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Shane

Lakeland, FL

#24 Oct 28, 2010
Listen people, I have spent three years of my life dealing with anxiety and severe heart palps, plenty of doctors, plenty of tests and more money than can imagine! Stopped using appends and guess what....healed in a matter of days. No more symptoms at all
Patty

Orlando, FL

#25 Jan 1, 2011
Bobby wrote:
I like to say sucralose, not Splenda, because that is what Splenda is. And it is in a lot of stuff. The package doesn't have to say Splenda to have sucralose in it. You have to read labels.
About 3 years ago...
Every morning at work, I would make myself a cup of coffee. I mixed two packets of SplendaŽ in my coffee. In addition, I used Coffeemate sugar free French Vanilla liquid creamer, which also contains sucralose. I would drink two to four cups of coffee a day.
My anxiety was extreme and I could not stand it anymore. The best way to describe the way I felt after drinking one cup of coffee with sucralose in it was that it was like drinking six cups of coffee. My heart was pounding and my anxiety was soaring.
I decided to stop using caffeine and start drinking decaffeinated coffee hoping that this will help. Therefore, one Monday morning, I started drinking decaffeinated coffee. I made it the same way I did with the caffeinated coffee, two packets of Splenda and Coffeemate creamer. After drinking it, I felt exactly the same way. I complained to the person in my office, who is responsible for ordering the coffee, that, the decaffeinated coffee she purchased was not decaffeinated but was really coffee that had caffeine in it.
I continued to drink the decaffeinated, without any reduced nervousness.
Frustrated, I decided to drink caffeine free chamomile tea. I picked this type of tea because it is supposed to have a calming effect. I made the tea with two packets of SplendaŽ and no creamer. After drinking the tea, the overwhelming anxiety started up again. This is when I finally realized that the only thing that was the same between all of these drinks was the SplendaŽ!
I immediately stopped using Splenda in my coffee. It was amazing. The overwhelming anxiety went away immediately.
I used sucralose for 6 years and I had a number of medical problems as a result. Ready for this: Overwelming anxiety, depression, mood swings, confusion, memory losses, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, fatigue, back pain, joint pain, numbness in arms and legs, blurred vision, insomnia and heart palpitations.
I went to a gastroenteroligist, had a colonoscopy, and other gastrointestinal test. I was put on medication for about 3 years.
I went to a psychiatrist and was put on antidepressants and anti anxiety medication.
My back pain and the other symptoms, I just dealt with.
I contributed all my problems to the natural aging process.
Today, I feel a whole lot better. Although, I believe I have suffered long term effects of taking sucralose. I learned that the FDA does not protect the American people. That sucralose is a poison.
It saddens me to see that children are using this stuff. That there are hundreds, maybe thousands of people who are using it, have medical problems and don't even know that they are caused by what is in those yellow packets.
carbon monoxide - made from oxygen so its like a breath of fresh air.
I wish I had seen your comment years ago. I did exactly what you did. I thought it was the coffee, so I switched to decaf. I was experiencing extreme depression, anxiety and panic. My family told me I needed help in controlling these emotions. I was prescribed prozac and then the prozac strength was increased because the anxiety and depression persisted. I could feel no joy in my life. I read your post and started to think about my splenda consumption. No doctor ever asked me about this and I certainly never put two and two together. I stopped the splenda and after just 2 days, I felt as if someone had turned off a switch. My husband says the transition is nothing short of a miracle. Splenda is a poison. Thank you so much for helping me. I haven't felt this wonderful in years. No anxiety. Former personality is back. Lots of energy. Thank you!
Anon

London, UK

#26 Jan 28, 2011
I started takinjg splenda has a sugar substitute several weeks ago as part of my new diet. having previously suffered from heart palpitations, I have to a degree been succesfully treated by a herbalist. having said this, I have noticed over the last two weeks that my heart is missing a beat and it is more severe at bedtime. i will be coming off splenda to see if this is the connection and post my results very soon.
Dis gusted

Paso Robles, CA

#27 Feb 20, 2011
Posts #17 & #19 have been deleted and censored - DISGUSTING!
Altianna

