Date: 4/23/2007 12:08:07 P.M. Pacific Standard Time (Me
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Thanks for your work on the website. At 34 years old, I’ve now deduced I am allergic to MSG. I hope my story can help others discover if they have similar reactions to MSG. I also wouldn’t be surprised if statistically there are many people unaware they suffer from MSG because it’s so hard to pin point.
My story: A few years ago I had to go to emergency room and the doctors diagnosed me with Vertigo. I was throwing up, extremely dizzy, asthma, left side of face swollen, felt drunk. The extreme dizziness persisted and degraded slowly for about 3 weeks. From there on, ENT’s, dizziness specialist, neurologists, allergists all couldn’t pin point a cause or a solution. Over about 3 weeks I slowly got my balance back.
It wasn’t until 1 year later I went to the same Chinese restaurant I went to the year before when I got “vertigo”. While sipping on the soup, my coworkers said the left side of my face was swelling. I ate some more buffet and my face swelled more – so I stopped eating. By the time I was back to the office, I felt like I’d had about 10 beers, my left side of my face (mostly left eye) was swelling and I had asthma. At that point, all the past experiences added up. My vertigo spell was caused by MSG. Duhhhhhhh!!!
Thinking back, I recalled most dried fruits followed by asthma; plenty of times I recall Chinese food giving me asthma and I even recalled being wheezy with red wines.
Backtracking, I recalled the dizziness specialist concluded my left ear may have been damaged and was only signaling to my brain about 50% of the balance signals. My right ear was talking to my brain fine, but the left wasn’t. Since any swelling I get with MSG reactions seem to affect my left side of my body and never the right side – it made sense.
So, now I use this technique: Anytime I get asthma, I think about what I just ate recently. Even if it’s very mild asthma I usually can trace it to MSG like some sausages and even seemingly harmless things like Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. L
To me, the gov’t/food industry should much more accurately label or remove products with this dangerous food ingredient. Like me for 34 years, people are being effectively poisoned more than we realize.
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