|"I am so glad I found this website. I feel that I experienced some of the negative side effects caused by Splenda.
About two weeks ago, I had some Baskin & Robbins hard candy sweetened with Splenda. I had about five candies within an hour of going to sleep. At 4 a.m. I woke up with a horrible stomachache. I thought I was going to have to go to the emergency room, but the pain finally subsided. After about an hour and a half, I feel asleep. I also experienced a lot of gas and diarrhea. The next day my stomach felt fine, but I was experiencing some slight vision problems.
By the second day after ingesting the candies, I was driving to work and had trouble focusing my eyes intermittently. When I got to work, I called the eye doctor and immediately went over. The doctor found nothing wrong with my eyes except that I needed to update my contact lens and eyeglass prescription because I was having trouble reading the eye chart. The doctor gave me a new prescription and sent me on my way. This seemed weird to me that my prescription could change so suddenly when I was seeing fine the day before.
By the fourth day, my eyes started improving. The focusing problem wasn't occuring as often as it was the previous days. That's when I put two-and-two together and it dawned on me that maybe the Splenda had something to do with it. I decided to investigage online and that's when I discovered this site. Boy, am I glad I did. After reading about the possible side effects and accounts from others who tried Splenda, I feel certain this was the cause of my ailments. Especially being that after about a week, my eyes have returned to normal. Needless to say, I threw out the candy and luckily didn't fill the new prescriptions for contacts or glasses."
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