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Old 06-14-2001, 04:02 PM   #1
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Can Aspartame Cause An Allergic Reaction?

I have been told that aspartame can cause stoumach problems such as gas, bloating, and constipation

 
Old 06-15-2001, 07:54 AM   #2
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I read an article about aspartame. It's realy bad for anyone. It causes many things. Constipation, increase in apetite, blured vision, MS like symptoms. Stuttering and sluring of words, confusion. Too many thing to mention here. The bottom line is, avoid anything with aspartame. Especialy since you already have problems with yor tummy. If you have diabetes and that's why you use aspartame, try looking into another substitute. I know there's a realy good substitute in the health food stores, but I just can't remember the name of it. A friend of mine uses it inplace of sugar or sweetner. Maybe someone else on this board will know. Hope I've shed some light for you. Good luck!

 
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Yes. I have a co-worker that is very allergic to it. Not the symptoms you describe though. His whole face and throat swells up like a balloon. Can hardly breath.

Symptoms very from person to person, just like the allergies themselves.
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Re: Can Aspartame Cause Stoumach Problems?

David,
Glad you are back. Aspertame can cause all sorts of problems including the ones you mentioned.Do a seach on the web --it'll list more than you want to know <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/bang.gif">
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Naxis,

I noticed that Diet Rite does not have aspartame???

What about coffee?

Cranberry and Orange Juice.

Also if I go to a restaurant an order ice tea
is it aspertame free if I use sweetnlow?

 
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Re: Can Aspartame Cause Stoumach Problems?

Harry,

What about coffee, does it have aspartame???

 
Old 06-16-2001, 09:24 AM   #7
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It's just best to avoid it anyway. I don't think there is an alternative to eating sweets. If you want sweets, eat sweets and sufffer from sugar problems. If you don't want that, then sacrifice sweets for a better way of life. Don't sacrifice sweets for an artificial sweetner. "Get used to eating a bland diet (maybe treat yourself now and then) and reward yourself with better health" is the focus for myself.

Sorry I know that is sort of off the topic here. I get "D" when I eat anything with apertame in it except diet drinks (dunno why). I have quit all aspertame products altogether though just recently. I just don't want to be one of those people with chronic problems. I am just quiting sweet tasting stuff like I would quit smoking.

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I honestly don't know about Diet Rite. You might actually consider writing or calling the company to find out what it is sweetened with. It might be some kind of saccharine still... I'd be wary of it. In my honest opinion, cutting soda out of your diet altogether is best. My husband started drinking those bottled green teas instead of soda every day and he lost something like 20 pounnds in the matter of 2 or 3 months (and that was the only change he made). It's not just the sugar that is so bad for you... there are all kinds of things (like excessive phosphates) that are not good on the body.

Coffee has no natural sweetener on its own. If you meat to put _in_ coffee... I'd take it black. You might also look into the sweetener "Splenda". It is touted to be made from sugar but with no carb/calorie content, but it is relatively new, so I don't know how safe it really is. Look how long it took to show the nastiness of aspertame...

Fruit juices are generally VERY high in sugar. Cranberry juice slightly less so, but you may as well jus eat an orange since it is more filling, less concentrated sugar and you get the additional fiber in your diet.

Sweet n Low contains aspertame. Consider using a twist of lemon... or orange instead.

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Naxis,

I have sweet'n Low an it does not say it contains Aspartame. I know equal says it??

Would coffee be better with a little vannila soy milk to taste better that just black??

Also I bought some decafinatted unswettened ice tea. What can you put in this to nake it tastw better??

 
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You're right about the Sweet n Low... I was thinking Equal. Sorry about that. I does contain saccharine, though.

What else you put in your coffee is really up to you, but vanilla soy milk would be a great choice.

For iced tea, I prefer lemon, but I really lost my taste for sweets, so that suits me. You might consider a little honey (burns slightly slower than straight sugar), orange twist... something like that. Again, Splenda has had no negative reports yet.

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I have irritable bowel syndrome. I do not drink any diet drinks of any kind. I do not use equal, sweet n low, or anyother substitute. If I do, I will bloat and cramp really bad for the next couple of days. I drink coffee every morning with sugar. I use to drink diet dew every day, coffee with sugar sub. every am. I quit those products over 2 years ago, and I have alot less problems with my IBS.

 
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If you want less problems with IBS -- Stop drinking coffee. It not only contains caffeine which is a no---no for IBS'ers but it also activates your gallbladder to produce more bile and in many cases causes diarrhea.

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Diet rite does not contain aspartame (nutrasweet). It is sweetened by a combination of I think it's saccharin, stevia and sucralose.

 
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Thanks, Harry, I didn't know that, and I have had IBS for 22 yrs, but was only diagnosed 4 yrs ago.

 
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Aspartame can cause stomache discomfort and a variety of other ill effects depending on the person. It is made from wood alcohol...a natural product which in its pure form will make you go blind! This was found in a study by American Airlines in about 1987 when several pilots complained of poor vision on long flights....the stewardeses were handing out a sugar free gum to everyone who boarded the plane as a promotion. Needless to say, pilots are not allowed to eat or drink anything with aspartame anymore.

Regarding the IBS...a woman I work with had had an almost complete cessation of symptoms by taking COMPLEX vitamin B (100mg) and 50 mg Zinc daily. IBS is related to stress and Vitamin B combats stress. She has been so much better since my suggestion...she tells everyone about it!
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