I know I keep posting this but I feel it's a very important issue - aspartame and artificial "sweeteners", ie toxins, in our drinks and food. Aspartame induces 92 side effects, that is not a typo, 92. Headaches/Migraines is one, also dizziness/vertigo. So what is aspartame? It's a loosely labeled "safe" sweetener but it should never have been approved by the FDA. It's in 6000+ food items now - from gum, to mints, to some baby food, to some baby formula, light yogurt, anything labeled sugar free or fat free is highly suspect, read every single label if you want this chemical out of your system. It hides under so many names, phenylalanine, Nutra Sweet, Amino Sweet, Acesulfame-K or Ace, Aspartic Acid, Equal, Equal Measure.
Just google aspartame and headaches, you'll see lots of links to read.
It took me losing 50% of my hearing in my L ear, overnight, and being diagnosed with Cochlear Meniere's Disease to question why this happened to me. When I told my ENT specialist I have had headaches and migraines for 42 years, he said to avoid migraine triggers and my meniere's might be better managed. He was right, I eliminated all traces of any artificial sweetener but especially aspartame from my diet. I eliminated caffeine as well.
And now I no longer have headaches. I used to wake up with one each day, without fail. Not anymore.
Water is my beverage, 3 quarts a day.
Give up aspartame and see if you feel better.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99, Cochlear Meniere's Disease
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Eliminated aspartame, caffeine and alcohol from diet
- Cholestyramine 1 T. daily