Hello, I have been reading a lot of stories about people reacting badly to aspartame consumption and I was wondering if sharing my story would help me to move over what happened to me.
For the last 7-8 months I have been using Aspartame based sweeteners in my morning oatmeal and since then I have started having unusual symptoms like being REALLY cold all the time and not being able to feel warm again for a really long time and shaking from feeling cold even when inside or under blankets. Apart from this I have experienced lower back pain, ringing in the ears at night, incredible depression and mood swings and many other symptoms. For some reason I did not assume anything was wrong with me and attributed the symptoms to usual things like cold weather or PMS.
Everything changed for me one night when suddenly I could not feel any taste. Everything was ok in the morning and in the evening I just lost my taste. another thing that happen alongside the loss of taste was sever tongue and lips burning sensation and inflammation of tongue and lips. It is nor July and my symptoms fluctuated on and off in the past 3 months with no apparent pattern.
I have to mention that in these 8 months I have been using a great amount of aspartame ( one 75g jar per week and sometimes more).
I have gave up all artificial sweeteners and products containing them. Its been 3 days now and I am experiencing the following symptoms: joint pain, muscle aches, mood swings, incredible fluctuations in energy levels, sever abdominal pain and cramps, bloating and upset stomach among others.
I was wondering if anyone experienced something similar? since I gave up aspartame I got my sense of taste back... is it possible it was from aspartame consumption?
I have heard about people experiencing withdrawal symptoms and I was wondering if anyone knows how much will these last? I am not able to do anything and it's horrible.