Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on March 29, 2010: Tangoshoes - I'm not sure; aspertame gave me a headache the first time I used it, but never again. Reviewed: 4/29/2019 7/22/2013 I have two patients, both of whom complain of allergy towards artificial sweetners (ie: Stevia, Splenda). I'd also be interested in your choice of Stevia product. Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on April 08, 2012: You might have to ask a doctor. A few artificial sweeteners were touted as unable to be recognized as non-sugar and I wondered who was taking the taste tests. The following symptoms and groups of symptoms may result from an allergic reaction to Splenda®, but also may be the result of other causes. Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on September 04, 2015: Andrea, I am feeling bad for your experiences. Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on August 11, 2015: Diet Pepsi!? The alleged symptoms associated with sucralose are gastrointestinal problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea), skin irritations (rash, hives, redness, itching, swelling), wheezing, cough, runny nose, chest pains, palpitations, anxiety, anger, moods swings, depression, and itchy eyes. You may also develop eczema or general skin inflammation from an allergy to aspartame 2. Last time they were out of regular pills so I got the cooling ones.... Red the ingredient tonight. I found out yesterday after numerous blood tests and a few allergy tests that I'm extremely allergic to artificial sweeteners. Hillary from Atlanta, GA on March 26, 2010: Much thanks and nicely done Patty. Some are allergic to at least one of them. I first noticed it when I spent a week in Washington, D.C. on the way back home to S.F. graymarye - I head about sugar council paying for research in the 1980s, related to ADD/ADHD. Started flushing myself with Water, and non-diet sodas/teas. I had no idea so many were allergic to these artificial and derived sweeteners. Better stop having it. An allergy can be confused with intolerance, but there are some distinct signs and symptoms. Some have asserted that these headaches lead to painful migraines that can present with an additional crop of aspartame-related side effects, including decreased vision, eye pain, and increased sensitivity to noise. Patty uses advanced degrees in preventive medicine and health psychology in research and treatment for public and private health agencies. It is often pink and sometimes accompanied by feeling flushed after ingestion of the product. The most common symptoms observed after consuming sucralose within a 24-hour time frame are: Rashes or hives on the skin. Click on the link provided on the FDA Web site to find the appropriate district office with which to file your complaint. Other erroneous diagnoses may include milk protein intolerance, food allergies, and chronic, nonspecific diarrhea. By Benjah-bmm27 - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1913861. An individual with Sucrose Intolerance cannot digest table sugar and, as a result, develops gastrointestinal symptoms after eating food containing sucrose. im off artificial sweeteners for good and will share this with everyone i know. The most common skin side effect is the development of hives, which can … Great hub! Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on March 27, 2010: Wow! Right there SPLENDA!! Excessive amounts of sucrose can make normal flu and allergy symptoms, such as a cough and runny nose, worse. x. Jamiehousehusband from Derbyshire, UK on March 26, 2010: God I'm glad I read this - my wife Rachel,is on a diet (lost a stone) and I may add I don't think she needs to lose more but she does. When undigested substances are not absorbed in the colon, an osmotic pull of water into the colon causes watery diarrhea. Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 06, 2012: Cool! In baking, I use unsweetened applesauce, mashed ripe bananas, or crushed pineapple in place of a large part of the fat, sugar, and eggs required by some recipes, like oatmeal-based cookies with raisins and nuts, and some other baked goods. It is important to note that Sucrose Intolerance is a … The fruits also makes the baked product very moist. Yellow food coloring can also cause itching. Interestingly, he began having allergies of his own. Adult symptoms are similar to those experienced by infants and children; but because the adult gastrointestinal tract is longer, their symptoms may not be as severe or as frequent. Artificial sweeteners can even cause nausea, Dr. Bindiya Gandhi, a double-board certified doctor who specializes in women’s health and preventative medicine, tells Bustle… [19,20] However, a new study that followed over 60,000 European women for 18 years found that consuming artificial sweeteners more frequently and for a longer period was associated with a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes. This disorder is also known as Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID) and is equally prevalent in males and females. To help control my allergy symptoms I am taking Mucinex (1200 2x) to keep the mucus flowing, Singular (10mg 1x), Astelin (which due to a formulary change will have to change to a generic, but not AstePro which contains sucralose), and Rhinocort Aqua. From what I understand it's sugar alcohol? I know there are now safer options on the market. I was almost back to normal. Sucrose Intolerance is More Common Than You Think. No sugar and no artificial sweetners. And I thought it was just because I was older than dirt and going through male menopause or PMS. Stevia is a natural sweetener and seems best, to me, in beverages; but I've used it well in cooking and baking. Artificial sweeteners certainly qualify as a 'foreign substance'. I always check the labels on diet products. ive been suffering from blistered, swollen lips with hives all over them off and on for the past month, and i just stumbled across something online about splenda causing similar symptoms. Splenda really can kill and it is buried in ingredient fine print on grocery items. Abdominal cramping or discomfort, heartburn, and possibly bloating and gas. Over time, the consumption of these artificial sweeteners can alter taste buds and result in a constant craving for foods that are overly