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Tj1
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   Posted 9/10/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering if Chronies can use splenda as a sweetner? I was told not to use the others but have never heard about splenda.
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 


sjkly
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   Posted 9/10/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
It doesn't bother me.

pb4
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   Posted 9/10/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Here's a link....

http://www.deepdownwellness.com/althealth/splendasymtoms.html

 

I use Stevia myself or honey, when needed that is.

 

:)



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sjs0018
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   Posted 9/11/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I was told to stay away from all sweetners, I also use Stevia or honey.

jenngrl81
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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
blush  I'm in lust/love with Splenda!!! It doesn't bother me at all. I drink a great deal of unsweetened tea and add about two packets per 8-12oz. It's weird, Sweet & Low hurts my stomach and some sweeteners in gums make me nauseous, but Splenda and Equal are okay for me. I like the taste of Splenda better but if Equal is the only thing around I'll grab that. Give it a go!
Pentasa- 1000mg/2x 1/08; Percocet
Remicade 1st infusion 7/24/08
Ultram ER 200mg; Prilosec 40mg; Xanax-ANXIETY; Cymbalta 60mg
Entocort 9mg
Probiotic
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
Azathioprine 150mg
Currently on a Low-residue diet as of 11/26

I'm so tired, when will this get better?


juliewith2
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   Posted 9/11/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
i use it all the time and it hasn't bothered me..

Roni
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   Posted 9/11/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I use honey in coffee, tea, baking, toast, pretty much anything.  I even make apple crisp and shortbread with honey and no sugar. It tastes awesome.

pb4
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   Posted 9/11/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Roni, I'd love to have your shortbread recipe with honey...I looooove shortbread.

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LBJ
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   Posted 9/11/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have it every day and it doesn't bother me.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone-  I am off of it!!   YAAHH!!! :-)   
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg every day
                           Wellbutrin twice a day
                           Cipro
No Surgeries
 


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 9/11/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Gives me horrible heartburn.
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petittarte
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   Posted 9/11/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
It makes me puke, but I'm good with Equal.
Jodi

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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 9/11/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
artificial sweeteners are being linked to all kinds of illnesses and cancers and health problems. stay away from all of them is my recommendation. read the link pb4 gave (or re-read it if you already read it). you'll hate him even more for his work on getting aspartame approved by the FDA. do the research on that one but have some alcohol or tranq with you to calm you down.

sorry petittarte, equal is just as bad.
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pb4
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   Posted 9/11/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya guys, your best bets are honey/Stevia when it comes to sweetners, avoiding all the rest will safe you grief with your health now and down the road.

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LMills
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   Posted 9/11/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I avoid artificial sweeteners like the plague. With all of the negative health implications they have, I have no desire to add to my list of physical conditions to worry about. I would rather eat regular sugar(still do) but hope to move strictly to honey soon.
Plus, I really don't like the taste of splenda. The aftertaste lingers just a bit too long, and honestly, when I am drinking things like tea I want the tea to linger, not an artificial sweetener.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.


LMills
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   Posted 9/11/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
And forgot to mention it makes me feel nauseated.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.


pb4
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   Posted 9/11/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
LMills,

Glad to hear you're planning on moving to honey...regular sugar is the devil and the substitues are demonds themselves.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 9/11/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
agave nectar and REAL maple syrup are good too. just use them sparingly or at least in moderation.

table sugar is only calories - it provides no benefit to the human body. it has no vitamins or minerals. one can argue it is a drug, like heroin, nicotine, or alcohol. yes, it is addictive. go off it and you detox. it also makes you fat by spiking your insulin levels - too much sugar in your system makes the pancreas secrete insulin which turns the excess carbs (ie sugar) into fat. thus it isnt the fat making you fat, it is the excess carbs, found in nutritionless processed/refined products and sugar. the low fat/non fat diets are a total scam. nature has fat in things like milk for a reason - so you can absorb and utilize the accompanying fat soluble vitamins it contains. farmers back in the day regarded skim milk a waste product and discarded it once they skimmed off the butterfat to make cream and butter. if you remove the fat from the milk, you cannot absorb vitamin D, even the (arguably) toxic synthetic form the manufacturer puts into the milk (fortified milk - ha!) after he killed the original vitamin D in it (along with the milk's enzymes and other vitamins, etc) from pasteurization. sorry for the rabbit hole. man, i should be charging for this stuff....
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


pb4
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   Posted 9/11/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Not to mention refined sugar is linked to many inflammatory diseases and cancer...our bodies don't process it well, it lingers within the body causing damage.


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Tj1
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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the input. I've tried Stevia but it tasted like dry twigs to me, that was a long time ago maybe I'll give it another go. I just want something sweet like maybe a nice cold glass of decaf Tea. The Apple crisp and shortbread didn't sound half bad either. Ah I can see myself now sittin back with an icy cold glass of tea and a piece of shortbread. LOL Ok now I need the recipe.
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 


pb4
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   Posted 9/12/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Dry twigs, that's a new one LOL, usually people complain Stevia tastes too bitter, but that's because they've used too much of it, a tiny little bit goes a loooooooooong way and I mean I put a tiny bit on the very end of the tsp and mix it into a mug and it's like heaven for the taste buds as far as sweet goes.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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