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Member Since 23 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 03 2009 05:59 AM

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Stevia: Problems With It? Am I Alone?

30 July 2009 - 07:47 PM

Does anyone every have problems with Stevia? I got it b/c I'd heard that it was better than Splenda (which I never liked anyway purely on taste). I also got Truvia. I tried the Truvia first. I liked it just fine. I never reacted badly to it. I ran out of it though and so I busted out my Stevia which has prepackaged serving sizes. I only have one serving with my one cup of joe a day and my gluten-free creamer (which I also didn't have problems with). I've not had a problem until now.

After a few uses I noticed I would get the same kind of thing that I get when I have gluten...gas, bloating, pain and the big D. Everything I've read says that Stevia doesn't have this problem for people (unless they have large quantities). I've also read that it should be fine for people with Celiac.

However, I know that everybody is different so what works for all may not work for a small few. I just want to know just how alone I am in this one.

I could be wrong, it could be something else but I don't think so.

BTW, the Honey Nut Chex are AWESOME! I love them.

Bloody Noses?

13 July 2009 - 07:26 AM

I have yet to be diagnosed with Celiacs but I'm not really worried so much about that than learning to deal with the symptoms. I simply can't afford anymore to pay for a doctors best guess or indifference. I've been to many and I'm done trying to deal with it. I've taken a bunch of blood tests that tell them and me nothing new (I just wanted to get that part out of the way).

I had been gluten free for three weeks BUT I did a foolish thing last Wednesday. A friend had a birthday party and I had piece of cake. I don't even like cake but I had it anyway (I guess it was part of that "I'm depriving myself" feeling). OMG! The next day the pain, the gas, the diarrhea, the headache and nausea came on with a vengeance. I was sick for three days. I had to leave work twice because I just didn't feel good.

I now feel better since it seems the worst of the gluten attack is over. But I've noticed that I have a bloody-ish nose. I blow it and it is bloody though not bleeding. I've had this problem on and off in my adult life. When I was kid I used to get bloody noses all the time but when I was 17 it stopped. Now I just get the bloody snot. <_< So I got to wondering if this is also a part of my gluten problem, is it common? I also have congestion with the bloody snot (yuck). I hadn't had the bloody snot for a couple weeks which so it does seem it got better without gluten in my life.

Anyone else have this problem?

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