YES! I almost died from it! My throat swelled shut, I would get big huge itchy burning welts all over. if anything pressed on my skin it would swell and burn. If I ate something with it in it, my insides would swell. It would feel like I was going to die! I almost went crazy trying to figure out what was wrong with me. You will have to read lots of labels and memorize which items to stay away from! I use Tom's toothpaste, burts bee's soaps and shampoo's, or Jasons, or Just say yes to carrots. Medicines have it, cremes and lotions, many things that soak into your skin and needs to stay wet contains it. Gravy, frostings, cakemixes, flavored coffees. I had to cook all natural for months to get my body to stop reacting to it! If you need to talk to someone...my email is email@example.com...You are not alone!View Thread
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