Stay away from Aspartame (artifical sweetners)

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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 2/10/2012 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Most of the things that I normally ate contained aspartame... low fat/ fat free foods.
I was diagnosed with MS late last year (28 years old).  Four weeks ago (on a Tuesday), while drinking a Diet Dr Pepper (having chewed several pieces of sugarfree Trident that day) while sitting at my desk at work, my body started to contort in a way I have never experienced... this lasted maybe 1 minute, it took me out of my loafer shoes. I loss control. This has never happened.  I didnt attribute to the drink or gum or aspartame. I was afraid that this was a new symptom developing.
One week later (on a Monday), I had a half bottle of Dr. Dr Pepper again arond 4pm. On my way driving from work (5pm) I felt the same symptom occur again. I was in traffic and had to pull over (luckly I was near the side)... otherwise I wouldnt have made it and wouldnt have had much control to drive there.  Again, I was so afraid, but remembered the pattern... that these were the only 2 days in so long that I had drank the soda, as well as chewing a lot of gum (as usual), eating fat free yogurt for breakfast... all containing aspartame.
I got home and looked up artificaial sweetener in relation to MS symptoms. I recalled hearing something about it in the past. There I received the answer I was expecting... ASPARTAME!!!
I havent had aspartame since and haven had the horrible symptom since either. I'm 100% convinced and I have never studied labels as I do now! I am off that stuff for life. And I plan to keep my 11 month old off that crap too!
Do your research! Heal well! :)

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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/23/2012 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I read an article that said some people were diagnosed with ms and really had aspartame poisoning and when they discontinued using it they got better! worth a try.

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Date Joined May 2012
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   Posted 6/2/2012 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't use the sugar sub.'s for that reason! It has never happened to me but I was warned from a dr about it. Now When I go to my councler's office, she has a kerrig( did I spell that right?) I get a K-cup or DECAFE (I hate it but dr says no caffine for 2 weeks), she only has the "sugar sub.'s" she is also next to a sub way. I order a cookie from subway, get a couple packs of sugar and back to the councler's office with my REAL SUGAR. I don't drink that much sugar so I am fine with one or two packets. I'm not allowed to drink pop/soda either, so, I got the Mio to flavor my water and so far, so good. I stay away from the Sugar Subistute though.
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