Adverse Reactions to MSG Ingestion LIST symptoms FM/CFS?

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  1. shinlee

    shinlee New Member

    Collected Reports of Adverse Reactions to MSG Ingestion

    Ingestion of processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is known to produce a variety of adverse reactions in some people. These reactions, although seemingly dissimilar, are no more diverse than reactions found as side effects of certain neurological drugs. We do not know why some people experience reactions and others do not. We do not know whether MSG "causes" the condition underlying the reaction, or whether the underlying condition is simply aggravated by the ingestion of MSG. We only know that the reactions listed below are sometimes caused or exacerbated by MSG.

    All forms of MSG (free glutamic acid that occurs in food as a consequence of manufacture) cause these reactions in MSG-sensitive people. That includes MSG found in a plant "growth enhancer" called AuxiGro, and MSG found in a variety of other fertilizers and fungicides that have been approved for spraying on growing crops, including crops identified as "organic."

    Cardiac
    Arrhythmia
    Atrial fibrillation
    Tachycardia
    ..Rapid heartbeat
    ..Palpitations
    Slow heartbeat
    Angina
    Extreme rise or drop
    ..in blood pressure

    Circulatory

    Swelling

    Gastrointestinal

    Diarrhea
    Nausea/vomiting
    Stomach cramps
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    Rectal bleeding
    Bloating

    Muscular

    Flu-like achiness
    Joint pain
    Stiffness
    Neurological
    Depression
    Mood swings
    Rage reactions
    Migraine headache
    Dizziness
    Light-headedness
    Loss of balance
    Disorientation
    Mental confusion
    Anxiety
    Panic attacks
    Hyperactivity
    Behavioral problems
    ..in children
    Attention deficit disorders
    Lethargy
    Sleepiness
    Insomnia
    Numbness or paralysis Seizures
    Sciatica
    Slurred speech
    Chills and shakes
    Shuddering

    Visual

    Blurred vision
    Difficulty focusing
    Pressure around eyes
    Respiratory
    Asthma
    Shortness of breath
    Chest pain
    Tightness in the chest
    Runny nose
    Sneezing

    Urological / Genital

    Bladder pain (with frequency)
    Swelling of the prostate
    Swelling of the vagina
    Vaginal spotting
    Frequent urination
    Nocturia

    Skin

    Hives (may be both ..internal and external)
    Rash
    Mouth lesions
    Temporary tightness or
    ..partial paralysis
    ..(numbness or tingling)
    ..of the skin
    Flushing
    Extreme dryness of
    ..the mouth
    Face swelling
    Tongue swelling
    Bags under eyes


    Endocrine disorders; conditions such as gross obesity, stunted growth, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders caused by MSG-induced damage to the endocrine system; and glaucoma and retinal degeneration (possibly leading to blindness) are not classified as "adverse reactions." When caused by MSG, their roots lie in the destruction of brain cells, possibly years before gross obesity, stunted growth, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and/or retinal degeneration are first observed.
    Research confirming that MSG consumed by laboratory animals causes brain lesions in the area of the hypothalamus has been replicated many times. Research that has claimed to find that MSG is "safe" has always been seriously flawed; and has always been financed, directly or indirectly, by the glutamate industry.

    Obesity, reproductive disorders, and learning impairment, that sometimes become obvious only after puberty, may have their origins in neuroendocrine dysfunction caused by exposure of infants and small children to MSG.