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My first experience with the aphasia part was about 6 years ago. I am 60 years old and have been experiencing migraines infrequently since I was about 24. My food sensitivities have been increasing with age and as I am in the health care field I have been monitoring it pretty closely and have been able to manage the condition without medication. Yesterday while treating a client I suddenly experienced the kaleidoscope vision, very transient, then the aphasia. That sensation of knowing the words are coming out wrong, then trying unsuccessfully to write down what was happening but you can't because of spelling inability, is truly an alarming experience. It passed and passes within an hour with a mild headache sometimes left behind. I wracked my brain trying to figure out what had triggered it. I KNOW MSG does but I couldn't figure out what I had eaten. THEN I realized the day before when I had been visiting in the hospital I had caved and gotten some food from the fast food place in the lobby. Yogurt with berries and a piece of pumpkin pie. Thought they were both "safe" enough. Obviously not. It is like clockwork - about 24 hours after ingesting MSG, it happens. It used to be difficult to pinpoint these things because of the lag time but over the years being more strict has enabled me to live migraine free without medication.

June 3, 2015 - 4:43am


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