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Aug 20, 2015 7:03 AM

Does anyone else notice an increase in pain when drinking diet soda?

Aug 20, 2015 8:01 AM

Funnily enough, I've recently noticed a reaction to Pepsi Max. It makes my throat very painful and it hurts to swallow. It tends to feel like there's a lump part way down and can feel as sharp as blades in my throat. Obviously not drinking it ATM. Not sure it affects overall pain levels. I've not noticed a pattern but then the only diet soda drink I ever have is Pepsi max.
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Aug 20, 2015 8:29 AM

I only drink sprite zero because it doesn't have the caramel colorings and other additives . I know it has the phenalynaline and noticed that if I drink it regularly my pain is increased in my wrists arms hip and ankle.

Aug 20, 2015 9:59 AM

No thank God, I am a pepsiholic. 5-6 cans a day
My pain is continual so it is hard to tell.

Aug 20, 2015 10:26 AM

This is odd. I rarely ever drink any soda and so I can't say if it increases my pain. My average daily pain is a 3-4, but today is a 6-7 due to over-activity yesterday. Next time I have one I will pay attention. 🙏🌼

Aug 20, 2015 10:32 AM

My Dr told me if I was going to drink soda do not drink diet. Look up aspartame facts that might be your issue. I now check everything for aspartame.

Aug 20, 2015 11:59 AM

For me, not really. I'm also a Pepsiholic but I've noticed that when they switched the formula to non aspartame, not as many headaches which is good for me. It could just be the aspartame for me though. If anything, I tend to drink either regular soda or coke products. They don't bother me as bad.

Aug 20, 2015 1:53 PM

I don't drink ANY soda whatsoever. The only thing that I drink is Seltzer. There is no sodium, no colors, no sugar, no calories. It's just water with bubbles. I get the flavored ones like wild cherry or mixed berries. There is nothing artificial in those either. I drink anywhere from 2-3 liters of it a day. (At least I'll never be dehydrated). Besides, if I drink plain water, it gives me aweful heartburn. It's weird because the seltzer does t do that to me. Hope you're all having a peaceful and less painful day. 🙏🏻🌻

Aug 20, 2015 3:31 PM

I can drink diet soda only, if its not diet the sugar from regular soda makes me sick

Aug 20, 2015 3:31 PM

I can drink diet soda only, if its not diet the sugar from regular soda makes me sick

Aug 20, 2015 6:55 PM

Yes. Soda triggers my pain. I rarely drink it. Maybe six cups a year.

Aug 20, 2015 7:44 PM

I haven't drank any today and my pain level is way down.. I was reading the phenalynaline is bad for pain.

Aug 20, 2015 9:33 PM

Melissa, I'm the opposite, the fake sugars make me sick and burn my mouth. Hmmm. Anyway, had anyone had the broken down phenalynaline? I think it's one of my supplements. Also,

Aug 20, 2015 9:35 PM

Shammagram, are you referencing the studies where aspartame brings on symptoms of MS, that left when people speed donning diet soda. I know my uncle prefers diet soda because of tooth aches and Cascais, but I'd rather have Cascais than a bunch of chemicals any day.

Aug 20, 2015 10:56 PM

I drink both diet and full-sugar, but after hearing about aspartame making pain worse, I might just stick to normal Pepsi 😞

Aug 21, 2015 2:09 AM

Aspartame causes headaches. I went from weekly migraines that were so bad I couldn't see to a few a year. Also the body processes it like sugar for diabetics. It also makes some people hungrier. The problem with studies is they can be turned to come out the way you want. Bottom line if it doesn't come from the Earth don't eat it. I try to stick to that rule but we as humans all have our own weaknesses.

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