My friend sent me a whole bunch of information she got when she went to Kaiser's headache clinic. I went last year and didn't get any of the info. Weird. Anyways, among the interesting things she sent was a list of all of the different names for MSG. I had no idea it was called so many different things, including 'natural flavoring'. I know for sure MSG is a trigger for migraines for me and avoid it, but have been feeding myself all of the other forms almost daily. No wonder I'm having a migraine almost every day! I wonder if this is the cause? I'm on a quest now to keep all forms of MSG out of my diet and see if it makes a difference. The trouble is, I'm trying too many things at the same time to be sure what will help the problem. A good scientist knows you test one variable at a time. I'm increasing my propranolol, adding back topamax and now looking to get rid of MSG from my diet all at the same time. I guess if the migraines go away, I can start cutting out the different medicines and see if the migraines come back. I'm hopeful that one day I won't have to take anything and still be pain free.
I just bought a dozen V8 juice because they are 'healthy'. Guess what the second to last ingredient is? Yep, Natural Flavoring. I guess those will sit on the shelf until my experiment is over along with the Tuna, cake mixes, soda, soup, candy and gum. Who knew eating could be so difficult?