|"It took me three times to figure it out. I was very weight-conscious at the time and bought a box of lite hot chocolate sweetened with Splenda. I drank it the first time and felt awful. I was nauseated, my heart was palpitating, and it felt as if it was starting and stopping (ectopic beats).
I thought... Jeez, what is that all about? ... and dismissed it.
Then I drank some of the hot chocolate a few days later and that same thing happened. I kind of figured it out at that point, but I tried it again just to really see if that was the cause. Sure enough--same symptoms.
Needless to say, I do not eat anything nor do I give my family anything with Splenda. I have a five-year-old with diabetes and thought it would be a good substitute... boy was I wrong."
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