Paso Robles, CA

#28 Feb 20, 2011
Patty wrote:
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I wish I had seen your comment years ago. I did exactly what you did. I thought it was the coffee, so I switched to decaf. I was experiencing extreme depression, anxiety and panic. My family told me I needed help in controlling these emotions. I was prescribed prozac and then the prozac strength was increased because the anxiety and depression persisted. I could feel no joy in my life. I read your post and started to think about my splenda consumption. No doctor ever asked me about this and I certainly never put two and two together. I stopped the splenda and after just 2 days, I felt as if someone had turned off a switch. My husband says the transition is nothing short of a miracle. Splenda is a poison. Thank you so much for helping me. I haven't felt this wonderful in years. No anxiety. Former personality is back. Lots of energy. Thank you!
Hi Patty, I was the first one to post this thread up. I became very sick after using this poison for over three years. And the doctors did nothing but put me on medications. I discovered that this stuff was poison because of Dr Mercola and his awesome web site. I'm still recovering from using that poison. It should have never, and I mean NEVER been put on the market.
But damn the people - PROFITS come before PEOPLE.
natalie

Tampa, FL

#29 May 2, 2011
i have had splenda in my coffe everytime for the last couple of years and have had heart palpitations./ In dec 2010 I haD ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE WITH SPLENDA AND HAD A BIG PALPIATION SPELL. i HAVE HAD THE SPLENDA ON AND OFF NOT KNOWING THAT WAS CAUSING THESE PALPS UNTIL i HAD 3 IN MY COFFEE TODAY AND STARTED HAVING THEM AGAIN AND SOMETHING TOLD ME TO LOOK ON THE INTERNET. hOW CAN THIS BE ON STORE SHELVES????
sam

Santa Barbara, CA

#31 Jul 8, 2011
About 3 months ago I began an intense gym weight training program and being a user of supplements for years i decided to go to GNC store.. Their marketing is geared toward some harder core weight training.. I bought the anabolic whey protein and used it in conjunction with some pre work out powders...Made a lot of progress, but began to get some intense joint pains, insomnia, emotional anxiety, stomach cramps etc.. went to naturapath.. and blood tests showed body fighting itself and blood sugar sky high first time in my life... Went on gluten free low fruit sugar diet etc... didnt help then major symptons of hyper phobia feelings,,, seweats. and big palpitations, breatles ones I went md. blood test showed thyroid hyperactive. thyroxin hyper speed... ultra sound showed 3 nodules on thyroid,, very small. I was then so hyper fatigued taht i stopped all suplements and protein powder... HELLO. felt better, noticable,,, but still went to doctor with products.. he is md and naturalpath MAJOR CRAP sucralose i both GNC producrs.... IM going thru big money and hopefully toxicity didnt cause irreversable... as my thyroid is still hyped up and graves disease is a possibility... Im taking stride .. and glutathione. has made amazing results.. has to be top quality/// I got GNC to give money back and am sure others are outraged, to pressure... I was poisened with GNC marketing and Product...take and read labels..

Since: Oct 11

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#32 Nov 18, 2011
I think the story about sucralose was very insightful. I'll look up my foods at home and see which items have it. I don't use Splenda in particular but maybe sucralose. Thanks for the info.

Since: Jan 12

Longview, WA

#33 Jan 7, 2012
I have to say, I'm mortified after reading these posts!
I started using sucralose, back at the end of April 2011. I ended up catching a virus that caused pneumonia. After recovering from that, the severe headaches started, no pain medication would even touch the pain! I was then given several rounds of prednisone, it was the only thing that would back the headaches off.
I've had horrible insomnia, cannot sleep more than 2 to 3 hours at a time, even on sleep medication.
I have had the words mood changes, along with anxiety, heart palpations... and elevated liver enzymes! Hair loss, night sweats, and hands/arms tingling (falling alseep).

I just dumped out my cup of coffee that had artificial sweetner in it! I have been ill for 8 months, and had no clue what could be causing all of this, till I came here to the forum!

