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Aspartame and seizures

Tue, 04/17/2007 - 16:47
Hi there I'm new to this site but not to Epilesy I'm 53 years old had it since I was 3 and I was going to mention that did any one on this site yet tell you all that aspartame can cause seizures. I didn't know that until about December of 2005 but ever since I stopped using it my seizures are much better. Well I hope that this group is understanding Pamela


Re: Re: Re: Aspartame and seizures

Submitted by sydlee06 on Thu, 2007-07-26 - 23:10
My daughter started having very hard to control seizures in Nov 06, it was continually gettting worse. She had to be admitted to the hospital 3 times in March, the last time she was admitted I had read an article about aspratame and seizures and stopped allowing it in her diet. My husband is diabetic, so we used to have quite a few aspartame sweetened things in the hope, ie: pudding, jello, lemondate, ect.. She has not had a single seizure since stopping aspartame in her diet. Not one, and she previously had 3 to 27 tonic clonic daily and almost constant partial and absence seizures daily. Her neuro did not say much about it when I told her about it, but as for me that is proof enough. Not to mention that my migraines are almost non existant since I quit drinking diet soda. I wish it would get taken of the market, because now in a fight against obesity schools are even using it in lunches. Which means my daughter can not ever eat school lunches.

My sister spent a lot of

Submitted by itsmyeviltwin on Mon, 2007-07-30 - 03:12
My sister spent a lot of time on her recent visit trying hard to find a reason to blame my seizure on ME. :( Finally her blame and rationalizing made more sense when she she asked if my neuro mentioned if this was hereditary. Fear and stigma is everywhere, even family! I know she was operating on fear. But I can't remove every little bit of enjoyment from my life because it 'might'not be good for me. I guess if we (or others around us) can find some kind of list of all the things we 'may' be doing WRONG it makes it feel like maybe we could be in control of this stuff, eh? I don't believe one diet soda a day from an aluminum can is going to do a whole lot of damage to my health. I don't smoke and I don't drink BUT I do allow myself one caffeinated drink a day: either weak coffee or a Pepsi One. If I had 10.. yeah it no doubt would be a problem, knowing what I know about caffeine and E. I choose to read ACCREDITED research studies and browse PubMed and medical journals, I don't believe everything I read on a bulletin board or from the neighbor and I hope nobody does here either. Perspective is a good thing.

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