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I wasn't sure if there was another post about this floating around and I couldn't find one, so I figured I would post it here. I think I had a crazy reaction to MSG today? I wasn't sure if it was MSG or Sulfites, since I know both have possibly given me trouble in the past. Today was a quick rushed dinner of pierogies, baked beans and saurkraut. The saurkraut has sulfites in it - the beans have an MSG "derivative". Anyone else have any issues with this? My face turned so bright red, it felt like it was on fire. My heart started racing and I got very faint feeling, my blood pressure went up and my stomach hurt and I felt nauseous, then I felt like I couldn't breathe and my whole body became warm and I was shaking. This has happened on a few occassions (no I do not have anxiety/panic attacks regularly - when I do they are normally from my reactive hypoglycemia, but I ate so it wasn't caused by my blood sugar and my face doesn't normally turn red hot!) I am thinking of going back to the allergy doc to find out more about this because some things I will react to and some things I won't. Thanks.
 

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I am also mad because I was just reading a list of how very often msg derivatives like "yeast extract" are found in "natural" and "vegetarian/vegan" food products such as chips and sauces and even boca burgers... yuck!!!
 

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hmm...sounds more like food poisoning to me. Especially if you've had msg in the past with no similar reaction...
 

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No I have had similar reaction to MSG before in like chip dips and such, but with sulfites it's a different story. I have food allergies so I always get freaked out when stuff like this happens!!!
 

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Sulfties are like a hit or miss, some beers/wines make me feel terrible while others I am fine with (I like that Frey Organic wines are sulfite free, well at least some of them I Know are) but also, some picked items sorta bother me while others done and some vinegars really effect me (I can no longer use balsamic or coconut vin, but apple cider and red wine are ok)
 

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I think I remember eating this chinese cabbage that was packaged with sulphites in it and it gave me a terrible stomach ache. I have trouble eating some vinegars in cold foods, as well.<br><br>
I'm fine with MSG, though. I actually have a bottle of MSG in my cupboard that I'll add to soups sometimes (it's really just a salt, some people get worked up about it). I don't understand what you mean by a MSG derivative, though.
 

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I would definitely go back to the doctor about it.<br><br>
MSG often makes me feel like crap, really tired, heart rate goes up, etc. But then sometimes it doesn't affect me at all. I just try and avoid it completely though because if it bothers me sometimes then I really shouldn't be putting it into my body and risking having a severe reaction. I try to avoid processed/premade foods and only eat whole foods. Not that I stick to that all the time but I try to stick to it five or six days a week and I feel so much better and I don't worry or stress over ingredients as much. Before going vegan my resting heart rate was in the 90's, after going vegan it was in the 70's and now when I mostly stick to a whole foods diet it's in the 60's. That says a lot to me about how stuff in processed foods affect my body.
 

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<span style="color:#008000;"><b>I get similar reactions to MSG as well. It usually happens about a half hour after eating something with hidden msg. I also feel faint when it happens and I sometimes wonder if I will actually faint in a store or elsewhere some time!<br><br>
And why is it when we contact a food company about MSG in their products, they lie and say yeast extract is not MSG, it's an extract of yeast... Since when can you extract yeast? Truthinlabeling.org says it IS MSG.<br></b></span>
 

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IDreamofSilence, My daughter has had the same reaction, red hot face, panicky reaction, etc from msg. The first time was restaurant Chinese food. She avoids it and sulfites.
 

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Sulfties are like a hit or miss, some beers/wines make me feel terrible while others I am fine with (I like that Frey Organic wines are sulfite free, well at least some of them I Know are) but also, some picked items sorta bother me while others done and some vinegars really effect me (I can no longer use balsamic or coconut vin, but apple cider and red wine are ok)</div>
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Interesting, I never knew some beer/wines have sulfites. I wonder if that is why occasionally when I drink my face flushes and gets all hot an prickly... very unpleasant.
 

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MSG allergy/sensitivity is not supported by science, numerous studies have shown no adverse reaction "even among individuals claiming idiosyncratic intolerance of such foods"<br><br>
just a taste<br><a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273230099913375" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...73230099913375</a><br><a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/027869159390012N" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...7869159390012N</a><br><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-7599.2006.00160.x/abstract" target="_blank">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...160.x/abstract</a>
 

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So do you people react to things like soy sauce?</div>
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For me, only if it has wheat in it. i look for soy sauces that do not have wheat and i am generally ok.</p>
 

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<p>As far as I know MSG is really bad for health, when I was young we use MSG in cooking but after we discover that it has a bad side effect we stop using it. And as far as I remember the effect of it is not immediately it will take time but the effect is really bad. <a href="http://www.resourcesforlife.com/docs/item1225" target="_blank">http://www.resourcesforlife.com/docs/item1225</a></p>
 
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