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Sunday, July 20, 2014

ONE OF THOUSANDS OF CONSUMER REPORTED HEART/JOINT/MUSCLE SYMPTOMS ON #ASPARTAME

 Aspartame Consumer Safety Network
phone: 214-387-4001 
Is Aspartame Affecting You?  YES

Name:   R. T.

Street:  xxxxxxxxxxxxx

City:    Woodstock

State/Zip: GA 

Country:  USA

Age:     55            Sex: M

Q.  May we have permission to publish your data to help others?

A. YES

Q. Name medical problems YOU experienced while using aspartame (tm
NutraSweet/tm Equal).

A. NutraSweet

Q. Have you been diagnosed with any form of malignancy that coincided with
your aspartame use?
(Aspartame caused brain, uterine and mammary tumors in lab animals in the
original tests.)

A. NO

Q. Did your symptoms go away or diminish when you stopped using the
sweetener?

A. YES

Q. How long have you been Aspartame-free?

A. 4 MO

Q. Did you see a Doctor about any of these symptoms?

A. YES

Q. Did your Doctor think it could be related to aspartame?

A. NO    - HE DIDN'T KNOW

Q. Did your Doctor advise you to stop using aspartame?

A. NO

Q. Did you use aspartame while pregnant? (Give approx. amounts.) (Aspartame
changes DNA and has
caused birth defects in lab animals.)

A. N/A

Q. Did you report your symptoms to the FDA (Food & Drug Admin.) or any other
group?

A. NO  BUT I WILL

Q. Name the specific products) containing aspartame you were consuming when
you experienced
these symptoms. (Brand names.)

A. DIET VERNORS

Q. On the average, what quantity were you consuming (how often, how much
each time, etc.)

A. DAILY - 2 TO 4  LG GLASSES

Q. Did you ever feel addicted to your sweetener? (Describe)

A. NO

Q. How long had you been consuming aspartame before you began to experience
any symptoms?

A.  PROBABLY 5-6 YEARS BEFORE THE MUSCLE/JOINT PROBLEMS

FOR THOSE CONCERNED ABOUT WEIGHT: Did you begin using products with
aspartame when you began a restricted calorie diet or joined a weight loss
program? YES

Did you use aspartame products only for some of your meals to save calories?
MOSTLY BEVERAGES, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE FOUND IT IN MANY FOODS THAT WE HADN'T NOTICED BEFORE

Did aspartame seem to help you lose weight at first? YES

What were the long term weight loss effects of using aspartame.  JUST A FEW
POUNDS

FOR THOSE WITH DIABETES:

Q. Did your Doctor or a Registered Dietitian tell you to use aspartame?

A. N/A

Q. Any trouble controlling blood sugar levels while using aspartame?
(Explain)

A.

Q. Did using aspartame affect the types of food you selected to eat?

A.

Q. How?

A.

Q. Did you contact the American Diabetic Association about your problems
w/aspartame? If yes, what was their response?

A.  NO

Q. Did aspartame affect your desire for sweet tasting food or drink?

A. WANTED MORE

Narrative:
I decided to cease using Nutrasweet because of the negative things I had
heard and I noticed immediate improvement with the joint problems.  Then we
started using Splenda instead and I began drinking Diet Rite.  There wasn't
an immediate problem but after a couple of months, I started noticing
joint/muscle pain again, tiredness and most recently at night, my PVC's came
back, preventing a good night's sleep.  I have had PVC's over the years but
they ceased when I retired from my stressful job 7 yrs. ago.  The PVC's I
have been experiencing recently were quite intense and to the point that my
doctor wanted me to take another stress test and wear a monitor.  Because my
current insurance doesn't cover very much and the expense of such tests
would be quite high, I decided to experiment with my consumption of Splenda.
In a matter of 2 days the PVC's disappeared and the muscle/joint problems
have improved dramatically.  
We thought that Splenda was a safe alternative.  My wife who has also been
experiencing muscle/joint problems is now removing the Splenda from her
diet.  Upon reading the articles about Splenda and all the others, it looks
like the vast majority of alternative sweeteners are dangerous.  It is also
amazing how these dangerous alternatives are slipped into so many of the
products that we eat and we don't realize it.  
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For more information please Contact: Mary Nash Stoddard Founder ACSN