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Old 02-19-2006, 07:24 PM   #7
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Re: sick from aspartime?

First of all, getting off caffeine is hard...headaches, nausea, etc. It took me over a year to totally get off caffeine due to this. As for aspartame, for those sensitive/allergic to it, the symptoms are usually the same as low blood sugar...shakey, light headed, etc. The aspartame makes the pancreas react as if you have low blood sugar and therefore the symptoms. I can drink one diet drink and go into full-ledged low blood sugar attack. This has been the case for over 20 years with me. I stay away from all synthetic sweeteners..as well as Splenda as it is processed with chlorine and I'm allergic to chlorine. So I just quit soft drinks of all kinds. Now i drink water...