The Side Effects of Aspartame Cain't be Ignored... 

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Are the side effects of aspartame real, or is it just a coincidence when something out of the ordinary is felt after consuming this substance?

The FDA says it's safe, but pay no attention to other countries that have band this substance from their foods and beverages. In the USA, somewhere around (6,000) products have aspartame in them.

We are a headache site and continuously try to give info on anything that may give headaches. By 1996, nineteen percent of the complaints to the FDA about aspartame was about headaches. 


The top ten complaints about side effects of aspartame to the FDA are:

This was at one given time, there're more being reported each day.

  • Headaches, which accounted for 1,847. 
  • Dizziness or poor equilibrium, with 735 complaints.
  • Mood change with 657 complaints to the FDA. 
  • Vomiting/nausea, also another complaint. There was 647 that complained.
  • Abdominal pain and cramps by 483.
  • A change in vision is experienced by some who complained to the FDA, 362 people.
  • Diarrhea by 330.
  • Seizures and convulsions by ingesting aspartame by 290.
  • Memory loss by 255 people. That comes quick enough.
  • Fatigue and weakness were experienced by 242 people.

Other side effects of aspartame are, aggressive behavior, disorientation, hyperactivity, extreme numbness, excitability, loss of depth perception, liver impairment, cardiac arrest, suicidal tendencies, and even death.

These last side effects of aspartame were reported in less than a year after it hit the market. After almost (600) complaints regarding aspartame side effects to the FDA, they were forced to have the centers for Disease Control to look at these complaints. The Centers for Disease Control only reviewed 213 of the 592 cases of aspartame complaints. 

Frederick Trowbridge of the CDC added a sugar coated report which can be read at this site. It said that with the wide variety of complaints about aspartame, most being of a mild nature, data didn't provide enough evidence for serious widespread adverse consequences for aspartame users.

Most of those complaints aren't of a mild nature. Certain individuals may have an unusual sensitivity to aspartame!!


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More side effects include:

Brain tumors, (there's a video on YouTube of a man talking about his wife that passed away of a brain tumor, and when examined, had aspartame in the tumor).

Aggravated Hypoglycemia, weight gain, suppressed immune system, endocrine and metabolic disturbances, hormonal imbalance to the point of a D&C, skin eruptions including Lupus, and female genital, Dermatitis, Severe itching, Respiratory Allergies, Swelling of the lips, tongue, and mouth, larynx.

 Neurological disorders such as heart palpitations, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, tachycardia.

 Also frequent voiding day and night, excessive thirst. Severe joint pain, GI disorders, loss of vision, blurring, bright flashes, tunnel vision, and also tinnitus (ringing in the ears)


Research has shown that 20% of people who participated in an aspartame study, tested positive for reactions to aspartame.  Out of millions of aspartame users, that amounts to quite a few that may have a reaction of some kind to aspartame.

 Studies show that symptoms improve with aspartame avoidance

Thanks for reading

We hope you found the side effects of aspartame you were looking for, and urge all to use caution when using aspartame. Our last page was about aspartame dangers. Don't forget to read it to. There may be more info that you can use. Read more on the foods that cause migraine headaches on our next page. Home page from side effects of aspartame.

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