To say MSG is bad and should not be used for the normal public because some people claim it bothers them is to say that milk is bad and should not be used by the public because some people are lactose intolerant.
At least lactose intolerance has been proven.
And my BP was 185/100 yesterday. And I didn't die. I didn't even feel unusual. The doctor yelled at me to remember my BP medicine though. High systolic (the top number) pressure is a sign of anxiety. It can be raised if you are having an anxiety attack, are in pain, or have been exercising. It's the lower number that is indicative of heart disease. If your systolic BP is going up acutely, I would think panic attack. Perhaps you could try something like ativan the next time you smell something that panics you, it could work.