), the list could go on and on. But as I read about it I keep thinking 'ah-ha'.
Still in the very early stages of reading and I will make some changes now but the issues are complex (like finding a fresh meat source, like they kill it and I'm eating it 3 days later.)
I'm going to look around the Failsafe forum later today when I have time. I noticed just now after glancing through it that the parents over there are challenging it after a period of time, just like an allergy challenge. So, I guess there is hope to overcome it.
BTW, I've started getting hive-like bumps on my torso when I eat the high amine fruits (pineapple and blackberries most noteably). I've never had that problem until after the antibiotics I had when dd was born. So, it seems like it's all part of gut-healing.