|"First, allow me to thank you for your most informative and helpful information on Splenda. You are doing the world a huge service to publish this information.
Yesterday, I used Splenda for the first time this year. I used Splenda before about a year ago, but I had terrible stomach pains and cramps the same evening. I had also eaten some take-out food that evening. I wasn't sure if it was the Splenda or the take-out food that made me so ill, so I stopped taking Splenda just to be safe.
Then, yesterday, I decided to try Splenda again since I will be starting the Atkin's diet next week and I really wanted to find a sugar replacement. I deemed saccharin and aspartame to be unsafe to use due to their long histories of causing health problems. Aspartame using to give me horrible headaches. I also was not happy with the taste of the natural sweetener, Stevia, so I decided to try Splenda again.
I used three teaspoons of Splenda in my coffee and, about two hours later, I felt incredibly bloated and uncomfortable. I also developed a slight headache and shortness of breath. The reason I know these ill effects were due to Splenda is that I had not eaten anything yet that day when I had my coffee with Splenda. My morning coffee was freshly ground and freshly brewed.
Even this morning, as I write this email, my stomach feels bloated and I still have a slight headache. I was not sure this was caused by the Splenda until I luckily came across your webpage and read some of the possible effects of sucralose. I will now throw away my bag of Splenda and never use this product again. Thank you so much for making this information public on the Internet, and keep up the good work. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
(follow up note)
I can't thank you enough for your wonderful website and information on sucralose/Splenda. I think many people like myself who are informed and do research on products have been lulled into a sense of false security due to Splenda's slick advertisements saying--It's made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar-- or something to that effect. Because this item is so new to the consumer market in the USA and there are no widespread reports of possible, dangerous side effects like your website informs, so we just take for granted that it's safe and a much better alternative to "chemical" sweeteners like aspartame and saccharin. How wrong that assumption is!
You probably saved me from a lot of discomfort and goodness knows what else. And for that, I thank you profusely. I already suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and don't need to add any other stresses on my already depleted body. What a blessing you people are. Thank you!"
Thank you P.T. for sharing your story with our visitors.