wow..i was just reading that page on MSG...it is kind of scary...I have had some of the worst reactions and believe me it was terrifying! here are the ones that I experienced all at once on one of my most severe times:
flu like achiness
loss of balance
panic attacks(yeah this helped the whole thing even more ....phew!)
insomnia(gees i wonder why!)
chills and shakes
numbness in my face and hands and feet
shortness of breath
and a weird feeling in my mouth...sort of runny..kind of like when you are going to throw up...
I had all of these all at once..I thought I was dying....the adverse reaction developed suddenly. I never had to watch what I ate before..but one night after we had eaten chinese I woke up with all of these symptoms...the good news is i remembered that my brother got headaches from MSG..so i was smart enough to go see if there where other reactions...bingo!
so you might want to watch out...It is in my understanding that allergic reactions/sensitivities can come on suddenly...I guess your body can only tolerate so much of things..and one day....it is the straw that breaks the camel's back...kwim!?
just thought i might share this...some people have never heard how bad MSG is actually for us...I avoid certain restaurants because I know their proprietary season contains MSG~...