What is Avoid aspartame (sweetener)?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in some foods and beverages.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 70 8
Multiple Sclerosis 28 2
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 12 0
Headaches 5 0
Allergic reaction 5 2
Migraine headaches 4 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Avoid aspartame (sweetener)"

Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
13

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Avoid aspartame (sweetener)

Headaches 3
Breathing difficulty 1
Vertigo 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using Avoid aspartame (sweetener) (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 5
Side effects too severe 2
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped using Avoid aspartame (sweetener)

Duration

Currently Using Avoid aspartame (sweetener)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 37
Stopped Using Avoid aspartame (sweetener)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Always
12 67%
Usually
4 22%
Sometimes
1 6%
Never
1 6%
Burden
Very
1 6%
Somewhat
2 11%
A little
2 11%
Not at all
13 72%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
9 100%
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3 patient evaluations for Avoid aspartame (sweetener)

Impy Ann1
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Impy Ann1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See Impy Ann1's full Avoid aspartame (sweetener) history

Dec 7, 2008 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: My son took me off Aspartame over 20 years ago because his college professor said it was bad for ANYONE and I was already sick with something. He drove all the way home from college and threw out everything in the house with aspartame in it. Now, if I just taste the stuff I gag. Never eat or drink anything without checking first!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
woobie
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woobie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : moderate
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VL 0
I have:
HIV

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Dec 6, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Side effects: Headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
janik
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janik
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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Dec 1, 2008 (Started Jul 15, 1991)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage:
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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