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Reading some of these posts, it seems to me that MSG could be contributing to a large number of these complaints. MSG is a neurotoxin that some people are more sensitive to than others. The clincher is that MSG is not just an additive in Chinese foods, but it is present in almost ALL processed foods, especially soups and sauces.
In the U.S. manufacturers are not required to list MSG on the label if the MSG is contained within another ingredient. Examples of ingredients that contain MSG are hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed yeast, whey protein, and many others. Nondescript ingredients such as "natural flavors" may contain MSG.
Aspartame in diet sodas and sugar substitutes have a similar neurotoxicity. I think it would be wise for anyone who has had a vaso-vagal reaction to consider that they might be sensitive to these food additives.
For more information, there are many sites on the dangers of MSG, including a book by Russel Blaylock, "Excitotixins, the Taste that Kills".