That's so interesting Mary! I never would've thought of it, but now that you mention it, my brother gets terrible migraines anytime that he goes near MSG so it'd probably be a good place for me to start. I can't tolerate pantothenic acid either so I might have to look into the taurine (thanks for the tip!).
Amazingly, I slept so much better last night than I have done in years. This week I've cut out soy, most fortified foods including cereal ( which is my favourite food but as I'm highly sensitive to most B vitamins, I figured I'd have to at least try and give it up), apple cider vinegar, probiotics and most processed food apart from bread, pizza and Penguin biscuits! Haha.
It could also be down to being on antibiotics, having the first major flare up of fatigue last week that I've had in 7 years, and a fluctuation in hormones. I also switched my Melatonin supplement to one which doesn't contain B6. I've done this before and it didn't make a difference, but perhaps it helped when combined with the other things. I also skipped my usual fruit smoothie with yoghurt and spinach.
Going to try and replicate what I did yesterday today and hope it brings the same result. Might try removing the fortified bread too.
It's weird, my whole brain chemistry feels different. The space inside my head feels full and heavy again, like the blood and everything else is flowing to where it needs to be. Whereas for the past few years it's felt completely light and empty ( day and night) and been lacking that lovely heaviness behind your eyes that makes you feel tired at the end of the day.
Hope you manage to see further improvements with your sleep too!