Spike from KFC (MSG)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Hopeful1, Dec 1, 2016.

    1. Hopeful1
      Depressed

      Hopeful1 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      I had fried chicken at KFC 3 hours ago... I now have a spike in my tinnitus... I googled to find that KFC uses MSG generously.

      Is there anything to counter the effect of MSG? Like by eating rice to dilute the effect?
       
    2. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      Vitamin C.
       
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      Hopeful1
      Depressed

      Hopeful1 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
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    4. Mike TerMaaten

      Mike TerMaaten Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 20, 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck
      MSG is TERRIBLE! If you want to make your tinnitus acutely worse, consume something with MSG.

      It can be hell.

      NO JACK IN THE BOX CHICKEN SANDWICHES, or anything like that for me anymore.
       
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    5. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Strangely KFC/fast food has no effect on my tinnitus. Weird.
       
    6. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
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      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      KFC tends to agitate my lower bowel more than my tinnitus.
       
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    7. DreiT
      Paranoid

      DreiT Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo caffeine insomnia earbuds
      I had some KFC and I've been having a spike for 2 days now.

      When did yours go back to baseline? I hate this condition.
       
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    8. Detroit Guy

      Detroit Guy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Lasix
      Water.
       
    9. Drachen
      Tired

      Drachen Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Currently unknown; likely noise-induced
      I can't speak to any certainty how long anyone's spike may last, but I would assume ones as a result of specific meals would take less than a week. Your body should reset itself and move along to the more recent meals you consume.

      The best way from what I can tell to eliminate any lingering MSG in your system is to drink plenty of water, avoid sodium, and definitely avoid any other sources of MSG.
       
    10. Samwise_The_Loud
      Cloud9

      Samwise_The_Loud Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Devon, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/Noise Exposure
      Holy hell glad I am not alone. I just had KFC yesterday and suffered possibly one of the worst spikes ever. My normal 3-4/10 hissing jumped to like 8/10 unmaskable hell. I've had salty foods with maybe a small increase, but nothing like this.

      I can report after roughly 24 hours it has gone down and continues to go down, but I'm just shocked at how much worse this was than any noise spike I've had.

      I guess I'm never having KFC ever again.
       
    11. CW Dragon
      Conehead

      CW Dragon Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Midwest USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Impulse Noise
      MSG should be banned.
       
    12. kingsfan
      Haunting

      kingsfan Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Monosodium Glutamate in the Diet Does Not Raise Brain Glutamate Concentrations or Disrupt Brain Functions

      The key findings have been that (a) the ingestion of MSG in the diet does not produce appreciable increases in glutamate concentrations in blood, except when given experimentally in amounts vastly in excess of normal intake levels; and (b) the blood-brain barrier effectively restricts the passage of glutamate from the blood into the brain, such that brain glutamate levels only rise when blood glutamate concentrations are raised experimentally via non-physiologic means.
       
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