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Hi all,

 

Is it possible that I may be having a bad reaction to some Chinese food I ate last night? I wonder if it might be the MSG in the Chinese food that is making my w/d symptoms (massive anxiety) worse.

 

Has anyone else had a similar reaction, or am I completely nuts??

Zoloft 50mg for 7.5 years

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Some people become sensitive to additives and other ingredients in food.

 

There seems to be some similarity to the food sensitivities suffered by people on MAOIs, which affect neurotransmitter function but in a different way from SSRIs.

 

There's a diet for people who are taking MAOIs:

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/maois/HQ01575

 

You may wish to avoid foods that people on MAOIs avoid, at least for a while, until you are somewhat less sensitive to foods.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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Hi all,

 

Is it possible that I may be having a bad reaction to some Chinese food I ate last night? I wonder if it might be the MSG in the Chinese food that is making my w/d symptoms (massive anxiety) worse.

 

Has anyone else had a similar reaction, or am I completely nuts??

 

I became sensitive to msg after c/t lexapro. I never had a problem with it before.
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Right, msg is one of those additives people on MAOIs avoid.

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Wow, interesting. I will stay away from it from now on.

Zoloft 50mg for 7.5 years

Developed akathisia while on the drug Dec. 2009

Severe withdrawal/damage

Drug-free since May 5, 2011

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yea, i dropped chinese food entirely after a few over-stimulating reactions.

"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

- Zimmerman

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Some people become sensitive to additives and other ingredients in food.

 

There seems to be some similarity to the food sensitivities suffered by people on MAOIs, which affect neurotransmitter function but in a different way from SSRIs.

 

There's a diet for people who are taking MAOIs:

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/maois/HQ01575

 

You may wish to avoid foods that people on MAOIs avoid, at least for a while, until you are somewhat less sensitive to foods.

 

Interesting that some of these foods are the same ones that can trigger migraine, which apparently can be triggered by tyramine also. One of my withdrawal problems was migraine.
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Yes, I think they tend to do something to blood pressure.

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