I'm scared now of the long term effects this may have on my body.. OMG! I have thousands of dollars in medical bills from all of this!
I'm going to see my doctor today, and will no longer use the artificial sweetner... and see where this goes! I'm mortified!
Madison Ann

Paso Robles, CA

#37 Mar 16, 2012
Using splenda sucralose has made me very ill. When I googled for the side effects, I read tons of pages with people telling of how this stuff made them very, very sick. My natural dr told me that all artificial sweeteners are toxic to the human body and very damaging.

I don't listen to big billion dollar companies that put Profits-Over-People. I listen to those who care about me and my health. Everyone I hope you get your health back. Thanks to all who posted their experiences with getting sick on this stuff.
skrish

San Jose, CA

#38 Jan 11, 2013
I just googled Sucralose symptoms and landed on this thread. My symptoms are similar to several readers here. I started a MSM Chondroitin supplement with Sucralose from Wellness 2 days ago, I was hoping to get the benefits of MSM, detoxification, cleaner skin. hair, more energy. Well I got that but also some extreme sideeffects that left me wondering if MSM was an allergen for me. Till I made the sucralose connection. My symptoms have been nightsweating, irregular sleep, cramping on my hand/ fingers during sleep, extreme weariness in my legs and brain fog ... I am so glad I saw this and will be stopping my MSM sucralose cocktail. My personal belief based on my experience is that sucralose is extremely toxic and really the FDA is asleep at the wheel as usual.
We need to continue posting these sideeffects and making a bigger noise to prevent others from falling into the same hole.
Please report sucralose

Coventry, CT

#39 Jul 29, 2013
The side effect I have from sucralose is pain in my heart. it has happened many times and sucralose is the only common denominator
I saw doctors I had CAT scan EKG and echocardiogram and it is definitely the Splenda.
I've reported it To the FDA, please people if you have an issue with sucralose please report it to the FDA so that they can put a warning on the package
sucralose is now in
antacids
gummy fiber
all kinds of drinks even ones that aren't diet
Gum
Icecream
Cake mixes
Barry Obama

Richmond, VA

#40 Dec 23, 2013
I'd just like to say that I have notices as recently as last night.
I drank no caffeine all day. at 9pm at night I decided to wrap presents.
I drank about 40 ounces of koolaid with splenda in it.
Come 1 am. i go to bed, and at 3am, i's still awake. I was wondering why the hell i could not go to sleep.
Tell Everyone

Paso Robles, CA

#41 Feb 27, 2014
According to the Splenda International Patent A23L001-236 and PEP Review #90-1-4 (July 1991), sucralose is synthesized by this five-step process:

1. sucrose is tritylated with trityl chloride in the presence of dimethylformamide and 4-methylmorpholine and the tritylated sucrose is then acetylated with acetic anhydride, 2. the resulting TRISPA (6,1',6'-tri-O-trityl-penta-O- acetylsucrose) is chlorinated with hydrogen chloride in the presence of toluene, 3. the resulting 4-PAS (sucrose 2,3,4,3',4'-pentaacetate) is heated in the presence of methyl isobutyl ketone and acetic acid, 4. the resulting 6-PAS (sucrose 2,3,6,3',4'-pentaacetate) is chlorinated with thionyl chloride in the presence of toluene and benzyltriethylammonium chloride, and 5. the resulting TOSPA (sucralose pentaacetate) is treated with methanol (wood alcohol, a poison) in the presence of sodium methoxide to produce sucralose.(1)
eva thompson

Salt Lake City, UT

#43 Jul 11, 2014
Succroslose (sp) is the sweetener for greentea hp. A drink sold in kiosks in the Utah area. So stay away from them. I have been drinking them for the last 2 or3 years. Now I have cut them completely out of my diet
I now have anxiety issues that I never had before. I seriously think that the green tea hp drinks could by a factor. I have a hard time leaving my house now. Taking antidepressents, I hope to back to being myself and getting my sleep back. Because of the anxiety I have insomnia, helped by sleeping meds. Im a shell of what I once was. Stay away from succrolose!

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