|"I have had a very bad physical reaction to Splenda.
Earlier this summer, I had some popsicles--about 4. The next day I had mild cramps and diarrhea, which lasted about a day. Since this coincided with a spell of hot, muggy weather while I was doing yardwork, I didn't think much about it.
However, three days ago, I had three fudgsicles made with Splenda and my reaction this time has been much worse--severe abdominal cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, body aches, and weakness. Today is the first day I haven't spent 80% in bed, when not dashing to the bathroom.
Now, I am not a weakling or a complainer. I am a firefighter/EMT. I train search and rescue dogs and engage in searches that involve many hours in the field over difficult terrain. Firefighting demands the use of turnout gear and an airpack which together weigh about 80 pounds.
I'd like to know if the FDA did any human studies of this product before allowing it to be marketed."
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