Aspartame (Nutrasweet) has a long list of side effects, as do most artificial sweetners! You can google Aspartame side effects, I believe you will find your answers there.
The best sweetner to use is Stevia, some brands have an after taste....I use one called Astraya Stevia, its sweet and tasty. Stevia has many favorable health benefits and it is completely non-toxic. The herb is actually nutritious, contains protein, calcium and many other vitamins and minerals.
If you need some help getting the water down and to quench your thirst try making Lemonade or Limeade from Fresh lemons or limes, sweetened with Stevia. Serves 2 purposes will quench your thirst and lemons/limes are very alkalizing to the body.
I have a friend who drank up to 6 cans of diet coke a day and had symptoms of a stroke, it turned out to be the Nutrasweet laden DC. She started on a detox diet of fresh fruit and vegetable juices for 10 days and then stuck with a fresh food diet and had a complete clearing of all symtoms. It was very scary to say the least.
Hope this helps.
Is it the Coke Cola that is causing the pain or the carbonation from the soda causing the pain? Coke I think has a lot of acid in it, or something! I know it can be used for allot of things. I know one Doctor that had us use Coke Cola ( but it had to be the plain regular brand not diet) to unclog G-tubes in patients. I have personally used it and it works better than anything else! I sure don't know what it is that is in it though! I myself don't drink pop or soda, I don't like the taste of cola, and the carbonation bothers my ears, so I don't drink any of it, I don't drink beer either for the same reason, and I don't care for the taste of beer. I guess I am just a wonderful wine-O at heart! I would be interested in knowing what is causing your sudden thirst though?
White Beard, the sweetener in diet drinks is known to cause generalized pain in the body is what the consensus of my thread is coming up with. I have fibromyalgia, so this is what the concern was for me.
No I have never heard of the G tube trick with coke. Funny cause I used to work in ICU in my early years as a nurse too.