I found your capsaicin trial on the Food Intolerance Network. Sorry but I have not followed the schedule outlined in the trial.

I'm writing to tell you that your discovery has changed my life.

I've had this problem my whole life but the symptoms got worse as I got older. They were so bad I couldn't follow the RPAH guidelines. Potato, leek, pears, etc. would trigger my symptoms at the smallest amounts e.g. I could only tolerate 20g of potato.

The symptoms I experienced, mental and physical, were severe. They've left me unable to work for the past 9 years and caused the loss of many relationships. It left me unable to live.

I found your trial around a month ago and started the next day.

I don't have the words to describe the difference it's made on my mental state. I want to say it's given me clarity but that really undersells it. My whole perception of the world has changed and I can feel consistent happiness for the first time in my life. Ever.

I have energy. I have strength. I have coordination.

I can now eat salicylates in whatever amounts I want with no repercussions.

I've been able to start working again too.

I can't thank you enough for what you've given me. Fingers crossed it keeps working.

Thank you thank you thank you thank you – Paul (30 yo Australian)

See factsheet that triggered this remarkable journey Capsaicin for management of salicylate intolerance

(Howard note: this is an unusually effective intervention. We have found that children frequently can't tolerate regular capsaicin and many adults get only moderate benefit from this intervention)