Topic: Quit aspartame
I have been diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue (also referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). Through saliva testing, we found that my cortisol levels are very low and my adrenals are very weak. One of the symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue is hypoglycemia. I have always had blood sugar problems, experiencing both hypoglycemia and gestational diabetes. My main reason for pursuing help, however, is because of the severe dizziness that I have experienced. I have been checked by many doctors, but they have found nothing. This has been going on for over 6 years now.
Because I want to get better, I have tried to follow a low carb/high protein diet to control my hypoglycemia. I do feel better on this diet. However, when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes 16 years ago, I switched to Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke. I have used these colas quite frequently in the last 16 years.
I quit drinking all soda about a week ago. My body is not sure what to do with this. I am wondering what types of symptoms I should expect. Although I'm sure that this can vary from person to person, I thought maybe there was a list of symptoms that others had experienced.
I've done well until last night. I developed a severe headache that could not be relieved with pain killers and became so dizzy that I could hardly stand. I am still woozy today and wondered if this is because of the lack of aspartame in my body or my blood sugar?
Any help would be appreciated. I have craved the diet colas very much the last few days, but have not succumbed.