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Soy Intolerance?

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#31 a1956chill

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

Has anyone with soy intolerance experienced heart palpitations, and mood changes? I have been off soy for about three months, and after eating some chocolates my students gave me, thinking that a bit of soy lechitin would be a problem, I had racing heartbeat, tremors, and a kind of panic attack (my mother, who was talking to me, said that I sounded and seemed on drugs), followed by the onset of a headache that lasted for about half a day. I tried the experiment again a couple of times, with a smaller quantity, and the same happened heart palpitations, tremors, confusion, and then severe headache and sluggishness. But I never think of tachycardia as a symptom of intolerance, or am I wrong?

For me ,,ingesting soy causes palpitations and anxiety amoung other symptoms ( such as confusion, headache,dizziness ,brain fog,ringing in my ears,constipation, ect......)I feel like my heart is racing ( and my normal heart rate is low )
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After 40+ years of misdiagnoses I was diagnosed with:
Dermatitis Herpetiformis : Positive DH biopsy...... Celiac :based on DH biopsy and diet response.

Osteoporosis before  age 50
Hashimoto's thyroiditis disease .

Diagnosed type 2 Diabetes 

Osteoarthritis

Gilbert's Syndrome , confirmed by gene testing


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

Many of my food intolerances have an effect on my heart. Racing heart, arrhythmia, dizzziness, fainting... eventually led to atrial fibrillation because I didn't know what was causing it and it occurred so frequently. Interestingly enough, I can now manage a little soy lecithin as in chocolate :D :D
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#33 GottaSki

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

soy lecithin as in chocolate :D :D


there's my goal and the trial will be much more fun than edamame was :D
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#34 ButterflyChaser

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

Wow, thanks... I am afraid I will have to stay away from even that for a while, because my heart beats too weird. My grandmother also died of the complications of an atrial fibrillation (rhyme not intended!) which occurred when she was in her 80s, I think. I am not sure I want to try the experience, even if I am not that old! :P

I was "shipped" straight to a cardiologist with a heart scare and tremors this summer, which happened over a period in which I was living off tofu and soy-based bars (I know, 50 shades of wrong, never gonna do as badly as that ever again), so I wonder if that was a cause. My heartrate now seems back in place, provided that I steer clear of the above, and sugar.
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease (2011). It must have been a Black Friday.
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

Grain-free, legume-free. December 2012.
No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
Erb-Duchenne palsy from birth trauma.

My body is trying to kill me.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

Well, thanks to this thread and after feeling pretty darn lousy following my tofu dinner the other night, I've decided to try a week soy-free. Since my gut reactions are immediate and quite, um, obvious, I figure I should know right away if that is an issue. I have lactose intolerance and have tested corn, eggs and grains in general but never thought about soy being a problem.


Good luck. Let me know how it goes.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

Wow, thanks... I am afraid I will have to stay away from even that for a while, because my heart beats too weird. My grandmother also died of the complications of an atrial fibrillation (rhyme not intended!) which occurred when she was in her 80s, I think. I am not sure I want to try the experience, even if I am not that old! :P

I was "shipped" straight to a cardiologist with a heart scare and tremors this summer, which happened over a period in which I was living off tofu and soy-based bars (I know, 50 shades of wrong, never gonna do as badly as that ever again), so I wonder if that was a cause. My heartrate now seems back in place, provided that I steer clear of the above, and sugar.


Scary! I'll be curious to know how you feel off of soy.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

My heart rate dropped dramatically. Was it the absence of soy? Was it the resumed cardio? I could barely walk at 4 mph without feeling pain when I was eating that much soy. I am also less "crazy" in general. Was it the absence of soy? Was it the breathing exercises? I am not sure. But when I feel that awful, to be honest, I'm not really that curious. I sort of just want to find the combination of diet/therapy/lifestyle that will make me feel able to live life again. As of now, all my tests came back negative (no endoscopy performed), so I don't have celiac disease. But there is no doubt that my gut is messed up, and since starting the gluten-free diet, I am able to leave the house without having to choose between either fasting or needing a ladies' room at hand. Sorry, TMI!

