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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 1:28 am 

Joined: Mon May 05, 2008 3:07 pm
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Hello all,

Whenever I eat any food with even small quantities of salt , I experience chest tightness, increased heart beat, pressure in the head, and anxiety. I have been having these symptoms for many years but only recently I found that it was happening because of salt.

If I eat a boiled potato nothing would happen. But if I add some salt to the potato and eat it then within minutes (5 or 10 minutes), I experience the above symptoms.

I tried regular table salt and also Redmond Real Salt but the results were same. I am going to try Himalayan salt crystals.

I get the same symptoms whenever I eat any food containing soy. I am able to avoid soy from my diet. But salt is a required mineral. I do not know what to do. :(

I still didn't check with a doctor because my current insurance plan does not cover much.

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:59 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
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Location: Ottawa
I know that some salt makers add cornstarch to help it run freely or that sea salt has on occassion triggered allergies in those with fish allergies.

I would suggest that you see a Dr to find out what the problem could be. It sounds a bit like the reaction to MSG wome people get.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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