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Cinnamon reaction

Whenever I smell or eat cinnamon my lungs hurt and I start coughing. Then I start shaking and feel really dizzy. I don't know what is going on. I tell people that I'm allergic to it, but I don't get hives or any of the common allergy symptoms. I've also been tested for an allergy for it and it came back negative. This even happens when I smell cinnamon. I walked into the grocery store the other day and it smelled like cinnamon. I got so dizzy I felt like I was going to pass out and I started shaking. I'm pretty sure it's not anxiety because I wasn't scared or anything and I wasn't thinking that I was going to get a reaction. When I eat cinnamon I get a very painful stomach ache, almost like the one I get from my lactose intolerance. What is going on with me. And I also think that other spices such as ginger and nutmeg do the same thing to me. I don't know what's going on. Is it some kind of allergic reaction or something else?
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363281 tn?1590104173
Hello,
I would definitely venture to say that you are allergic to cinnamon or at the least, very sensitive to it. Allergies do not always present them-self in the form of hives. Allergy tests do not always show for certain foods, but from what you described, it is a clear case of an allergic reaction to these spices.
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