Eating two truffles made with soy lechitin means pounding palpitations (I can feel them in my stomach) and chest pain; then, if I have consumed more than that, comes GI distress: bloating, and running for the bathroom. Not even coffee does that to me.
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease (2011). It must have been a Black Friday.
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

Grain-free, legume-free. December 2012.
No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
Erb-Duchenne palsy from birth trauma.

My body is trying to kill me.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Sorry to bump this up, but I am kind of worried at this point. I have accidentally soyed myself (WHO on earth thinks it's a great idea to put soy in herbal tea???) this morning. I have had palpitations all day, and people talking to me said I was irritable and confused, and at a certain point I felt that my heart was going very fast and then kind of "stopped" (I don't know how to describe it) with two very string thuds. It happened three or four times in the afternoon. And it was almost painful. And I was lying on a sofa, not going around. I could not do much more beside, because the whole room was spinning around me for an hour or so.

Do I need to call my doctor about the heart thing?
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease (2011). It must have been a Black Friday.
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

Grain-free, legume-free. December 2012.
No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
Erb-Duchenne palsy from birth trauma.

My body is trying to kill me.


#39 GottaSki

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Sorry to bump this up, but I am kind of worried at this point. I have accidentally soyed myself (WHO on earth thinks it's a great idea to put soy in herbal tea???) this morning. I have had palpitations all day, and people talking to me said I was irritable and confused, and at a certain point I felt that my heart was going very fast and then kind of "stopped" (I don't know how to describe it) with two very string thuds. It happened three or four times in the afternoon. And it was almost painful. And I was lying on a sofa, not going around. I could not do much more beside, because the whole room was spinning around me for an hour or so.

Do I need to call my doctor about the heart thing?


YES! When in doubt == Emergency Room - better to error on the side of caution.

We are not doctors on this board...simply other folks with Celiac Disease, NCGI or other food intolerances -- if you are experiencing new serious symptoms, please consult a physician.
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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAS

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile :)


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#40 a1956chill

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

I agree,, when in doubt check it out.
chances are is it "just " the soy but making sure is a good thing.
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Gluten free Oct/09
Soy free Nov/10

numerous additional intolerances,, i.e. If it tries to kill me I do not eat it .
After 40+ years of misdiagnoses I was diagnosed with:
Dermatitis Herpetiformis : Positive DH biopsy...... Celiac :based on DH biopsy and diet response.

Osteoporosis before  age 50
Hashimoto's thyroiditis disease .

Diagnosed type 2 Diabetes 

Osteoarthritis

Gilbert's Syndrome , confirmed by gene testing


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

Thank you for helping me in my freak out.

I called my doc - apparently it was a case of extrasystole somehow related to the exposure to foods/substances I am reacting to. I have been keeping a diary, and it looks like each accidental exposure makes me react worse and worse.

I am feeling slowly better.
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease (2011). It must have been a Black Friday.
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

Grain-free, legume-free. December 2012.
No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
Erb-Duchenne palsy from birth trauma.

My body is trying to kill me.


#42 GottaSki

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

I am feeling slowly better.


Glad to hear -- hope you are feeling even better now :)
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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAS

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile :)


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

Yes, tachicardia mostly gone, or gone enough to zumba. Tummy still so so.
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease (2011). It must have been a Black Friday.
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

Grain-free, legume-free. December 2012.
No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
Erb-Duchenne palsy from birth trauma.

My body is trying to kill me.


#44 GottaSki

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:00 AM

Yes, tachicardia mostly gone, or gone enough to zumba. Tummy still so so.


Good to hear your heart has settled - scary stuff.

Tummy may have ups and downs for a while.

Hang in there :)
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Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAS

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile :)


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along with input from the best medical professionals you can find.



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