Help! I am very dizzy - page 4

About 3 weeks ago I woke up with severe vertigo. Never had anything like it before. Was put on a anti-inflammatory and Antivert. Stayed home for a few days util I could navigate again. Now, this... Read More

  1. by   Compton
    Quote from KPrice
    Everything I read about it says Splenda should be completely harmless. It doesn't cause cancers even in really high doses, doesn't seem to have any known metabolites, and has been used in multiple countries for years and years with nothing. I'm not exactly pro-artificial sweetener, either, but it came down to a choice between being obese (with all its known risks) and giving up sugar drinks for those with Splenda... seemed like a reasonable choice to me, and I'm down forty pounds as a result.
    Hey KPrice!

    I saw an article this morning that I thought you might be interested in seeing:

    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050324/dcth023_4.html
  2. by   Mommy2Katiebaby
    Quote from Compton
    Hey KPrice!

    I saw an article this morning that I thought you might be interested in seeing:

    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050324/dcth023_4.html
    It IS interesting, but did you catch the source? US Sugar Association. Motivated by their desire to see me healthy? I think not...

    The sad truth is, any statistics and studies created in the US have to be subject to scrutiny because the odds are they're being done in order to make SOMEONE a lot of money.
  3. by   Compton
    Quote from KPrice
    It IS interesting, but did you catch the source? US Sugar Association. Motivated by their desire to see me healthy? I think not...

    The sad truth is, any statistics and studies created in the US have to be subject to scrutiny because the odds are they're being done in order to make SOMEONE a lot of money.
    Yeah, I did see that. But that doesn't mean that the dieticians still didn't do that. Just that The US-SA publicized it. I found it humorous to begin with :chuckle: but also there is some truth to it. They are marketing an artificial sweetener directly at children. A little weird don't you think?

    I understand the stats and the US too. A shame, thats why I was really interested in that study that was talked about earlier in this thread. Shame that person ran away..
  4. by   Mommy2Katiebaby
    Quote from Compton
    Yeah, I did see that. But that doesn't mean that the dieticians still didn't do that. Just that The US-SA publicized it. I found it humorous to begin with :chuckle: but also there is some truth to it. They are marketing an artificial sweetener directly at children. A little weird don't you think?

    I understand the stats and the US too. A shame, thats why I was really interested in that study that was talked about earlier in this thread. Shame that person ran away..
    I would have liked to see that study, too. I'm with you - kids should NOT be being force-fed artificial sweeteners of any kind by the mass marketing industry, but darn it... I gave up sugared drinks and a few other things and I'm down forty pounds. I'm exercising, getting ready for my very first marathon (yikes) in a month or so, and I *know* my risks for diabetes and heart disease have dropped dramatically. Splenda has its place in a healthy ADULT diet, if you ask me, and I'm willing to take a chance on unknown risks down the road if it means I get to reduce risks for KNOWN problems that I already have.
  5. by   rach_nc_03
    Quote from llg
    I am happy to read that you are going to an ear specialist. Just because your outer ear looks OK and there is no sign of an infection in your middle ear ... doesn't mean that there isn't a problem with your inner ear (where the balance mechanism is). A PCP doesn't have the ability to diagnose inner problems adequately. I completely lost the functioning of my right inner ear several years ago and would never trust my inner ear to a PCP. Even as I lost 100% of my hearing and balance on the one side, my outer and middle ear looked perfectly normal.

    Go to the ear specialist ... then to the neurologist if the ear guy doesn't find anything.

    Good luck ... and let us know how it all turns out.

    llg
    Yup- I ended up at an ENT for the same sx, turns out I had an inner ear infection- it happened 3 times last winter, but not since. Mine hit suddenly- fell flat on my butt at clinicals one morning. That was fun.:spin:
  6. by   suebird3
    I was dx'd with Meniere's 3-4 years ago, thanks to a virus I caught years earlier. Antivert prn keeps the symptoms at bay. My ENT put me through an MRI.....if you have a closed MRI, ask for a wash cloth to put over your eyes. Keeps the claustrophobia at bay!! :chuckle
  7. by   Compton
    Quote from KPrice
    I would have liked to see that study, too. I'm with you - kids should NOT be being force-fed artificial sweeteners of any kind by the mass marketing industry
    Well that is great news for you! Congrats!

    I am surprised that they are getting away with that kind of marketing? They seem to be walking a fine line. I guess the flip side of this whole Splenda Mess is that at least you understand that it is an artificial sweetener. I was reading an article that reported about almost 50% of people in a survey thought Splenda was natural!
  8. by   nursemelanie
    It's so weird you guys are talking about vertigo. Yesterday, I couldn't get out of bed because of it. My husband thought I was crazy. It started at 2 am when I went to check on my crying son. As I was walking down the hall I noticed I was getting closer to the wall. I felt sick. I thought maybe I got up too quick, but in the morning it was the same until late in the evening. Today I felt better, but still noticed some dizziness with quick turns of the head and I have had a bad headache. Maybe I should make an appointment with the ear doc?
  9. by   Compton
    For the Splenda Interested:

    Local groups are concerned about Splenda expanding its sole US plant in Alabama because of environmental issues.

    Environmental Concerns over Splenda Plant in Alabama

    "But they also noted that the company's secrecy about the making of Splenda has only aroused more suspicions."

    "Phosgene, which is derived from chlorine, is usually made on the site where it's used, primarily because of safety issues involved in storing and shipping it.

    How much of a hazard these chemicals actually pose to the surrounding community of McIntosh could depend on how much is on site and how it's handled.

    Tate & Lyle officials would not even acknowledge that the chemicals were part of its process. "
  10. by   P_RN
    My sister was just hospitalized with severe vertigo. The neurologist came to the conclusion that she has basilar migraines. She's used Imitrex for years for the "regular migraines", but this doctor said it cannot be used at all in basilar migraine.

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