The Sugar Association, Merisant Worldwide Inc., and consumers are accusing the artificial sweetener company of misleading buyers about Splenda. The marketing campaign claims "Splenda is a no calorie sweetener that's made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar." The Sugar Association claims the company is misinforming consumers about their chlorinated chemical sweetener. (Jan-31-05)
I located a page online that described my symptoms to a tee! I have had numbing on random parts of my body, the feeling that I am going to faint (including last night), severe bowel issues, gas pain, and a recent gallbladder surgery (May) all since I began using Splenda "made from sugar". I have lived my life in health until I began using Splenda. I am only 29 years old! I had no idea this sweetener could cause so much pain and suffering. I almost called 911 last night because it felt like a stroke.
Posted by Colorado
Extreme muscle pain and exhaustion, joint pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, "foggy mind", moments of dementia, extreme anxiety, frequent urinating, ringing in ears, blurry vision, physical exhuastion, mental exhuastion, inability to think cleary, loss of job after 12 years, financial hardship, loss of health insurance, had to move out of home of 7 years, emotional trauma.
Posted by Indiana
Heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, flushing of the face and neck, numbness in hands, and anxiety. There is no warning whatsoever on the packaging about side effects.
Posted by Colorado
I have suffered severe physical pain and discomfort, emotional stress and anxiety. My entire life has been flipped upside down and torn apart due to the use of this product. It has put financial stress on my entire family. It is unfair. Most symptoms have improved since I stopped using this poison but the damage has been done.
Posted by Ohio
In the years that I have used splenda, I have suffered from dizziness, headaches, acid reflux, anxiety attacks, heart palpitations and arythmia, joint pain, problems concentrating, and I now have high blood pressure at 35 years of age. My entire adulthood, I've had low blood pressure. My 8 year old daughter and 14 year old son have also suffered from headaches and trouble with concentration and short term memory issues. I have just recently stopped using splenda as the result of some advise from a friend who encouraged me to check out a website of others who have had serious health problems associated with their use of Splenda. I was shocked, appauled and frightened that it is causing identical syptoms in countless others. All of this time I could'nt figure out nor could my doctor figure out what was happening to me. I've spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars in various medical tests. Please help me.
Posted by Pennsylvania
I am still been treated for brain cancer do to the use of this product. I have not been able to return to my office work ever since.
Posted by California
I began using Splenda packets, and , more recently, Splenda sweetened bottled water and coffee sweetener. I have suffered tremendous headaches, vertigo, and general malaise. I did not know what caused the symptoms, and sought relief at a general practitioner, an Urgent Care center, then a neurologist, an accupuncturist, etc. I have had days when I needed to pull off the road on the way to work because of the headaches and the feeling that I can only describe as a headache combined with being in some kind of motion picture where frames were missing.
I have been very careful with artificial sweeteners, and have steered away from NutraSweet and saccharin. I have been using Splenda because I thought it was safe, like sugar.
I started researching the 'net about Splenda and learned that others have had similar side-effects. I think we've been duped into believing that Splenda is safe.
I work in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. I feel foolish for being so trusting of this product before doing research.
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