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SistineKid
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Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 - 2:36 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

greetings,
does anyone have experience with glutamate in products that other people are using causing you problems? I have been tying to isolate a strange chemical-ish sickening smell on a close friend, but really haven't had much luck.

I can't go through everything she uses, but there is a lotion with hydrolyzed elastin, hyrdolyzed collagen, and hydrolyzed wheat protein (among other things to include the ubiquitous "fragrance"). The lotion itself doesn't smell bad to me, but I wonder if I may be smelling the glutamate somehow?

Also, I seem to notice that I absolutely go bonkers around a smell prevalent in (what I assume to be) certain laundry detergents/fabric softeners. I smell it on maybe 10% of people I encounter. It's very strong and distinctive to me, yet a coworker can't smell it at all. It's maddening. I don't know what it is (the chemical) or the products that it's in. I'd guess a new long acting synthetic fragrance...maybe something like this? http://www.symrise.com/en/news-media/press-releases/2013/detail/article/symcapR-k-ld-from-symrise-freshens-laundry-for-months.html

I used to get migraines from the smell. Now that I am avoiding glutamate, I usually just get a "headache." I don't have a problem with most scents--sure there are some that I don't really like, but this is really the only one that makes me feel immediately sick.

Thanks all. Be well,
SK
Tom Fernstrom
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Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 - 6:32 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SistineKid,

Years ago when I was first abstaining from MSG, I was so sensitive to it that if I walked into a kitchen where food containing it was being cooked, I would go into A-Fib (which was my reaction to MSG). I even remember walking through the soup aisle at the grocery store where boxes of soup were displayed and having a reaction.

Once I became less sensitive due to abstinence, those inadvertent reactions ceased.:-)
SistineKid
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Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 - 11:55 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Tom. That is an encouraging story! I am looking forward to being less sensitive!
ali
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Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 9:38 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not sure it's a glutamate issue, but i can't tolerate the smell of any chemical cleaners.Be they laundry powders or household cleaners. I actually have a cleaning job for a couple of hours a week and i am guaranteed a headache for the rest of the day that day. Not a lot of fun. I make all my own cleaning and personal care products and since starting to do that i seem to be hyper sensitive to chemical cleaning products.

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