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Monosodium Glutamate sensitivity?

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  • Posted By: Lane123
  • June 3, 2008
  • 05:28 AM

Does anyone have severe MSG sensitivity?

I have had 2 identical episodes over the past 2 months. They start with right shoulder pain and difficulty taking a deep breath on one day. The next day I develop severe upper epigastric pain and palpatations at which point on both occasions I have checked my heart rate to find it in the upper 30's. I also have swelling of hands, feet and lower legs and a headache.

The first time I was treated with nexium for NSAID induced gastritis. No-one could explain the low pulse/palpitations. Everything resolved after about a week. Now, 2 months later, they are all back and I haven't even looked at an Ibubrofen!

I suddenly realised that both episodes started on a Saturday evening. And on both occasions I had visited a particular Thai restaurant on the Thursday before. Could there possibly be a link with this? I have read about MSGs and some of the side effects - that they can aggrevate a peptic ulcer and can interfere with thyroid function - but 48 hours after ingestions seems a little delayed.
Anyone got any ideas?

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