Chinese Food!

Does anyone know if Chinese food impacts on M.E sufferers?
I recently had a takeaway and felt off all night, resulting in more than usual sleeplessness?
All help appreciated.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. I didn’t think the medical people knew enough to say anything, but, I’ve been really bad after having a really meat pizza and a nearly all meat takeaway, so maybe. Try a different takeaway place to see.

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  2. Depends on how much monosodium glutomate was in the Chinese food (notorious for adding a LOT) and whether you have tolerance to it. I get head-aches and a raging thirst. Not pleasant.

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  3. I Haven’t Been able To Eat Chinese Food For Years. I Thought It Was The MSG, But Who Knows? I Miss It!

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  4. The MSG perhaps? Maybe the salt content could also be a culprit?

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  5. I have no idea, but I know that the MSG is bad for everyone – do you know if there was any in your food? I know here we can ask for the fod to be prepared without it, and I try to remember to do so.

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  6. I’ve read that monosodium glutamate (MSG) – a food additive common in Chinese food can cause many side effects including drowsiness. Here’s an example article from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/msg-is-this-silent-killer_b_491502.html There’s many articles on the web regarding it. Hope this helps. Candice at WryGrass

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  7. Perhaps the often high levels of monosodium glutamate cause problems? It took one of my daughters and me a while to adjust to oyster sauce and other condiments when we first moved to Singapore. Nothing serious – digestive issues and general unease…

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  8. High levels of salt & monosodium glutamate may well have made you feel ill.

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  9. Posted by dawnhosking on September 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I’m not sure about that. I do enjoy chinese but note that I can never eat much of it before my gastric system says ‘enough’. Spice dishes help out with my pain though but once again I can’t eat much.

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