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    definitely can relate, i gotta pretty bad headaches from the stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice View Post
    one of those brands added milk back into their "dark" recipe...could that be the problem?
    Here's the ingredients list off the one in my drawer (Green & Black's 85%): organic chocolate, organic cocoa butter, organic cocoa, organic raw cane sugar, organic vanilla extract.
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    perhaps the caffeine jolt then?!

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    I used to get nauseated after eating an entire bar. Until one day I got sick and fasted for 3 days because I was nauseated all of the time. And eversince I can eat an entire bar without side effects
    well then

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    Tryptophan overdose?
    The Side Effects Of L-tryptophan | LIVESTRONG.COM

    It's the substance in chocolate that helps boost serotonin levels, and is awesome in appropriate quantities, but apparently can cause some discomfort if over-consumed. Don't know if there's enough in dark chocolate to cause this, but looks like you might have crossed that particular threshold!

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    Thanks every one for the suggestions, I do not think it is sugar or caffeine related. I do feel it may be L-trytophan, read a little about it. Most of all I may just cut out chocolate all together, it is not necessary and after the consequence I got from the dark chocolate the thought makes me shiver. I know I ate too much of it I just couldn't believe how poorly it made me feel

    easy enough -- my body does not want or need dark chocolate, just going to stay away from now on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by freedom.please View Post
    easy enough -- my body does not want or need dark chocolate, just going to stay away from now on...
    Dark chocolate can be a powerful migraine trigger for some people (as can anything else with tannic acid, like red wine, coffee, and black tea). Did you have light and/or sound sensitivity with the nausea and nasty headache? That was probably a migraine.

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    75g is way too much chocolate at once -- that's 3/4 of the entire bar. The average serving size is 40g. I used to eat nearly an entire bar of that exact chocolate almost every day, and I often felt the same as you did, minus the headache. Fatigued, sluggish, nauseated, moody, etc. I rarely eat cacao now, but if I do, I try to limit it to less than 20g (ideally around 10g).

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    try 90% chocolate. It's like, the very essence of cocoa, which is to say, bitter. You'll never be able to OD on it and it's very healthy. Definitely solves a chocolate craving!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedom.please View Post
    Last night I treated myself to about 75g of Green & Blacks 85% dark chocolate.. oh boy... this was not good. I quickly took on a nauseous stomach and a really bad head ache.

    -apparently too much dark chocolate can have some pretty upsetting side effects

    -Who else has had similar experiences?
    -Does any one have suggestions how to get over this? (just have to give it time?)
    -Why does this happen?

    very interesting but not how I wanted to find out!
    I actually had just 6 squares of the same stuff today, that is half a serving. You ate 2 1/2 servings. The fiber alone is gonna give you issues, then the sugar, then the caffeine... Next time, just have the 1 serving..
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