MSG is a trigger for me

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Posted by henk ( on July 31, 2001 at 18:32:20:

In Reply to: food????? posted by Gizi on July 31, 2001 at 13:00:56:

Hi Gizi,

Yup, it does make sense to me.
MSG is a food additive that is a huge trigger for me.
MSG: mono-sodium-glutamate, or E621 in Europe, it's a 'flavour enhancer' or even worse: 'flavour refiner' as if it has to do with fine cooking *grin*
I'll add immediately that though some others also mention MSG as a trigger, the majority of clusterheads seem to have no problem with it!

In my case I dance much more per day ( or night ) for 24 .. 36 hours after ingesting a certain amount.

I think that finding food triggers is tricky. I got a clear clue after an evening with lots of chinese food followed by a horrible night and day. Since I knew that chinese food is often loaded with MSG, it was easy to find the culpritt and I started avoiding it.

But if you don't pay attention to it, you'll ingest it nearly every day. Ruling out *every* substance in your diet would be quite some work :)

From what i've seen on this board, food in most cases doesn't trigger CH, but as always, there are exceptions to rules.

If you have any "edible triggers" I hope you'll find them soon!

Good luck,


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