hpeterson - this forum is a good place for you to share these questions. HUNDREDS of people have had these symptoms. Sadly, they are common, and they typically go away when all aspartame is stopped. You can't imagine how many people have MRIs that show nothing, but the symptoms remain because the aspartame is never stopped. The worry and the time spent, and the money spent on these tests are so unnecessary when aspartame is used, and all the doc has to do is suggest stopping all diet products to see if these symptoms go away. Especially in young people.
For the neurologist to NOT know about the aspartame controversy is one of the problems; this is common sense for one thing, but the research has proven beyond any doubt that aspartame crosses into the brain and causes headaches, vertigo, blurred vision, tinnitus, and other problems sourcing in the brain. Aspartame has been studied in many countries, and these studies have resulted in damage to the brain. Dr. John Olney, MD proved as early as the 1970s that aspartame ate holes in the brains of his lab rats. How can they have covered this up for so long? But they have!
Why isn't this info on Oprah?? Because it is controlled by the corporations that make and sell it; they own the media and the advertising monies. It's a high-stakes political game of greed, and sadly, our children are suffering.
Personally, I think the mis-information and lack of truth about the true dangers of aspartame is criminal. One day this will come to a head, but can you imagine the chaos and the lawsuits when it does? This is one reason they try to keep it quiet. And they just can't seem to take it off the market because it nets so much profit. Not to mention the monies they make off the medical tests and the drugs they hook people on to control the symptoms aspartame causes.
But any doctor that doesn't have the basic knowledge and common sense to know this controversy has merit is a doctor you need to fire. Shop for another doc - one with an open mind who wants to do whatever it takes to help your daughter.
These are strong words, but I have no more patience for the deception hurting our children. If she stops chewing the gum, detoxes these poisons, and restores the nutrients these chemicals rob from her body, she should restore her health.