Flipper, I can so relate to feeling like a science experiment gone wrong!
I also had ringing in my ears earlier on. It has now mostly gone away and I do think that avoiding certain foods has helped a lot with that. I’m guessing for me this was caused either by a food intolerance or general inflammation in the body, though I have heard of it being caused by Candida as well.
Doggiemama, I also tested negative to food allergies even though I have very strong reactions to things like dairy. Yet according to the test I should not have any problems ingesting it. I am not sure how reliable these test are actually. Apparently there is also a difference between a true allergy and an intolerance, and I am not so sure how well they can test intolerances.