splenda is poison!

clnorthrup Community Member March 06, 2007
  • recently i discovered splenda was wreaking havoc on my body! for almost a year i was mildly-moderate nauseated?? from the time i woke up to the time i'd go to sleep. i started missing my periods. this past May i didn't have anything for 3 months. i was very irritable,easily angered even though i'm generally easygoing, mild mannered. i became horribly depressed to the point of suicide, always tired, unusually sensitive to light and sound, had tingling/numbness in my fingers at times. i'm 39 so i just assumed i was suffering from some severe form of perimenopause. my gyn md thought i was too young for this and couldn't explain the constant nausea i was having. my blood work was normal. i thought i was having some unusual hormonal imbalance. but doctors had absolutely no idea. i really couldn't bare spending every day feeling so awfully depressed and car sick all the time. then! it all changed when i came across this article in a women's magazine (First) and! lo and behold a woman was suffering from similar symptoms. don't recall having very many GI problems or heart palpitations or shortness of breathing too much but the nausea is what caught my attention.  she finally zeroed in, that splenda was the culprit. immediately of course i stopped and today i feel more like my old self again. now going on 2 weeks off of it. no more nausea. the depression had lifted. so for all you diabetics, low carb eaters out there and if you're experiencing any of these symptoms, i would highly recommend checking out "foodanddiet.com/splenda". this is an excellent website and shares many stories of other splenda user sufferers. then get off this poison NOW. this toxin absolutely trashed my life!

     

    caroline

15 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Diabetes Kills
    Apr. 24, 2010

    No problem at all here with Splenda either. I also use Truvia, Ideal and Stevia, no problems with these either. It is absolutely possible for almost anything to give you an allergic reaction where your particular body chemstry just rejects it or because you have some other underlying health issue possibly. So of course there will always be those exceptions...

    RHMLucky777

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    No problem at all here with Splenda either. I also use Truvia, Ideal and Stevia, no problems with these either. It is absolutely possible for almost anything to give you an allergic reaction where your particular body chemstry just rejects it or because you have some other underlying health issue possibly. So of course there will always be those exceptions who have an adverse reaction from certain things, just don't tell everyone to stop using something and call it poison just because you personally are having a bad reaction to it. I have a friend for example who is a daily smoker and struggles to quit, she has numerous food allergies and gets nauseous from all of these things that have no ill effect at all on me, I am a non smoker. Everyone is different and sometimes a combination of things can cause a reaction. Splenda is awesome along with most of the other sugar free sweeteners in my opinion, so glad these exist and want to see more products using these on the shelves for us diabetics. Try the Polaner Sugar Free All Fruits with Splenda for example, just awesome.

    • Anonymous
      So does ignorance
      Jun. 14, 2013

      See my reply ^

  • Anonymous
    JD
    Aug. 07, 2008

    I Have Type 2 Diabetes And I Use Splenda Every Day.

    Use It In My Coffee And I Even Bake With It.

    I Control My Type 2 With Diet And Excercise.

    My Numbers Are All Back To Normal

    And I Have Droppped 55 Lbs.

    My Dr. Is Thrilled.

    I Have Not Had Any Problems Associated With Splenda.

    J.D.

    • Anonymous
      Don
      Feb. 07, 2009

      I have been using Splenda on my breakfast cereal 2-3 days a week for a couple of years now. I have not experienced any ill effects from it.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Aug. 12, 2009

      Nor I!Laughing

    • Anonymous
      KarenAZ
      Sep. 30, 2009

      Nor I - to make such a rash generalization is irresponsible and stupid. MANY diabetics have no problems at all with Splenda. My numbers are perfect and I'm off all meds now.

      Quit the scare tactics. Yeesh

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Jun. 14, 2013

      Get your head out of the sand. It is a poison, examine the chemistry behind sucralose and if you do not understand it then get someone who does to explain it to you. It is a FACT that it is poisonous. Just because you don't see adverse effects straight away means nothing.

       

      Compare this to smoking cigarettes. I smoked them every day for 30 years and I...

      RHMLucky777

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      Get your head out of the sand. It is a poison, examine the chemistry behind sucralose and if you do not understand it then get someone who does to explain it to you. It is a FACT that it is poisonous. Just because you don't see adverse effects straight away means nothing.

       

      Compare this to smoking cigarettes. I smoked them every day for 30 years and I didn't see any adverse helalth effects for at least 10 years, then I developed a cough. I have since stopped smoking.

       

      It is a chlorocarbon for goodness sakes !@!

       

       

  • Anonymous
    Wondering2
    Aug. 02, 2008

    I'm a 65 yr old male and I had the same nausea problem for a couple of years.  After consulting numerous doctors who couldn't find the problem I happened on info from another site about splenda.  After discontuing Splenda I have no nausea.  Now we have an example of three experiencing this adverse affect. 

  • Anonymous
    Doug Glass
    Jul. 26, 2008

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    What you have done is called "generalization".  That's the application of a single incident to an entire population.  Generalization as you are applying it is both false and misleading.  If the scientific world followed your model, there would be no miracle drugs since in all cases there are some undesirable side effects.

     

    I have no vested interest in Splenda or its corporate owners, I just feel irresponsible comments such as yours need to be answered.  No matter how late that answer might be.

     

    Two postings of adverse effects don't constitute a trend.

  • Anonymous
    chuck
    Mar. 19, 2008

    Hi,

     

    I have found a great use for the powdered form of Splenda.

     

    Try this experiment...

     

    1.) Find a Ant hill and sprinkle 3/4 cup of Splenda around it.

     

    2.) Watch the little cridders snatch it up and take it home...

     

    2.) Wait about 5 days....

     

    3.) and Presto...  NO ANTS

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar. 28, 2007
    Thanks a lot for your story, its so crazy because I have had the nausea and depression thing also. A friend asked me if there was anything I was eating in excess, and it is splenda in my coffee, I have a cup of coffe 3X per day with at least 4 tablespoons of Splenda in each cup. I just started doing this about 1 and a half months ago. I kept blaming the nausea...
    RHMLucky777
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    Thanks a lot for your story, its so crazy because I have had the nausea and depression thing also. A friend asked me if there was anything I was eating in excess, and it is splenda in my coffee, I have a cup of coffe 3X per day with at least 4 tablespoons of Splenda in each cup. I just started doing this about 1 and a half months ago. I kept blaming the nausea on sinus', even though sometimes I wasn't stuffed. Today and yesterday I only had one cup, and today I feel different, I have more energy, and not one minute of nasea. So thank you for your story, it really helped to confirm what I was thinking, thanks!
    • geezer glide
      Nov. 28, 2010

      i have had type 2 diabetes for about 7 years and i have used splenda for about the same time,and i only put 1 packet in a cup of coffee.

       

      i know that people have different taste levels for sweetness,but really,4 tablespoons of splenda per cup,three times a day,seems a bit over the top.

  • lydia5351
    Mar. 06, 2007
    Thank you for the info on Splenda. I have been wondering about it. I have days when I wake up with nausea, maybe I should pay more attention to when I drink or eat something with Splenda and see how I feel later.
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Mar. 13, 2009

      "Articles" like this are irresponsible without proof.  I'm had Splenda for over 10 years now and there are no bad health effects - for me.  Don't paint your experience with it as a "poison" if it's not true.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Jun. 14, 2013

      Conversely, I hope you do not go around telling everybody that sucralose is a safe and healthy alternative to sugar, because this would be untrue.