Today I’m having a horrible day dizzy wise so far.

I blame it on eating Coco-Puffs before I went to bed last night. I think I can now safely say that Chocolate has triggered dizziness for me. :evil:

Do any of you avoid chocolate like the plague?

I can get away with small and infrequent amounts of chocolate, such as stealing a bite size candy bar out of my kids trick-or-treat bag. Beyond the small treat every once in a great while, I avoid it, and miss it.

Being female, it is not physiologically possible for me to avoid chocolate. :slight_smile:

That said, I have to be careful with chocolate brownies. Eating more than one (and who can stop at just one?), especially in the evening, seems to disrupt my sleep, presumably the combination of chocolate and sugar?, and that caused a bad WEEK for me last spring.

Unfortunately, I am finding as I get older that certain kinds of chocolate seem to cause me some reflux. So I think twice about those Ghirardelli dark-chocolate squares. :frowning:

How sad that chocolate, an essential ingredient of life, can cause us problems. I would be sadder if I had to give it up entirely.


Hiya theogdenmancan

Are you sure it was the chocolate? There are an awful lot of other ingredients in Coco Puffs that would set me off
way before chocolate itself did.

INGREDIENTS: Cocoa Puffs (Whole Grains (Corn, Oats And Rice) And Corn Flour, Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Glycerin, Canola And/Or Rice Bran Oil, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Sugar, Salt Calcium Carbonate, Caramel And Beet Juice Concentrate Color Red 40, Yellow 5 & 6, Blue 1, Tricalcium Phosphate, Trisodium Phosphate Artifical Flavor, Sucralose, Iron And Zinc (Mineral Nutrients), Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate), A B Vitamin (Nicinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Sulfiting Agents, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Mononitrate), A B Vitamin (Folic Acid), Wheat Starch, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherols) And BHT Added To Preserve Freshness.)

I can have a little dark chocolate without too much trouble. Easy to overdo it though! And then have to pay for it! :frowning:


Up until recently, Chocolate used to be the only common trigger that never bothered me. Now I can’t even tolerate small amounts. Funny cos I was having a pretty good day today and then suddenly started feeling very dizzy. This occurred almost immediately after eating a piece of chocolate taffy.

I’m finally realizing just how important food triggers are in this MAV business. So frustrating…

Best of luck!

Chocolate don’t make me worse or better one way or another. Nothing I can tell anyway.


I would think there’s so little “chocolate” in cocoa puffs… Mostly sugar and corn…and a host of filler/preservatives. I’m lucky it doesn’t bother me. I haven’t found a food trigger… Red wine and lack of sleep are my triggers.

I think avoiding most processed foods would help improve symptoms, but most grocery stores sell food that is complete garbage now!!! :evil:

No more processed cereals for me :mrgreen:


I must say that i love chocolate and never compromise on it. And mostly i used to eat at night. :slight_smile:

I have it in tiny amounts once in a while. Fortunately I dont care for chocolate one way or another but every now and then, I want a bite size piece. I try to go for white if anything.

Cheese is the thing I miss the most. Feel like I’ve lost a limb!

I was a sincere chocaholic. Since dx, I’ve avoided it pretty scrupulously. Not worth the risk of getting fucked up.

Muppo: you just blew my theory about females and chocolate. :slight_smile:

As for cheese, gosh, that’d be hard, too. I have begun to have suspicions about cheddar cheese. I’ve been avoiding it recently for fear that if I do start noticing a connection, I’m going to be too, too sad.