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#93344 - 05/02/07 04:39 PM gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen noodle
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
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I have frequent gastrointestinal problem after I ate ramen noodles.

Does anyone have this problem ? This happens only when I eat any noodles packages such as korean noodles, ramen, chinese noodles.

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#93348 - 05/02/07 04:59 PM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen noodle [Re: picard120]
FRERAD1776 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/06
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Perhaps it's the melamine.:-)

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#93349 - 05/02/07 05:06 PM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen no [Re: FRERAD1776]
picard120 Offline
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Originally Posted By: FRERAD1776
Perhaps it's the melamine.:-)


oh dam. I thought so. Can someone sound the alarm for mass recall of ramen noodles?? shocked

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#93352 - 05/02/07 05:11 PM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen no [Re: picard120]
Wraith Offline
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Registered: 05/02/07
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It could be monosodium glutamate. I understand a large percentage of americans have an allergy to this chemical. It usually causes varying degrees of indigestion and gastrointestinal problems. My fiancee gets quite ill after having chinese food with MSG in it. Took a long time to figure out why. I've heard it said that the allergy can develop over time or build up in your system, apparently MSG isn't quickly removed from the body.

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#93353 - 05/02/07 05:23 PM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen noodle [Re: picard120]
billym Offline
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I would avoid these all together. Most instant ramen noodles are packed full of MSG, sodium and fat. As a food they have very little nutritional value.

I have experienced all kinds of stomach problems from eating ramen; I consider it to be poison and would be reluctant to even eat it in an emergency. It will just make me sick.

I would look to higher quality alternatives from a health food store / natural market. They do cost more but they are actually good for you as opposed to cheap ramen.

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#93356 - 05/02/07 05:29 PM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen noodle [Re: picard120]
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
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Nope. No problems here and I eat them all the time.

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#93360 - 05/02/07 05:58 PM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen noodle [Re: norad45]
Be_Prepared Offline
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Registered: 12/07/04
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Loc: Massachusetts
The SPRNA "Society for the Prevention of Ramen Noodle Abuse" can help... we've had to work with Scouts with this affliction for years, it usually stems from not the noodles, but, the strange experiments in "mix-ins" with the ramen noodles. We've seen such gastrointenstinal nightmares as ramen with linguica and onions, ramen with Slim Jims, ramen with M&M's (not kidding), ramen with...you guessed it...SPAM.

There's still hope, the SPRNA is here to help :-)
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#93399 - 05/02/07 11:45 PM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen no [Re: Wraith]
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
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Originally Posted By: Wraith
It could be monosodium glutamate. I understand a large percentage of americans have an allergy to this chemical. It usually causes varying degrees of indigestion and gastrointestinal problems. My fiancee gets quite ill after having chinese food with MSG in it. Took a long time to figure out why. I've heard it said that the allergy can develop over time or build up in your system, apparently MSG isn't quickly removed from the body.


my body has no problem digesting MSG since I eat Chinese food frequently. Its the Ramen noodles that cause me great distress. I have no problem eating noodles cooked from a restaurant.

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#93406 - 05/03/07 01:10 AM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen no [Re: picard120]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
is it all noodles, or just the instant/asian varieties?

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#93412 - 05/03/07 02:04 AM Re: gastrointestinal problem after eating ramen noodle [Re: picard120]
ironraven Offline
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I eat them four, five times a week. How much salt do you normally take in, and how much water do you drink when you eat these? They are salty enough that some people have a problem with them.

Again, since you ask us about a health issue about once a week or week and a half, have you talked to a doctor?
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