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Old 04-05-2018, 11:37 AM
 
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I think I may be allergic to artificial sweeteners. I can’t use the packets or have it in diet soda. I don’t break out in hives or get rashes, but I feel bad after consumption. It doesn’t happen right away, but after a couple of uses. I never thought of artificial sweetener being in foods. I always thought the foods that contained it were clearly labeled as part of the advertising. This is interesting to know it can be an ingredient in multiple food items.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:50 AM
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I think I may be allergic to artificial sweeteners. I can’t use the packets or have it in diet soda. I don’t break out in hives or get rashes, but I feel bad after consumption. It doesn’t happen right away, but after a couple of uses. I never thought of artificial sweetener being in foods. I always thought the foods that contained it were clearly labeled as part of the advertising. This is interesting to know it can be an ingredient in multiple food items.
Yes you have to look at the label, you'll find them in all sorts of places.


However, it is virtually impossible to be allergic to "artificial sweeteners" as they are a bunch of diverse molecules - all quite different. The chances that you would happen to be allergic to all those different molecules at the same time is highly unlikely.


You may want to figure out which one is causing you problems.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:05 AM
 
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Stevia and Truvia - while proclaiming they are not made from artificial ingredients, are made from a plant that a large percentage of people are allergic to: RAGWEED! After proclaiming for months and months how wonderful this new sweetener was, I began with microscopic itching all over my body, to extreme itching all over plus a bout of vertigo (attributed to the allergic reaction) that I have not gotten over in the past year… All caused from my allergy to ragweed. There needs to be some warning on this product to vanyone who is allergic To this plant as I can put you into anaphylactic shock. Unfortunately truvia/stevia is being added to many food products without being named on the labels. How do I bring this to the attention of the food and health administration?
Since I stopped using this ragweed by-product, I have had a much greater sensitivity to all other artificial sweeteners - and I am itching excessively after just finishing a bowl of fat free yogurt sprinkled with Splenda. As a result of my hypoglycemia and pre-diabetes, I cannot use regular sugar, honey, etc...
Any suggestions...are there any allergy tests for artificial sweeteners?
Down South in Dixie,
Lisette
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I use only Stevia in small amounts for my coffee and I seem fine.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Stevia and Truvia - while proclaiming they are not made from artificial ingredients, are made from a plant that a large percentage of people are allergic to: RAGWEED! After proclaiming for months and months how wonderful this new sweetener was, I began with microscopic itching all over my body, to extreme itching all over plus a bout of vertigo (attributed to the allergic reaction) that I have not gotten over in the past year… All caused from my allergy to ragweed. There needs to be some warning on this product to vanyone who is allergic To this plant as I can put you into anaphylactic shock. Unfortunately truvia/stevia is being added to many food products without being named on the labels. How do I bring this to the attention of the food and health administration?
Since I stopped using this ragweed by-product, I have had a much greater sensitivity to all other artificial sweeteners - and I am itching excessively after just finishing a bowl of fat free yogurt sprinkled with Splenda. As a result of my hypoglycemia and pre-diabetes, I cannot use regular sugar, honey, etc...
Any suggestions...are there any allergy tests for artificial sweeteners?
Down South in Dixie,
Lisette
Which products have stevia added without it being on the label?
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:36 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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Since I stopped using this ragweed by-product, I have had a much greater sensitivity to all other artificial sweeteners - and I am itching excessively after just finishing a bowl of fat free yogurt sprinkled with Splenda.
?If you know you are sensitive to artificial sweeteners why do you use them?
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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Stevia and Truvia - while proclaiming they are not made from artificial ingredients, are made from a plant that a large percentage of people are allergic to: RAGWEED! After proclaiming for months and months how wonderful this new sweetener was, I began with microscopic itching all over my body, to extreme itching all over plus a bout of vertigo (attributed to the allergic reaction) that I have not gotten over in the past year… All caused from my allergy to ragweed. There needs to be some warning on this product to vanyone who is allergic To this plant as I can put you into anaphylactic shock. Unfortunately truvia/stevia is being added to many food products without being named on the labels. How do I bring this to the attention of the food and health administration?
Since I stopped using this ragweed by-product, I have had a much greater sensitivity to all other artificial sweeteners - and I am itching excessively after just finishing a bowl of fat free yogurt sprinkled with Splenda. As a result of my hypoglycemia and pre-diabetes, I cannot use regular sugar, honey, etc...
Any suggestions...are there any allergy tests for artificial sweeteners?
Down South in Dixie,
Lisette
I have heard of others having severe bladder pain from artificial sweeteners
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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My mother and I are very allergic to saccharin. My mother breaks out in hives and it makes my throat swell shut. Be careful of toothpaste and gum, almost all of them have saccharin in them. My favorite safe toothpaste is Tom's of Maine and it is fairly easy to find. My best advice to you is read ingredients on everything you use. Good luck!
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:08 PM
 
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Wow I know that this is an older thread, but I am allergic to all of those sweeteners and epipen dependant. I have never tried stevia. Did you ever try It? I've never talked to anyone else that has this. Juice is the most frustrating thing. Have to read the label everytime
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Wow I know that this is an older thread, but I am allergic to all of those sweeteners and epipen dependant. I have never tried stevia. Did you ever try It? I've never talked to anyone else that has this. Juice is the most frustrating thing. Have to read the label everytime
Technically, stevia is a plant so it's not artificial. However, most stevia based sweeteners have very little actual stevia in them - they are mostly ethyritol, which is classified as a "naturally occurring sugar alcohol" but when you read how it's made, it's not not really all that natural. That said, you can usually buy packets of pure stevia from health food stores. I've used it - to me it has a slightly bitter aftertaste and doesn't provide the same type of sweetness as sugar. For someone who is very averse to artificial sweeteners and doesn't want to consume sugar, honey or agave, it would be worth trying as long as you stick to the 100% pure stevia.
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