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Stevia: Problems With It? Am I Alone?

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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.

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I have no problems with stevia, but I do react to Honey Nut Chex. :(

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I can't stand the taste of stevia, and love Splenda...so yes, we are all different. I would stop eating both, then try one at a time. I am willing to bet the Honey Nut Chex are getting you.

There are some people who do get diarrhea from different sweeteners...Truvia even has a statement on the box to that effect. Truvia also is made from the stevia plant.

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I thought the Honey Nut Chex were gluten-free? It says it is gluten-free on the box and I don't see anything listed that makes me suspicious. Though, the box does not mention whether or not there could be cross contamination as the usual practice.

However, for the last two days I've been reacting like I've had gluten. It is so frustrating trying to figure out the things that cause my reaction. I hate when I get an attack it is so draining.

My son just told me "Mom, I think you've had gluten" and I asked him why and he said "because you're in the bathroom a lot lately" :(

So, now the Chex our out, the Stevia is out, the coffee is out, the creamer is out and I'm back to scratching my head and only leaving the house for short trips and scoping out the bathrooms. :angry:

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I cant do ANY artificial sweetners so my answer wont be helpful at all sorry... when i even have a diet soda i will feel like the flu for at least three days. awful experience. it was worse than a glutening.

also i had a reaction to honey nut chex but it wasnt a typical gluten reaction for me. it made me very tired and gave a me a queesy tummy... gluten for me usually lloks more like:

cramps, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, brain fog, pressure, and the next day i will be exhausted like ive run four miles. honey nut chex was merely an afternoon of ill feeling. so i dont know what it was but it didnt seem gluten related to my body

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I am one of those people who have C instead of D. I use Truvia to help keep me regular, however, I have to be careful as to how much I use it or it can go in the wrong direction!!!! I use three packets on my cereal in the AM and then use Sun Crystals, another stevia for sweetening fruit, etc. Splenda has a lot of bad side effects, just Google it once, you might never eat it again. I had this metal awful taste in my mouth for a long time and when I discontinued the Splenda, it went away. That is just one of the awful side effect of Splenda. Actually I try not to eat any other sugar substitutes other than Stevia. It is jus part of a new way of eating so that aI feel good......I am doing Weight Watchers online which has helped me lose 25#. I have been gluten intolerant for five years. It is just a way of life that I accept and it really isn't much bother for me anymore.


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