According to the Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ and an article on naturalnews.com Artificial Sweetener Disease (ASD) is sweeping across America, affecting tens of thousands of consumers, and Western medicine calls it anything but what it really is, so that doctors can prescribe expensive pharmaceuticals and set up “check up” appointments for the following weeks.
Call it recurring headaches, unbearable migraines, depression, anxiety, muscle pain, arthritis flare ups, buzzing or ringing in the ears, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, inflammation, even acid reflux, but don’t call it ASD, or the patient may stop consuming synthetic sweeteners, and then not schedule more doctor visits.
The symptoms of ASD can change overnight, depending on how much chemical sweetener you consume, and which ones. Some combinations are especially toxic. Consumers can go from a migraine headache to vomiting or from vision problems to an upset stomach. Many people experience central nervous system disorders, cramping, nervous twitches and abnormal reflexes.
The link with pain in Fibromyalgia and Aspartame have been around for a while now but Aspartame can be hard to avoid, especially if you eat “light,” “reduced-calorie” or “sugar-free” products. It’s in things like diet drinks, sugar-free breath mints, low-cal ice cream, and a wealth of other processed foods. Fortunately, it’s easy to spot on a label.
Until you have actually taken it completely out of your diet you will have no way of knowing if this has had an effect on your pain, but probably one worth trying.