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Did I have an allergic reaction to msg? I take mirapex .5mg for rls. While eating a chinese meal i became violently ill within a minute - lost all color, sweat profusely, skin cold and clammy, was incoherent, extreme nausea and profound sick feeling, no

Did I have an allergic reaction to msg? I take mirapex .5mg for rls.  While eating a chinese meal i became violently ill within a minute - lost all color, sweat profusely, skin cold and clammy, was incoherent, extreme nausea and profound sick feeling, no

Sounds like MSG: Reaction, also called chinese restaurant syndrome. Results from severe vasodilation of blood vessels as an idiosyncratic/exaggerated response to msg (everybody gets at least a little of that if the dose is high enough, some are very sensitive to even small amounts). I don't think the RLS or the Mirapex (pramipexole) are related, but you could share the story with your doc. Some asian places don't use msg. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I see msg on the labels on canned soup? Is msg bad for everybody or only if you are allergic to it?

MSG: Only some individuals appear to be sensitive to msg. In some it will trigger a migraine, a rash, a panic attack or quak's syndrome. Most folks are not sensitive to it and will not know it is in their food. It can also cause ectopic ventricular activity or paf in sensitive individuals. (personal experience). ...Read more

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If im allergic to msg am i allergic to seaweed?

No: The msg reaction is usually more of a biologic reaction than allergic. There is no relationship between seaweeds and msg. ...Read more

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I think i'm allergic to msg. What foods should I avoid?

MSG: Msg is now used as an additive to a number of foods and not just in some chinese food. You need to read labels of all packaged foods carefully to avoid it. ...Read more

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Every time i eat any kind of food that contain msg, there are cysts on my face area..Does it meant that i'm allergic to msg?

Every time i eat any kind of food that contain msg, there are cysts on my face area..Does it meant that i'm allergic to msg?

No.: Msg has been implicated in many food reactions, but data supporting this has been very weak. It has not been associated with cysts. ...Read more

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Does msg cause insomnia?

Does msg cause insomnia?

MSG insominia: The short answer is "yes." insomnia is a common symptom of msg intolerance. ...Read more

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What are side effects of msg usually?

What are side effects of msg usually?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more

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Are food intolerances like msg and onion permanent?

Food Intolerance : Unfortunately they do tend to be permanent although they can fluctuate and sometimes regress in symptoms. ...Read more

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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) harmful?

Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early death, a condition called abnormal apoptosis. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more