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Heart Palpitations From Diet Soda

by Sherry

I am a 42 year old female and I used to be a Diet soda drinker for years. About 5 years ago I started having heart palpitations and a racing heart.

After having an EKG and a songram of my heart, the doctor started eliminating things from my diet.

We found diet soda to be the culprit and the doctor said I was very sensitive to the artificial sweetener in the soda.

After eliminating this from my diet the palapitations have stopped.

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Aug 08, 2016
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by: Anonymous

Hi I've been drinking diet coke for 5 years.I gave it up a couple of days ago and now I'm experiencing palpitations is that normal.

Oct 09, 2015
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Jun 14, 2015
Diet Soda and palpitations
by: Lorrie

I developed serious palpitations over a year ago. The doctor couldn't find a cause but put me on metropolol. I continued having episodes.

I cut out all alcohol, caffeine, and diet soda and the episodes went away. I've slowly experimented with the three and found every time I let diet soda back in, drinking about 2 a day for a couple days.....the episodes come back.

Aug 31, 2014
by: Anonymous

I also had rapid heart episodes with diet soda plus many muscle spasms in my back. I quit diet soda and all symptoms have stopped!

Feb 09, 2012
I've had the same problem
by: Anonymous

I noticed I was getting more frequent heart palpitations and thought it was from drinking caffeine. However, I haven't had them recently. After reading this, the one thing that's been eliminated from my diet is Propel, which has aspartame. I was drinking at least two bottles a day. Now that I'm not having it, the palpitations have stopped. I assume it must be the same thing!

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