Reaction to Splenda?

  • conservativej...

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    Jul 30, 2012 7:38 AM GMT
    A few hours ago I ingested a large amount (not sure of the amount, but was told there was a great deal used) of Splenda. Splenda, otherwise known as sucralose, is produced by removing several hydroxyl groups from sucrose and replacing them with chlorine.

    Splenda is not a sweetener I normally ingest. I have a very strong case of insomnia (very rare for me) and mild itching.

    Has anyone else suffered insomnia and itching after using Splenda?
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    Aug 06, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    Interesting...http://splendasickness.blogspot.co.uk/2006/03/long-list-of-symptoms.html
  • Richbehr

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    Aug 07, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    One thing I've learned about artifical sweetners is that they can act as a bladder irratant. I was having really bad bladder urgency,alot coming out with full force, the total opposite of prostate issues. 2 different urologist's and all they said it was bladder urgency and gave me a script. Finally I was talking with a woman friend and it was her urologist that told her about the artifical sweetners and bladder issues. Stevevia is the best one to use.
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    Aug 08, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    conservativejock saidA few hours ago I ingested a large amount (not sure of the amount, but was told there was a great deal used) of Splenda. Splenda, otherwise known as sucralose, is produced by removing several hydroxyl groups from sucrose and replacing them with chlorine.

    Splenda is not a sweetener I normally ingest. I have a very strong case of insomnia (very rare for me) and mild itching.

    Has anyone else suffered insomnia and itching after using Splenda?


    Splenda is several thousand times sweeter than sugar .

    It is structurally similar to sucrose, so its unlikely to cause a problem.

    Stevia, ( natural sweetener) can cause itching in a portion of the population.

    its far more likely the food contained some amount of STEVIA.

    Stevia makes me itch like crazy, its a MAST cell/histamine reaction and not a true allergy.

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    Aug 08, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    Splenda is nasty, stay away from it.

    -My scalp often develops sores after injesting it within a day.
    -Severe bloating and diarrhea.
    -As someone else stated, polyuria a big problem.

    Stevia is pretty good but still causes bloat for me.
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    26mileman saidSplenda is nasty, stay away from it.

    -My scalp often develops sores after injesting it within a day.
    -Severe bloating and diarrhea.
    -As someone else stated, polyuria a big problem.

    Stevia is pretty good but still causes bloat for me.


    this..and any artificial sweetener! your better off to have the real thing if u need it.
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    Aug 08, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    I get eczema and itching from Nutrasweet.
    Splenda and Others not so much.
    I just use honey or sugar. I never buy diet drinks or gum.
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    Aug 09, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    My reaction to Splenda:

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    Aug 09, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
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