The only thing that I've noticed is that I'm much more sensitive to the taste of salt now. If I eat something that is salty I get "tight" feeling in the back of my throat, kind of like when you eat something sour. The sauce on the ahi probably had more sodium than you realized, and I'm sure the pickled cucumber or ginger was loaded even if you didn't pick up the taste.
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Hi, I do know that some restaurants try to stay totally away from MSG but there's things they say they can't avoid like things that already come to make sauces. (Chinese food) which has been mentioned. I've heard also that almost all the fast food rest have it??
I do not get headache's but I get fluid retention through out my body.. You can literly press anywhere and it will leave a mark if I eat over 1000 mg in a day.
This is probably not the same but I know if I have totally been off sweets then have a treat, I will get a headache... helps me decide how bad I want it LOL
Hi, I range from 750-1300mg/day except for those unknown restaurant meals. I have not experienced headaches or any other symptoms from restaurant meals, except for a bit of fluid retention in my legs, not bad, but then, I wear compression stockings.
Apparently your sodium level in your bloodstream was too low, there's a balance that they want to keep. I'm wondering what my level is, since I've been on this lower sodium intake. I have an MD appt. next month, I might call her and ask her to order a level before I see her. I do not have cardiac problems, which is why most people have restricted intake, I do have ankle edema which probably led to the whopping infection I got when traveling, the stasis set up a nice environment for bacteria to grow, while I was sitting in a car for many hours.
I wonder if the restaurant used food containing MSG, which causes headaches in some people. Chinese restaurants are the ones who use that more than others.
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I figured some of you might be able to help me with this. :)
I've been keeping my sodium intake way low (too low actually, my cardiac rehab people told me to eat more!) at around 1,000 mgs a day if I'm lucky. I've upped that recently to around 1,300 a day and am trying to get back up to 1,500 mgs a day...
So, last night I went out to a restaurant and ate a healthy meal of the green salad (only extras were raisins and sunflower seeds - no idea if salted or not) with a few dips into a balsamic vinaigrette and the Ahi Tuna appetizer as an entree (just tuna with very little sauce drizzled on the plate and some kind of cucumber, pickled perhaps?). I didn't think it was too high in sodium; but it's restaurant food and somehow they manage to have more sodium in meals than expected...
I woke up in the middle of the night with a headache...
Right, the question: Do you find, once you have adjusted to a lower sodium diet, that you have any unexpected effects (such as headaches!) from eating a high sodium meal? If so, what effects do you get?
Any related info is appreciated. Happy sparking!
Thanks! -Alexia (the ramble-y one!) :)
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