eating SPLENDA causes my ulcers 100%

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Ever since I discovered Splenda causes my mouth ulcers, I have stopped having them. But many products (like Clearly Canadian bottled water and Purell fitness water) won’t mention containing Splenda, so I have to be VERY careful and read the ingredients for ”sucralose”. Even restaurants like Olive Garden and Sonic have drinks with Splenda (as I discovered after getting an ulcer). I avoid Splenda and avoid ulcers! Anybody else notice this???
adrienne 28 July 07
I was told by my doctor in April to cut down on my sugar intake. Over the next few weeks I happened to try Splenda and decided unlike my aversion to other sugar substitutes, it didn't taste bad at all. I didn't use it often (iced tea twice a week?) Simultaneously, I was buying various diet products many of which contained sucralose or Splenda. After buying sugar free lemon drops at Walgreens, I found I liked them a lot and was sucking on up to five a day at work. One day, I noticed that my tongue felt swollen (I didn't even realize this was possible!) After that, it got worse and I still hadn't made the connection. It got to the point that my tongue felt like it was burned...I couldn't even rub my tongue around in my mouth without extreme pain and also, my mouth was SO DRY all the time but in the morning it was rough like sandpaper and actually stuck to the roof of my mouth. When I asked the doctor she thought maybe it had to do with my sugars, looked at my tongue... but didn't see anything unusual. Somewhere over the next two weeks I made the connection when eating a piece of cake (made w/ splenda) on the way to work one morning. By now, anything spicy/citrus caused discomfort or pain in my mouth. One bite and my tongue started to tingle! I was surprised and thought, this cake must have lemon in it! But, later (as I popped a lemon drop) I wondered if the cake was made with Splenda. Sure enough, when I checked at home it was. I cut out all sucralose/splenda at that moment (with one accidental ingestion of FLAVORED WATER). It got better but did not go away entirely. About two weeks later I went to the dentist and mentioned the allergy. I tolerated the cleaning okay (I wouldn't have a week earlier) and he checked and noticed a little cheek biting but said it was nothing worth noting. After the cleaning/treatment... things seemed to get worse again. I went back to the doctor...who still didn't see much but was concerned that now I had symmetrical dry skin patches on both eyelids and a patch near the corner of my mouth and shared all of the above things that were happening. Blood work...everything was normal. My husband had heard from a doctor he knew that it sounded like a fungal infection... I asked the doctor if she would prescribe NYSTATIN...it seemed to help at first...but by the end of the prescription nothing was all that different. BACK TO THE DENTIST...who now noticed cheek lesions and white spots under the tongue. Finally, a periodontist diagnosed it as Oral Lichen Planus. TWO days of a topical steroid Floucinonide and I am already experiencing some relief. However, NO ONE wants to believe me that I think it was the sucralose! They keep saying I'm probably stressed and I keep saying "I'm a teacher who has been off ALL summer!" THIS IS NOT STRESS! It has been incredibly frustrating... but I will keep taking the Floucinonide for a few more days at least to see if I can get rid of all of this. I am biting my tongue less and initially, I felt immediately better...even ate something spicy today! Time will tell but I hope this does not become a permanent condition. I will forever be wary of products made with Splenda and now I'm phobic about any sweeteners... Hopefully, a little high sugars won't kill me as fast as splenda would!
Sandy 6 August 12
Update to August 12th

It is now November... I am still experiencing mouth soreness in the cheeks and tongue. what I did not mention above was that initially, before stopping Splenda/Sucralose...the very FIRST sign that something was wrong is that I felt like my tongue was SWELLING. Some of what I feel now I believe is because my tongue is somehow larger than what it was before. My teeth are often resting on the sides of my tongue and I occasionally wake up in the morning with a seering pain from having just bit down on the edge of my tongue. I do sometimes sleep with a mouth guard... I was sleeping with one every night for awhile but my cheek lesions started getting worse at the point of contact with the mouth guard. The tests for Oral Lichens Planus did not conclusively diagnos the condition so the doctor is calling it a Lichinoid condition... and the fact that it hasn't gone away after stopping Splenda he is saying it is a chronic condition. (I was hoping in the last entry that it would go away!) Regarding the cause being Splenda... I am SURE that all of this started due to SPLENDA/SUCRALOSE toxicity. I do take blood pressure meds (tricor and diovan) and somehow... my body has been negatively affected. I seem to have a compromised immune system now... with the latest manifestation being SHINGLES. Luckily, it has been a mild case and I am due to go back to work tomorrow. BEWARE SPLENDA and SUCRALOSE! Especially if you are taking the two drugs I mentioned above. I am certain there is a link!
sandy 5 December 12
I drink sweet tea all the .I was on coke heavy and I a very overweight.So I would like to know just for sure if splenda is what causes sores for sure.
Peggy Ingram 15 July 14
Yes, I discovered to my horror that all diet drinks such as Tab, Diet Coke, Coke light, Sprite zero all contain Sucralose, and the multivite I have been taking which is sugar free, contains sucralose, and the side effects listed also state that one may get mouth ulcers as a result. I get a swollen tongue and mouth ulcers in response to sugar itself, but the reaction to sucralose is far more severe. When will the makers of these products realise that by cutting costs by using the sucralose (being 600 times sweeter than sugar, they would use less) that they are going to lose many customers when more people start to assiciate these side effects with the changes in formula. One of the things I object to is the fact that when a product changes its formula, it is supposed to redesign a totally new label. This was not done when sucralose was introduced to these diet drinks, the merely added sucralose to the list of ingredients. Who reads the ingredients on something that they have been drinking for years without any side-effects?
Belle 6 January 16
Just use sugar.
Katherine austin 17 February 17
I bought some sucralose tablets in place of saccharin and couldn't understand why I was getting a sore tongue and ulcers. My doctor couldn't diagnose anything wrong so I decided the only different thing I had introduced to my diet was sucralose. I also had a dry mouth and lost my sense of taste. I was feeling pretty grotty so stopped the sucralose and all symptoms have disappeared. I just wish I had thought of this earlier to avoid a few months of suffering, including not being able to taste my Christmas dinner! I wouldn't touch the stuff with a barge pole.
Elizabeth 9 March 17
In the 80's I attempted goi g to diet soda because I enjoy soda so much. I developed horrible, tiny blustery ulcers. I feel as those I has about a hundred slits in my tongue. Basically I couldn't eat or drink anything as the stinging sensation was so bad. Since I couldn't drink any soda my mouth got better. It wasn't until I again went to diet soda and I had a repeat occurrence that I related it to the sugar substitute (aspartame at that time). Because I ended up having to be seen by a dr, I related my suspicions to him. He had never had anyone complain of that but could d my situation "interesting" and "worth noting". I decided it wasn't worth the pain to go sugar-free and was fine...until...it was decided for us that gum shouldn't have sugar. I didn't know about this change until I started having severe ulcers again, especially on the tip of my tongue. I started reading ingredients and realized all gum now has a sugar substitute. I find it very frustrating that others have decided what is good for me. I just want to be able to enjoy drinks and extras like others, pain free. Give me my sugar.
LLR 10 March 17
Im not going crazy, ive finally found others to support my theory, Splenda = mouth ulcers .. well done guys. i wonder what else its doing to our insides that arent as noticeable...i shudder
SF Aus 1 February 18

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