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Abdominal Cramping And
Excessive Gas From Using NutraSweet
by Mrs. White
(Mid Western USA)
When my husband was diagnosed with Diabetes, we started using artificial sweeteners and almost immediately I began to have excessive gas, and abdominal cramping. I also had headaches, which I hadn't had before.
I didn't connect these changes to NutraSweet until I went to my doctor and he asked me to list all my recent diet changes. He immediately spotted the 'diet' coke, and other 'diet' items on my list and said stop using artificial sweeteners.
It never occurred to me that the artificial sweeteners were causing my problems because my husband hadn't suffered any of these symptoms. His diabetes got worse, however, and it was hard to control his blood sugar. I don't know if artificial sweeteners had any bearing on that, but it might be a good cause for clinical study.