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Thread: Green Lipped Mussels make me sick!

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    Unhappy Green Lipped Mussels make me sick!

    I've had green lipped mussels three times now and they really do make me sick . First time was on recce in Coromandel, had a mussel platter and got a very upset stomach and was sick, as was DS so put it down to preparation despite the restaurant looking completely OK. I had some last Xmas at office do, same again and put it down to alcohol consumption but since that was not excessive I did wonder if it was mussels. Tried a third time, just one mussel with a meal, no booze and had similar symptoms just no so severe.

    According to Google these are known side effects of the extract of the mussel so I guess I'm just really sensitive to them

    I 'm fine with the black mussel in Europe - tried them again when we went back on holiday and no problem at all.
    Anyone else had a reaction?

    Simon

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    Nah. Love Green Lipped Mussels.
    Never had a problem with em.

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    Same here- love them, never had a problem.

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    I know someone who can't touch green-lipped mussels specifically, though fine with European ones, so it does happen. Poor you!

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    I'm not saying this is what happens to everyone who gets sick eating green lipped mussels but always good to know when and where there are marine biotoxin alerts.

    http://www.foodsmart.govt.nz/food-safety/hunting-collecting-fishing/seafood-gatherers/

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    It's possible you're allergic to something found in green-lipped muscles. I personally have no problem with them and could eat them by the ton!

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    Not a problem here by the sound of it, but something to be aware of when travelling:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10853006

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10853004

    The poor woman.

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    I would run to the nearest doctor. I am allergic to peanuts and it sounds very much like what happens to me. I progressed quickly from mild reactions to a very serious anaphylactic reaction. GI reactions are a common reaction (not always the throat tightening, etc) and can be fatal. In the meantime, stay far away from mussels including anything that might be cross-contaminated.

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    I agree with Dell. Better have a doctor check if you are allergic to some substance in green lipped mussels. It might also be something the mussels filtered out of the water. That I guess is the problem with mussels in general. They take up any and all chemicals from the water.

    I just ate my first portion a few days ago, ignoring the disgusted sounds of my OH, and really enjoyed it. Lucky me I didn't have any bad reaction.

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    Thank's for the concern but I'm sure it is not an allergic reaction, it's an intolerance and matches exactly the side effects of green mussel extract.
    I don't react to any other shellfish and I eat a LOT of it and I would react to that if I had an allergy.

    I'm just not eating green lipped mussels in the same way I've switched to soya milk in my porridge because cow's milk upsets my stomach because I am probably starting to get lactose intolerant in my dotage.

    Simon

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