well, i've been aspatame free for 1 week and can't believe the results. My BP had been creeping up over the last 2 years, last Wednesday, after 3 cans of Fresca, it was 154/91 again. My blood sugar was rarely below 6.0 (114 U.S.), the ringing in my ears was noticable, a spot had developed on my cornea, and had a constant tingling in my right arm and leg...and a few more things. The thing that bothered me the most was a fuzzy head, a minor headache, and the irritation that noise caused (thought that this was caused low blood sugar)
anyway...one week later, BP 110/65, glucose around 5.0 (85 U.S.), ringing in the ears was the first thing to disappear, tingling is less noticable, mind is sharp again, noise doesn't bother me, and have stopped taking the BP meds. Still see a spot, but its smaller.
so, no more aspartame for me. Have even stopped chewing sugar free gum, fat-free yogurt has been replaced with the Splenda variety, and many more positive changes are being noticed,...I had no idea that this one small change would have such a huge effect so quickly...even wear my bifocals less!