Thursday, April 19, 2007


I have had a bit of a bad headache everyday for a couple of weeks.
So, I have been reflecting back to see if I have been doing anything different lately.
Well, something came to mind.
For the past two weeks, I have been drinking water instead of soda (Mt.Dew).
**I mentioned before that I am addicted to Mt. Dew and I am trying to cut back.
Half of the time, I put Crystal Light flavoring (ummm...tastes so good) in my water (which is sugar free).
It has aspartame, which is the sweetener they use instead of sugar.

When I used to drink a lot of diet cokes I got headaches – BAD.
Diet cokes have aspartame too.

I did a little research. Click on the picture to see what I found.

That is pretty incredible, huh!?!

I guess I cannot tolerate the aspartame.

Have a good day!

**Oh, will you please dim the lights on your way out? The dim lights help with the headache...
Or, you can just sit and make yourself at home. There is plenty to read in the Great Chamber.


Kirsten N. Namskau said...

WOW ... This is too scary. How can they accept something that is so dangerous.
Who paid who under the table???

jiggs said...

More like asper-aggressive!

hotboy said...

The water in Scotland tastes great straight out of the tap. Because it runs over granite apparently. I heard recently that a lot of folk are getting wheat allergies because of the awful stuff they put in the bread these days! Dearie me! Hotboy

Jason said...

Do what I do, stick with coffee. ;-) Have a good day.

Cinderella said...

Ohhh Gawd!! That is awful!!! Well, atleast you were smart about it and investigated!! You are one smart cookie Lee Ann!!

Hypersonic said...

Wow...that would explain alot. Thank God I don't use any sweetner. If sugar was good enough for Grandma, it's good enough for me.

BeckEye said...

I use Sweet 'n Low sometimes for my iced tea, and I know it's soooo bad for me.

danny said...

fucking corporate conspirators!

making us feel the need to drink something flavored.


DaMasta said...

Does it really have that stuff in there?? How can it be on the shelves!??! Man, I drink crystal light all the time... :(

Menzies Milngavie III said...

I say!

I wouldn't touch anything except an MGT.

I do hope that your suffering ceases.


angel, jr. said...

I started getting headaches after drinking lots of those energy drinks. I don't know what's in them, but I've stopped unless I really need to stay awake. The headaches usually come the day after--so I drink them when I know I can be incompacitated the next day.

JLee said...

I don't want to know..noooo! haha

EBEZP said...

It's really horrible Oh poor lee ann!
My partner had constant migraines for years and it's all put down to aspartame. Mainly in diet drinks! Shafted if you do and shafted if you don't!
Water and coffee for me!
Take care BG

Gyrobo said...

Also, you could be in Dew withdrawal.

Lee Ann said...

Gyro ~ Yes, I thought of that. In fact, I originally thought that, but after the first week, I figured the headaches would get better (at least a little). Then I started doing a little research. I remembered when I had the worst of my migraines that I was drinking a lot of diet soda. At that time, the migraines remained after I quit the diet sodas, but there were not as many. Maybe its a bit of both - aspartame and dew withdrawals!