I stumbled across your forum when I was browsing for any toxic information on Splenda. Actually I have been experiencing pain in my legs for the last 3 years (peripheral neuropathy). I was even prescribed Gabapentin, which did not reduce the pain.
I am 37, a diabetic for about 5 years and have been using Splenda for the last 3 years. My H1bac has always been less than 6. In the beginning, the pain was tolerable, and I told my doctor if I should get on diabetic pills since I showed neuropathic pain in the foot. Since my H1bac was lesser, he adviced against it and told me to keep food control and exercise. However, inspite of food control and sugar control (H1bac<6), this pain started coming and going and recently it stayed on and became severe. Recently I have also started taking diabetic pills, but the pain did not go down. After the doctors accepted it as peripheral neuropathy and gave Gabapentin (1800mg/day) which did not help, I was so upset that I went against my practices. So I wanted to use sugar instead of Splenda out of frustration thinking that my diabetes was bad anyhow. Next day I noticed the pain to be manageable. As I started recovering, my habits also restored and stopped sugar and went back to Splenda to take care of blood sugar. Again the pain became severe. Yesterday I stopped Splenda again and today I feel lesser pain than yesterday. At this point, I began to suspect Splenda and was looking for information on the web, when I stumbled on your website.
I dont know if it is right to correlate my pain with Splenda, or, was it just a mere coincidence? For the time being, I will be sceptical on Splenda. Pls let me know if you have any suggestions.