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    Splenda (sucralose) gave me a headache, fatigue and diarrhea


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    Thursday, February 09, 2006 1:43 am Email this article
    The last couple of weeks I had a dull headache -- I never get headaches -- diarrhea at times, and just felt tired. I could not figure out what it was.

    Headache

    I got a headache 30 minutes after consuming Splenda (sucralose)

    Then I woke up on Saturday feeling great.

    I had a protein shake, which I have been drinking for more than 10 years, then then took a friend’s dog for a walk, who I was watching for a few days.

    Then about thirty minutes later, I started feeling a headache again and feeling blah.

    I thought, “What is going on? All I’ve done today is have the same protein shake.”

    I went home and looked at the container of protein. It said “New and Improved Formula”.

    I read through the list of ingredients and saw that they had added the artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose).

    Aha!

    Last summer I got a headache after drinking a Pepsi One which contains Splenda (sucralose)

    Last summer I had drank one 24 ounce bottle of Pepsi One, a diet soda from Pepsi Cola which contains Splenda (sucralose) along with several other artificial sweeteners, and it had given me a headache.

    I have not had any more protein shakes since.

    Duration of Side Effects

    The headache lasted 12 hours, the blah feeling lasted 36 hours

    My headache lasted for more than 12 hours, and it took about 36 hours—a day and a half—before my normal energy levels returned.

    Published Reports

    No reports of headaches in the medical literature

    I could not find any reports of headache from use of Splenda (sucralose) that have been published in the scientific literature.

    Sucralose side effects found on Google However, if you do a Google search for “sucralose side effects” or something similar, it lists a number of sites reporting side effects.

    Prevelance?

    I don’t know how common side effect are

    However, I have no way of knowing if side effects occur in 1-our-of-10 people or 1-out-of-10,000 people.

    No More For Me

    No more Splenda (sucralose) for me

    All I know is… NO MORE SPLENDA FOR ME.

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    COMMENTS

    On Feb 10, 2006 at 10:50 am Diane wrote:

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    I am so glad to see your article. Sorry you had to have the side effects but glad I stumbled upon your info. I have been allergic to Nutrasweet and other artificial sweetners for years. An almost instant migraine for me regardless of how small of an amount is consumed. As you can well imagine this has made dieting a bit more challenging. Just today, someone had recommended to me Splenda because they said it was derived from natural sugar therefore I wouldnt get any migrianes. Now I won't even try it! It's just not worth the risk. Thanks for posting!

    On Feb 10, 2006 at 2:53 pm Admin2 wrote:

    . . . . .

    Diane,

    Thanks for your comments.

    Do a Google search for "sucralose migraines". A lot of sites come up.

    Have you tried stevia?

    Some groups say it seems to be safe.

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    The research suggests that artificial sweeteners may not help reduce weight, but instead may increase weight.

    They may stimulate appetite.

    On Feb 10, 2006 at 3:58 pm Admin2 wrote:

    . . . . .

    Diane,

    The research suggests that it is best to avoid artificial sweeteners as well.

    One study found that women who drank four cans of diet soda per day ate 300-400 calories more than when they did not drink diet soda.

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    A recent study found that Each can of diet soda per day increases risk of overweight by 41 percent.

    http://fatnews.com/index.php?/weblog/comments/1636/

    On Feb 10, 2006 at 3:58 pm Admin2 wrote:

    . . . . .

    Diane,

    To find information on Artificial Sweeteners, click on "Artificial Sweeteners" listed under "CATEGORIES" on the lower left-hand side.

    It will bring up all the articles under that category.

    It will display them here:

    http://fatnews.com/index.php?/weblog/C7/

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    Articles under the Category of "Soft Drinks" can be found here:

    http://fatnews.com/index.php?/weblog/C136/

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    Articles on "Nutrasweet (aspartame)" can be found here:

    http://fatnews.com/index.php?/weblog/C47/

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    Articles on "Saccharin" can be found here:

    http://fatnews.com/index.php?/weblog/C60/

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