Posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 11:20pm
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

Does anyone know if MSG is safe? I know it is not the healthiest of foods, but will it cause a reaction?

Posted on: Fri, 05/28/2004 - 12:20am
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

A few websites that you may want to check out regarding MSG:
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Posted on: Sun, 05/30/2004 - 6:14am
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mistey, I started to answer this question on Friday morning when I got called away by a lengthy telephone call.
Do you mean "safe" for PA people?
I'm sure that sometimes MSG is listed just under the heading artificial flavourings and seasonings, but I know a lot of times it is listed as a separate ingredient.
My PA son is 8 and definitely would have consumed MSG along the way. He has not had a reaction to it specifically.
For myself, I try to avoid MSG because I have migraines and if I eat MSG and combine it with some of my other migraine triggers I'm more at risk of getting one. Same as aspartame.
But as far as a PA person being able to consume MSG, my son does.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2007 - 12:57pm
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Joined: 09/11/2007 - 09:00

I was under the impression that msg is related to soy. Here a link about soy and somewhere in there it says it
Miso is soy too isn't it?
It's interesting that I found that article. That was always my theory after my dd got seriously ill at the beginning of the school year when in her school that very same year lunches were "improved" with more soy than years prior.
She was able to eat soy before then so my guess is that as tested when a baby and was positive but wasn't reacting so long as whe was below the threshold. After having too much soy and going over the threshold she has remained highly allergic to it.
[This message has been edited by onedayatatime (edited August 21, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 08/22/2007 - 2:18am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

My DH never feels well after eating anything with MSG. He's never had hives and has no known allergies, but MSG bothers him. He gets nauseous, racing heartbeat, etc.

Posted on: Wed, 08/22/2007 - 12:17pm
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

I just posted a few weeks ago about my son having a serious itchy hive reaction and we ended up in the ER...looks like it might be MSG related. We are waiting for more test results to show the cause, but the allergist did say on the phone the other day that people have/do react to MSG with hives, upset stomach, migraines, headaches, itchy areas anywhere on body, etc. Crazy as I did not know that people had reactions to it until I did a ton of research online and here on this board.
The allergist said there isn't any tests for reactions to MSG, but that a way to find out is to eliminate any other possible food reactions and then give the person MSG and see "what happens". yikes. we may have to do that if we can't figure out what it was, too.

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