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Old 01-22-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm on another health group and so MANY don't know WHY they are ending up for starters with a lot of nerve damage. There are probably 100 reasons for nerve damage issues.

These neurotoxins added to food/drinks is adding to our body's load. MSG bad too and then there are the massive fluorides we have been taking in for 7 decades. FAN gives one uneducated on this disaster is a good start on the education of fluorides in our foods/water and enough drugs.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:07 PM
 
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A while back I switched to stevia to eliminate sugar in my coffee. Wasn't taking more than 3-4 tablespoons a day, depending on whether I had one or two coffees. About three weeks later I was getting itchy rashes and hives on my back and sides. Went to two doctors who both misdiagnosed it and gave me some expensive prescription cremes. Nothing got better. Finally I sat down and thought about it, and tried to figure out if anything had changed in my diet or life. After a while, it occurred to me that I had switched to the stevia sweetener. Went on line, and found someone who had these rashes on their face and had traced it to stevia. I stopped the stevia in my coffee and the rashes soon went away. Who knew? I read labels very carefully now, and see it in all sorts of foods.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:31 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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A while back I switched to stevia to eliminate sugar in my coffee. Wasn't taking more than 3-4 tablespoons a day, depending on whether I had one or two coffees. About three weeks later I was getting itchy rashes and hives on my back and sides. Went to two doctors who both misdiagnosed it and gave me some expensive prescription cremes. Nothing got better. Finally I sat down and thought about it, and tried to figure out if anything had changed in my diet or life. After a while, it occurred to me that I had switched to the stevia sweetener. Went on line, and found someone who had these rashes on their face and had traced it to stevia. I stopped the stevia in my coffee and the rashes soon went away. Who knew? I read labels very carefully now, and see it in all sorts of foods.
I believe you. Stevia is a plant and you can be allergic to it just as you can be allergic to any plant. I've never heard of being allergic to stevia but since I'm so allergy prone, I try not to use it every day.

Stevia is related to ragweed so that would indicate that if you're allergic to ragweed, you need to be careful. And especially, I would think you should be extra careful of using stevia during ragweed season. There's the danger of overload. OP, good for you for doing the detective work and figuring out what was causing this.

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Old 03-08-2016, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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On stevia use....that's a LOT of stevia 3-4 T a day ... yikes. When I use it, it's like a drop in my coffee. I've never had an issue with Stevia.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:25 PM
 
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I am allergic to all artificial sweetness, even Stevia. Right now, a little bit puts me into a asthma attack but I've also had throat swelling & hives so I must carry a epi-pen. I have to read labels on EVERYTHING! I also can smell the fake sugar crap. It really sucks, my fibromyalgia has gotten worse & I have yet to get my asthma under control. The checkout lanes are the pits, I'm afraid one time I'll pass out from the several attacks I have while checking out. Could be worse, hasn't killed me so I'm thankful for that.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I sent you a DM on asthma help...
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:43 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I am allergic to all artificial sweetness, even Stevia. Right now, a little bit puts me into a asthma attack but I've also had throat swelling & hives so I must carry a epi-pen. I have to read labels on EVERYTHING! I also can smell the fake sugar crap. It really sucks, my fibromyalgia has gotten worse & I have yet to get my asthma under control. The checkout lanes are the pits, I'm afraid one time I'll pass out from the several attacks I have while checking out. Could be worse, hasn't killed me so I'm thankful for that.
I hope you can have regular sugar. You must have other allergies, right? Asthma is usually caused by an allergy to something. Something you're eating or breathing.

I used to get sick in the check out lanes too and the soap and other scented product aisles in the grocery store. I had to go totally unscented on everything and had to use an air purifier. Things got somewhat better. I hope it does for you. Fibromyalgia is the pits--I had that too and allergies are a part of it in most cases.
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:55 AM
 
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Some boday are allergic to artificial sweeteners. For example, the person with PKU cannot eat food with aspartame
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Check every label and even beware of so called natural products. I'm very sensitive to artificial sweeteners of all kinds. I can only use the Trader Joe's and Jason's toothpastes. Even Tom's of Maine has lots of artificial sweetener in the mouthwash and toothpaste. Can't use. Abdominal spasms, burning tongue and hives if I have the smallest bit.
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Old 08-15-2016, 02:11 PM
 
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I wish that everyone who has an allergy to artificial sweeteners, regardless of how slight, would send an e-mail to their Congressman and ask him to introduce legislation that would provide for warning labels on all foods containing artificial sweeteners. I realize this may raise prices for some users of these products, but for those who suffer from allergies, it could save a life. I know that I am NOT the only one affected by allergic reactions to artificial sweeteners.
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