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Old 04-27-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I thought I'd share my recent issue with Splenda. I've never been anti-artificial sweeteners. I avoided Aspartame, but never worried about Splenda. I went to see a urologist because I was having weird pains and cramps with my bladder. He told me to cut out caffeine but I was drinking a lot of Splenda sweetened things instead. My symptoms were not abating so I tried giving up the Splenda and low and behold, all my bladder problems went away. I've even added some coffee back in and I am not having the same problems I was before. I guess I will avoid it from here on out.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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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've had hypoglycemia for about 15 years now. I can't eat anything with Aspartame, it always makes my blood sugar drop, too. Plus I get bladder issues. I thought I was some kind of weird oddity, but now I see I am not alone!

Interestingly though, Splenda doesn't bother me, just Aspartame. It really makes you stop and think, with so many people getting so many kinds of reactions from artificial sweeteners. My father gets migraines with Aspartame, too. Obviously artificial sweeteners aren't entirely safe.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Splenda gives me an instant and severe migraine.

Aspartame makes it extremely difficult for me to breathe.

I can't believe how many products these things are in. Imo, MANY more people react than we know, or even they themselves know. My hubby doesn't react immediately, but if he drinks diet pop for a couple weeks, he gets severe joint pain and muscle aches. He stops and they go away. I think most people don't put things like that together. It's too difficult when it's not an immediate reaction, and there isn't any way to test for it.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:25 AM
 
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i try so hard to stay away from the stuff, but there are times where i won't think about something from a bakery. Like the cakes at most of the grocery stores have sorbitol in them. I never thought of cross contamination though. For the most part I do pretty well, unfortunately, when someone around me put a piece of sugarless gum in there mouth, I get a foggy brain and have a hard time breathing.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I'm watching a video right now called "Sweet Misery". It's on google videos and it's all about the toxicity of aspartame.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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I get almost stroke like symptoms from artificial sweetners. Slurred speech, numbness, swelling and tightness in the face, tongue, and neck. i just started taking Lamictal ODT, quick dissolve tablets, and it has sucrulose. I have been on it for 2 weeks and started noticing the symptoms getting worse daily. I was not given the info pack with the medication, so I didn't even think about it til it got to the point that I can hardly speak or move my mouth or swallow. I had to look up ingrediemts on the companies website to find ingredients. The oral tablets I used to take does not have artificial sweetner in it. And it worked fine so I am not sure why Doctor put me on the ODT. I have such a bad reaction to it that I have to literally read the label of everything I injest, food, drinks, candy, medicines. If it says 0g sugar, it has artificial sweetners in it and I can not have it, or risk and expemsive emergency room visit.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:20 AM
 
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Anything at anytime can cause a negative reaction. But why chance it with something synthetic?
Use organic, local honey or nothing at all.

Too much sugar - in any form - can wreak havoc. Let's just say no. (To too much sugar)
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Anything at anytime can cause a negative reaction. But why chance it with something synthetic?
Use organic, local honey or nothing at all.

Too much sugar - in any form - can wreak havoc. Let's just say no. (To too much sugar)

honey IS simple sugar

Table sugar has 48 calories per teaspoon

Honey has 65
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Stevia and equal are the worst..all of them are bad..Just about everyone in my family has reactions to these sweeteners. I avoid them because they are toxic to Intercystial cystits,,but before they would make me nervous..I'd rather just cut back on sugar in my tea and take a couple extra laps when swimming to burn it off then to suffer with that
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Stevia and equal are the worst..all of them are bad..Just about everyone in my family has reactions to these sweeteners. I avoid them because they are toxic to Intercystial cystits,,but before they would make me nervous..I'd rather just cut back on sugar in my tea and take a couple extra laps when swimming to burn it off then to suffer with that
Stevia is a plant. I have some growing in my garden. It doesn't mean you can't be allergic to it, but it's not a chemical, it's a natural substance.
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