Topic: So happy I could cry! It's the freakin SPLENDA!
I had the biggest Aha! moment of my life today. I've been using Splenda for like 7 months doing the low carb thing. I have also been complaining of abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and aweful gas (sorry). I'd mention it here and there to my family "something is just not right" and such. Bad pain. I was at the dr. yesterday for routine blood work and happened to mention it. She asked a bunch of questions and asked if I'd changed my diet but I couldn't think of anything I'd done different. The ton of Splenda I put in my coffee every day never occured to me. She said she'd check my blood for some bacteria (can't remember the name) and told me to rule out lactose intolerance by illiminating lactose. So today I eat my normal healthy food and then a few hours later, have a cup of afternoon coffee with splenda and there's the gas and pain and bloating. I was like what the hell! I haven't eaten anything for hours. Then there was my AHA moment. It's the freaking Splenda! All I did was type in Splenda into google and found all this info with all these people having the same problems. My God that shit must be poison. So, like I said, I just put two and two together after 7 months of pain, gas and bloating. Working out like crazy and have this bloated looking belly that won't go flat. Anyway, no more splenda for me. I'll update as to whether my symptoms vanish. Crossing my fingers but I am 99% sure Splenda is the culprit. Thank goodness it's not cancer.