Is Splenda what is giving me nausea?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ilovecats94, May 17, 2005.

  1. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    My husband has been buying Diet Coke with Splenda and I have noticed that since I have been drinking it I have nausea. I don't seem to have that problem with other diet drinks. I can't drink regular because I have diabetes and I am pretty much a soft drink addict.

    I was wondering as I thought Splenda was better than Nutrasweet on side effects, but I seem to have them with Splenda.

    I was just wondering if any other people had problems with Splenda? I know there are a lot of people who can't take Nutrasweet because of problems, but what about Splenda? I don't want to use Stevia because it hasn't been FDA approved. My endo's nurse doesn't want me on those type of things.

    Thanks!

    Hugs,
    Cat
  2. GrnEyedRedhead

    GrnEyedRedhead New Member

    I can't drink anything that has Splenda or Nutrasweet in it for I would become very sick to my stomach. Til this day the smell is awful for me. sharon
  3. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    like nutrasweet, splenda, equal - it makes me sick to my stomache. I have never really tolerated it. But since I have had this DD it is - no exceptions!!
  4. kbak

    kbak Member

    PLEASE,
    Do not use splenda or nutrsweet or any artifical sweetners. Their POISON!. Type into a search engine " dangers of nutrasweet or splenda". You will find all kinds of stories of how dangerous this stuff is. You are truly better off eating regular suger, then those monsters.

    Kathe
  5. backporchrags

    backporchrags New Member

    I have no reaction to Splenda thank goodness. I also am addicted to diet sodas. It is one of the few vices I have left these days. Sorry you can't have Stevia. I gave it to my oldest child when I descovered she has a sugar allergy and it really worked for her. The sugars are more slowly absorbed into the bloodstream than with refined sugar.
    There are so few choices for Diabetics if you can't tolerate the most common sugar alternatives. It must be so frustrating for you.
    A
  6. cafe52

    cafe52 New Member

    I agree with you kbak I found that site that talks about slenda and nutra sweet I sent it to my mother in law they were useing splen alot and she was getting alot of nausea and vomiting but they never could find a cause when she read that she took all their splenda back to the store and now they use regualr sugar again.

    she has not been sick sence, and her husband was haveing a lot of artheritis type pain and now he is not so don't use it I use honey.
    [This Message was Edited on 05/17/2005]
  7. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    I can't use sugar at all. I have diabetes. Maybe I should go back to saccharine or however you spell it. I haven't had any problems with nutrasweet.

    Thanks to all for your replies. The main thing I wanted to know was about Splenda not Nutrasweet. I don't have any problem with that or saccharine.

    If I could use sugar I would, but people with diabetes can't.

    Hugs,
    Cat
    My endo's nurse won't let me use Stevia because it isn't FDA approved.
  8. kbak

    kbak Member

    I understand the diabetic problem. Think about using stevia. You can get it at the health food store. If you get the liquid, it lasts a very long time, because you use soooo little. Stevia is a plant, when powdered or liquified is very sweet, and is very good for you. Most people like the liquid better than the powder. :)

    Kathe
  9. gnanny

    gnanny New Member

    I too am hooked on diet coke. Have been since I was a skinny kid...liked the taste better than the thickly sweet drinks that have sugar. The past two years or so I kept coming onto these atricles talking about the bad side of articial sweeteners. I thought ...yeah yeah, its my only vice left what could it hurt... well I got another one that really got my attention when it connected the dots between the sweetener and MS and fibro as a possible culprit. The sweetener turns to formaldehyde when the pop is allowed to get over 85 degrees. I remember seeing all those pallets of diet coke they brought in for the soldiers in the Gulf War..gulf war syndrome resembles fibro too. something clicked this time and I havent had a diet coke since. I think its been about 6 days or so. No easy deal after 40 years of loving the stuff. I think the article was titled the poisening of america...scary.
  10. gnanny

    gnanny New Member

    You might want to read this and do your own homework. Sugar is good, fake sugar is not.



    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Read this one right through to the end, rather frightful.



    In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick, she had stomach

    spasms, she was having a hard time getting around, to walk was a major

    chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed, she was in so much pain. By March 2002, she had undergone biopsies, and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not figure out what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick, she knew she was dying.



    She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest

    daughters name, and made sure her younger children were to be with her

    oldest daughter.

    She wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in

    a wheelchair) for March 22nd. On March 19th I called her to ask her how one of her tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS. I thought, oh, my....then I recalled an article a

    friend of mine emailed to me... and I asked her... Do you drink Diet pop?



