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Old 08-29-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I thought I was alone, but I too can not tolerate anything with artificial sweeteners. I use to use Rolaid's as I have had ulcers since I was a child. Then Rolaid's went off the market. So I used equate or tums but found my heartburn was now replaced by terrible stomach cramps & unbearable gas. I do not want to take Zantac or any of those pills as they have been linked to bone cancer & i have already had cancer twice. I just want to be able to sleep lying down without heartburn. I pray if and when Rolaid's returns it does not include these man made poisons called artifical sweeteners. Does anyone know of a tablet form peppermint antacid with natural sugar? I don't care about getting fat as much as I want to sleep. Thank you

Have you talked to your doctor about the heartburn? Have you been tested for the bacteria associated with ulcers (h. pylori)?

Are you overweight? If so, losing weight may reduce or eliminate the reflux that happens when you lie down.

The newer medications for heartburn have good safety profiles, which is the reason some are available over the counter. I know of no association between them and bone cancer. Do you have a source for that info?
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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You can buy peppermint oil at many stores and take it in a small amount of water. Helps within 3-5 min.

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Sucrose is NOT sugar. It's an artificial sweetner. Just fyi. Someone posted it was sugar and that's incorrect.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Sucrose is NOT sugar. It's an artificial sweetner. Just fyi. Someone posted it was sugar and that's incorrect.
Nope. Sucrose is table sugar.

Sucrose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is converted to glucose and fructose when it is digested.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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It's sucralose that's the artificial sweetener, which is manufactured by the selective chlorination of sucrose (table sugar)... usually marketed in yellow packaging (such as "Splenda")

Sucralose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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I find that I am allergic to all artificial sweeteners. The last time I had a reaction was after drinking ice tea that was not labeled "diet" or "low sugar". I became disoriented, nauseated, had trouble walking and keeping my balance. All I could do was go to bed and sleep it off. I felt as if I had been poisoned. Because the label did not indicate "diet" or "sugar free" I had assumed it was ok for me to consume. The ingredients listed on the label included something I had not heard of and I'm assuming it is an artificial sweetener. It is very frustrating because now I must read ALL labels for ingredients. Artificial sweeteners are also in things such as toothpaste, mouthwash, cough syrup, hot chocolate mixes, and many juices not labeled as "diet" or "sugar free". When having a beverage out, I always ask if it contains artificial sweeteners, or I just stick with water. I would like to know why my body reacts as it does to artificial sweeteners. I also think products need to be labeled as containing artificial sweeteners, much like those containing peanuts do. I'm not sure about Stevia. I tasted it, but it does taste like other artificial sweeteners, so I'm reluctant to use it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Have any of you tried Nectresse (sp?)? I'm curious how it tastes?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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I am actually allergic to it. But unlike you I cannot have it at all. If I eat just a little bit of it I go into anaphylaxis shock. I stop breathing, I have to carry an epi-pen with me at all times and have to have a medical alert bracelet on at all times...
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I recently discovered there is only one artificial sweetener that doesn't make me sick: Swerve. I had to order it via mail because I couldn't find it in any grocery store anywhere.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I recently discovered there is only one artificial sweetener that doesn't make me sick: Swerve. I had to order it via mail because I couldn't find it in any grocery store anywhere.
Swerve is erythritol. It is a sugar alcohol. Be aware that too much can cause intestinal problems:

Erythritol Toxicity | LIVESTRONG.COM
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