Patient Comments: Artificial Sweeteners - Experience

Question:Please describe your experience with artificial sweeteners.

Comment from: Fluff, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 21

When I was about 40 I was hooked on Diet Coke and drank about 5 - 6 cans a week. Plus I was having Equal in my cuppas. After about 2 years of this I started to get muscular dystrophy, pins and needles, dizziness and the shakes. I stopped having it and it took about 2 years to get my legs working again properly. I was getting twice weekly massages on my legs as well. Nothing helped. I kept tripping over and being uncoordinated. I didn't know that was causing it, but I do now. I'd given it up because it was artificial that's all. Stay away, its pure poison.

Comment from: DebraRN, 45-54 (Caregiver) Published: April 14

If it were not for artificial sweeteners, I would be as big as a house. What is worse, some vague connotations to health risks related to artificial sweeteners or being grossly overweight?

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