sweet. I'm bloated and have more gas than a gas company. Symptoms in children may be more severe than in adults because children have shorter gastrointestinal tracts. After the reaction, I returned to unsweetened ice tea. More reactions have been reported for natural products compared with artificial sweeteners. Some people have an extreme reaction to it even after avoiding it for years. The most common aspartame allergy symptoms are headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. © 2021, All rights reserved. Jerilee Wei from United States on March 27, 2010: Never thought about being allergic to such things, but it makes sense. Hello, hello, from London, UK on March 26, 2010: Thank you for an interesting hub with valuable information. I started taking Pepcid Complete, and the symptoms actually started getting worse. Unlike, say, peanut allergies, it seems that most people with sucralose allergies get uncomfortable but non-life-threatening reactions. Excessive amounts of sucrose can make normal flu and allergy symptoms, such as a cough and runny nose, worse. thanks for the great hub. Thanks for a great hub. [21] Lisa Marie Gabriel from United Kingdom on January 04, 2019: This is very interesting. The severity of symptoms can be affected by contributing factors such as the quantity of sucrose and starch consumed, the level of bacterial activity in the colon, the absorptive capacity of the colon, and the rates of transit out of the stomach and small intestine. Sucrose Intolerance is often misdiagnosed in infants as chronic, nonspecific diarrhea, called “toddler’s diarrhea.” Older children are often misdiagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) because cramps, abdominal pain, gas, and intermittent diarrhea are symptoms common to both IBS and Sucrose Intolerance. Jerliee - Rats probably eating and pooping sugar, no? I just heard this morning... that Diet Pepsi is switching to using Splenda. There are so many out there that are being found to be less than safe or ideal. I was literally in tears on the plane. The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. The pressure and the migraine was killing me. Sugar-mafia rats lol (that could be a name for a band...). It's pretty good and I got it at Whole Foods store. Coca Cola's Tab® tasted like cellophane to me. To help control my allergy symptoms I am taking Mucinex (1200 2x) to keep the mucus flowing, Singular (10mg 1x), Astelin (which due to a formulary change will have to change to a generic, but not AstePro which contains sucralose), and Rhinocort Aqua. When symptoms in infants advance to the point of dehydration, malnutrition, muscle wasting, and weakness, hospitalization may be required. I have slowly eliminated every other ingredient and have come to find out that it is the splenda which caused the reaction. Back in 2005 when my wife bought a jar of "no sugar added" jam, I checked the label and got suspicious that it did contain Sucralose. I had no idea what could happen. I could have become very, very ill. What are we going to do? I stopped eating cornflakes because of the high sugar content. My concern is that sugar depresses the immune system. Anyway, don't ingest anything with Splenda. This has been a really long process, for 2 years my doctors assumed I was basically celiac/extreme gluten sensitivity, but turns out it's actually the artificial sweeteners i've been living off - the symptoms for both are almost identical. Constricted airway and difficult breathing, shortness of breath, Sensitivity to light and sound without migraine pain, Clumsiness and loss of fine motor movement direction. Side effects of Splenda (also known as sucralose) include - skin irritations, gastrointestinal problems, palpitations, chest pains, anxiety, and depression. I am writing an article right now about some foods and medicines that have it that you wouldn't expect. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Even though this may not seem like one of the serious side effects of sucralose, it can turn into severe medical conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Beyond that, some of these allergies can be fatal. I am now on Porridge and muesli and Weetabix for breakfasts now. Sucralose—the no-calorie sugar substitute known as Splenda—has been found to cause a variety of harmful biological effects on the body, according to a new research review. The information on this site is not intended to make a diagnosis or take the place of talking to a U.S. healthcare professional.This site is intended solely for U.S. residents and is governed solely by U.S. laws and government regulations. Be aware of symptoms involving legs and arms. If you have a sugar allergy, you might experience symptoms after eating it that include: hives; ... sucralose (Splenda) stevia; You can still enjoy dairy if you have lactose intolerance. Common symptoms of sucrose intolerance (GSID) are excess gas, bloating, diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea and/or vomiting. Recurrent symptoms like chronic diarrhea, unexplained abdominal pain, gas and bloating, weight loss, frequent bowel movements, gassiness, abdominal distention, and vomiting should not be ignored. The symptoms of pineapple allergy may be mild or severe. The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. Sucralose—the no-calorie sugar substitute known as Splenda—has been found to cause a variety of harmful biological effects on the body, according to a new research review. Manuka Honey and the Best Natural Healing. Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on March 26, 2010: Green Lotus - the brand I have is only "Stevia" but I'll look up the company name in the fine print on the box. Itchy skin, muscle aches and stiffness, joint pain, numbness in the feet, dry mouth, shortness of breath (attributed to COPD) but getting worse all thetime, tinnitus which comes and goes frequently...actually all the time, irritability, sleep changes, depression (taking meds)and last, "hello goodyear" gaining weight. Headaches and migraines, most often the latter. I was sick for weeks. Some people have reported blistering, itching, redness, and swelling Artificial Sweeteners can also develop into an addiction. Splenda can be pretty bad for those who are allergic like me. 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