    She told me yes, as a matter of fact she was getting ready to crack one open that moment, I told her not to open it, and stop drinking the diet

    pop....and I emailed her the following article. She called me within 32

    hours after our phone conversation and told me she stopped drinking the diet pop, and she can walk...she went up the stairs, and the muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but sure felt a lot better. She told me she was going to her doctors with this article and would call me back when she got home.



    She called me, and her doctor was amazed, he is going to call all of his MS

    patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweetener. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the aspartame in the diet soda, dying a slow death.



    When she got to FL March 22nd, all she had to take was one pill, and that

    was a pill for poisoning....she is well on her way to recovery!....and she is walking!!! No wheelchair!!!! This article saved her life! The life saving article:



    If it says "SUGAR FREE," on the label, DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME" marketed as 'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.' In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus, that it was hard to understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.



    I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this

    sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to Formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic

    acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants.) The

    methanol toxicity mimics among other conditions multiple sclerosis. People

    were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple

    sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is!



    Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis,

    especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does

    not know that the aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use,

    irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become life-threatening. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic once taken off diet sodas. In the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision returned and hearing improved markedly. This also applies to cases of tinnitus.



    During a lecture I said "If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal,

    Spoonful, etc.) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss-you probably have ASPARTAME DISEASE!" People were jumping up during the lecture saying, I've got some of these symptoms: Is it reversible?" Yes, Not drinking diet sodas and keeping an eye out for aspartame on food labels, yes!



    We have a very serious problem. A stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one of my speakers) and me and said: "Could you tell me why so many people seem to be coming down with MS?" During a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence! Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, etc. IS NOT A DIET PRODUCT!



    The Congressional Record states that it makes you crave carbohydrates and

    will make you FAT. The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly no

    significant increase in exercise, etc., Dr. Roberts in his lecture stated that he had patient who lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.



    Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that physicians

    would believe that they have a patient with retinopathy, when in fact the

    symptoms are caused by aspartame. The aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neuro toxin without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it passes the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain, causing in diabetics (as well as in patients not suffering from diabetes) various kinds of brain damage, seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, rage, violence. (The Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.



    Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects i.e. mental retardation if

    taken at the time of conception and early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NOT be given Nutra Sweet. I can relate different case histories of children having mal seizures and other

    disturbances being on Nutra Sweet.



    Unfortunately it is not always easy to convince a mother that aspartame is

    to blame for her child's illness. Only by trial and success will she be able

    to warn other mothers to take their children's health in their own hands.



    Stevia, a sweet herb, NOT A MANUFACTURED ADDITIVE, which helps in the metabolism of sugar (which would be ideal for diabetics) has now been

    approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA. For years the FDA has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to MONSANTO.



    Books on this subject are available: EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS - written by Dr. Russell Blayblock (Health Press 1-800-643-2665) and DEFENCE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - written by DR H. J. Roberts, also a diabetic specialist. These two doctors will be posting a position paper with some case histories on the deadly effects of Aspartame on the Internet.



    According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians "we are

    talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison." Here is the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when

    aspartame was included in 100 different products. Since this initial

    hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail. Nothing

    has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT HAS EXPIRED!!!!!



    I assure you, MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame knows how deadly it is They fund among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association, the Conference of the American College of Physicians This has been exposed in the New York Times - to no avail. These Associations cannot Criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and have to endorse their products. Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes neurological and behavioural; symptoms). It was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public.


  11. TKM

    TKM New Member

    I use xylitol or stevia, you go go to Dr. Mercola's website and look up information on splenda and the others I mentioned he has good information.

    Terri
  12. tilla

    tilla New Member

    I am having the same problem with Splenda. I can drink the Aspertame but the Splenda makes me feel awful afterwards. I have noticed Pepsi is putting it in there drinks but the cans are the old cans and it does not mention that it is Splenda. DietRite was the first to change and now they all seem to be changing to it.

    Sweet and Low also makes me feel nauseous.

    TILLA
  13. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    Thanks for everyone who answered my post. I read all of your replies. I'll check into Stevia, although I don't know of any natural health food stores around here.

    I probably could order it online. Just need to check some sites and the Pro Health Store.

    Thanks for all your replies. My main problem is I like the diet drinks and I can't make them myself to put Stevia in them. I have to use diet because of my diabetes. One time I did go about a week without any sweeteners and I didn't feel any different. I drank water and unsweetened decaf tea.

    I really still don't know what I'm going to do. If any of you are not using sweeteners and have MS or Lupus, are you okay now? I only use one packet of sweeter (Splenda) a day besides what I get from the diet drinks.

    Thanks again for your opinions. :)

    Hugs,
    Cat