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4/24/2014 2:14:06 PM

Reviewer: christoph, 19-24 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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I have been trying to cut back on sugar. I started using aspartame for a month. It caused mouth watering, increased headaches, acid build up, increased knee pain. I felt sick all the time and could sleep because of the side effects. This is a very unsafe sugar sub. I found a Harvard study that listed more side effect; such as blood cancer and strokes, also depression, etc... So if you do some d ... Show Full Comment

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12/15/2013 9:35:40 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

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Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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Crazy people. Aspartame has not been found to cause any health effects. It is a low calorie sweetener 200 times sweeter than sugar and therefore is used in extremely small amounts. The acceptable daily intake is only 50 milligrams per kilogram. That's about 20 cans of diet soda a day for a 165 pound adult. The ADI is set way below what is actually thought to cause harm so I'd like to kn ... Show Full Comment

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6/20/2013 2:59:15 PM

Reviewer: James, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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I wonder what monies are being paid out by the Aspartame industry to keep the FDA's, and certain Aspartame cheerleader's, mouths shut. It is CLEAR that this ingredient causes adverse side effects in a lot of people. For me, I bought some suger-free gum out of a whim (I usually don't buy it), chewed some daily for about a week, noticing over the course of the week I was experiencing nau ... Show Full Comment

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5/20/2012 1:46:31 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

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Current Rating: 4

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Current Rating: 4

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Current Rating: 4

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used instead of sugar due to diabets

Condition: Other
12/3/2011 11:43:14 AM

Reviewer: Silver, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 5

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I have been suffering from a myriad of symptoms over the years that included but not limited to, slurred speech, migraine headaches, fatigue, pain in the joints, fibromialgia, back pain and panic attacks. I used to chew mint flavored gum at least three times a day and a friend of mine had listened to the troubles I was having back in 2001. She asked to look at the package and informed me about the ... Show Full Comment

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