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Doctor insights on: Msg Allergy Symptoms

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of msg allergy?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of msg allergy?

MSG myth : Msg allergy is used to be a topic of discussion back in the 70's however to date, several studies have failed to demonstrate a relationship or causal effect of msg to any allergy symptoms. Plus, its molecule is too small to induce allergy. However, some individuals might experience headache or bodily ache after consuming it and it's likely due to intolerance to msg. ...Read more

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I suddenly get lots of shimmering wiggly lines in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg, even a small amount does it.Allergy or seizure trigger?

I suddenly get lots of shimmering wiggly lines in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg, even a small amount does it.Allergy or seizure trigger?

Migraine aura: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is a very common migraine trigger. Gluten can be a trigger for people with intolerance to wheat, barley, etc. A normal eeg is only 70% sensitive/ likely to pick epileptiform abnormalities; nonetheless, seeing wiggly lines soon after eating food triggers is very characteristic of migraine aura. A neurologist can help track your triggers and treat migraines. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get lots of floaters in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg in them.Even a small amount like in flavoured chips.Allergy or seizure trigger?

I get lots of floaters in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg in them.Even a small amount like in flavoured chips.Allergy or seizure trigger?

Doubtful: I question that these are related at all. But if you have a lot of floaters , be sure to see an eye doctor especially if you are very near-sighted. ...Read more

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Daughter had gotten week long fever the past 4 times she's gone to Chinese buffet. Can MSG cause this? No other symptoms.

Daughter had gotten week long fever the past 4 times she's gone to Chinese buffet. Can MSG cause this? No other symptoms.

Food related : If she has symptoms like vomiting , diarrhea stomach pain could be related to Chinese food . But fever alone and no other symptoms unlikely related to food. ...Read more

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Please could you list common food chemical sensitivities for me, e.G. Msg.Ongoing non diagnosis IBS symptoms & feeling full/nausea. Trying to eliminate stuf?

Please could you list common food chemical sensitivities for me, e.G. Msg.Ongoing non diagnosis IBS symptoms & feeling full/nausea. Trying to eliminate stuf?

See a DR: Have you been checked for mononucleosis (mono)? Get a precise diagnosis. Forget about "chemical sensitivities" which is a term used by ignorant people to steal money from other ignorant people. Forget about ginger ; thistle: save your money. Enlarged spleen should not be ignored. It is probably serious. ...Read more

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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?

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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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) bad for you?

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