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Old 10-21-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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I don't have the classic allergic reaction like hives or swelling, but I noticed several years ago that artificial sweetners drop my blood sugar levels quickly. I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia when I was 6 years old so it's been life long attempt to deal with it. I religiously read labels now and avoid all artificial sweetner like the plague. It's very important to read the label or if you are eating out, try to look up the ingredients online because sucralose (Splenda) is in so many foods now. Cereal, bars, wraps, dressings, etc.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Sweet n Low, Equal and Splenda didn't seem to bother me much but I bought Truvia and was having to run to the bathroom all day. Don't know if it was a coincidence since I haven't tried it again since.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: looking for a place to belong
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pekemom, thanx for the info. I have been wondering if anyome had experienced any adverse affects from Truvia. I am hesitant to try it because it is so new and I have not heard much about other's experiences with it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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so i do believe that i have some of the same problems as you all, but not as severe, i don't think, i've had the allergy for about 2 years, yeah kinda sucks when you're only 16 and find out about it, but it just started with like gums, mints, and tea that i was drinking and just recently i realized that it was also in all of my favorite energy drinks, and i do believe those donuts i had like 5 minutes ago, so it's not so great, although i don't have the same reactions, i just start feeling really panicky, my throat feels tingly and like it's swelling shut and i get really shaky, but taking some benadryl often help sort it out, i do believe i heard an actual term for the allergy but can't remember exactly and it's hard to spell, so any info on that would be great.
i do the same thing with the benadryl, funny thing though, the liquid form of benadryl has sorbitol in it, and since my throat is completly closed off, the only form of help I can get is the liquid, which isn't much but is some help.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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They put that junk in everything..cold medicines, listerine breath strips, toothpaste, mouthwash, anything where you can ingest it. Ice cream, pudding, snacks of all sorts, mints, etc. They market it to kids with the cutesy little commercials saying splenda tastes like sugar because it's made from sugar. They forget to tell you it also has chlorine in it. Like taking your sugar into a swimming pool.
Some people don't realize it is in lotions, shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, hand soap, dish soap, body wash, ect.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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One reason to support Whole Foods Market is that they have banned sucralose/Splenda from their stores. I am so grateful for that because grocery shopping in most regular chain stores takes forever for me because I have to scrutinize every label for the sucralose that seems to be making its way into everything.
You also have to be careful that a company doesn't change the ingredients on you and then don't mark it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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I was out looking at a location when I felt really hot, then nauseous, and the landscape started to go black luckily my co-worker was there to catch me. She thought I had a heat stroke. I went to my doctor and told her I wanted tests done. I was on a heart monitor for 30 days (results normal), I had a CT scan (normal), blood tests (normal), and a neurological exam (normal). I just wanted to give up.
When I was 13 I had a seizure that the cause is still unknown. At 14 on up I started "passing out" I would get really hot and clammy at the same time I would feel cold. After struggling with keeping my body upright, i would pass out in the sense that I couldn't keep my body from collapsing and then would black out. I always felt I was doing it to myself because it would literally be that I would give up the fight and the surging battle going on in my body would win. I talked to my doctor repeatly, went through MRI, C-Scan, EKG, EEG, and many more. They put me on Atenolol. After 2 years and it still happening, I stopped taking it after i went to another heart specialist and he said that there was no reason for me to be on it. (I went to him because the drug was severly limiting my ability to function)

I talked to the doctor about it being an allergy to eucyliptis. he said that he has never heard of someone passing out because of an allergy. Well I am pretty sure that i am allergic to most mints including aloe and eucyliptis, peppermint and spearamint. So I have stayed away from it. And it has improved. But not entirely. (Sorry this is so long) Then I started trying to pinpoint why i was getting these foggy braind moments, because it was not always mint. And my throat would get swollen and hard to breathe and weezy. The breething problems have gotten so bad that my throat will literally completly close. It lasts for a couple minutes and then will start to relax so that when I can pull in air it is loud and hoarse sounding. My lips will turn blue too. Always, Always, Always, sorbitol is in whatever I had just eating. The foggy brain moments are when someone I am around has sugar-free gum. So that is my story and that is only sorbitol, my worst sugar substitute.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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i figure since i have time I will give you my latest suclarose story. i check ingredients fairly well. I bought a V-8 Fusion strawberry bananna drink last week. I bought my daughter a V-8 Splash because she wanted apple juice and she has a soft stool problem and I was trying to not make it worse. Well I stupidly decided to try hers without reading the ingredients. So i felt the tingling swelling sensation that alerts me. So I was a little aggitated knowing my stomach would hurt later, but I didn't get to much time to worry about that because my acid reflux kicked in and decided to push the juice up into my throat and it felt like my throat was burned. I couldn't sleep that night because of the sore throat was so bad. It was so bad that a week and a half later and my throat is finally healing. People keep saying that maybe I just have a cold. But before the juice, my throat was perfectly fine.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:12 PM
 
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I was diagnosed with "idiopathic anaphylaxis" and it took me until i was pregnant and swore off all artificial sweeteners til I figgured out it was the artificial sweeteners that do it! I too avoid ALL diet stuff, and since then (A full year) I have been hive free...for the first time in 18 years! I can't believe how much better I feel.

Other places to watch for artificial sweeteners: I find I cannot drink ANYTHING that comes out of a soda (pop) dispenser since there is usually cross contamination. almost ALL gums. almost ALL breath mints (except for altoids) coffee flavorings. Powdered drinks...I think even the ones that do not have the ingredients in them must be cross contaminated since I get hives with them! I am down to drinking home made tea and water only. At resturaunts I only get hot tea since sometimes the water pitchers are filled at soda dispensers.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Wow... this thread is so interesting!! No hives here, but I noticed a few weeks ago that everyday around lunch I'd start getting heart palpitations. The only common factor was using splenda in my morning coffee (which is half-caff) and drinking a caffeine free diet coke at lunch. I googled heart palpitations and artificial sweeteners and came up with a lot of info.

I stopped using artificial sweeteners a couple weeks ago and no more palpitations. Well, this week I guess I got cocky - I used splenda in my coffee again (still have half a box and it's kinda pricy). Lo and behold, I'm having palpitations again.

I didn't know others suffered hives and other issues. That's it... I'm done with the chemical sugar for good!!!!!
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