MSG-sensitivitySubj: MSG, Fibromyalgia,
Date: 10/12/98 6:34:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time
I think I have discovered something important at least from my stand-point. You see I have always felt there is a connection between MSG toxicity, Hypoglycemia, and my Fibromyalgia symptoms. Since Fibromyalgia seems to be on the rise I thought you might find this interesting.
I have noticed that I have severe pain throughout my joints and muscles shortly after experiencing a severe hypoglycemic reaction. However, my hypoglycemic reactions are only severe once in awhile. Usually I have a time frame of approximately 15-30 minutes to get something to eat before anything serious occurs. But when I have accidently consumed MSG the day prior, I notice that my time frame for a hypoglycemic reaction is shortened to a few minutes (not usually enough time to grab something to eat). When this occurs I get my usual MSG reactions, combined with low blood sugar symptoms. The symptoms go away as soon as I eat but the typical Fibromyalgia syndrome sets in shortly after. I think the main reason the Fibromyalgia comes out at this time is because it feels like all my muscles have been exhausted of energy. I have noticed that I can have MSG reactions without Hypoglycemia, and Hypoglycemia without MSG and not result in Fibromyalgia. I also believe the MSG causes my blood sugar to drop 10 + milligrams within minutes, resulting in hypoglycemic reactions that are more severe than if MSG were not present.
I find it very interesting that Dr. Blaylock mentions in his book (don't know the page number--someone else has my book) that as the blood sugar decreases, glutamate toxicity increases. I think this might be the case with most toxins.
Just wanted to share what I found to be fascinating...
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