Hi, some time ago I posted on here asking if anyone had experienced RLS with Sucralose. No-one else seemed to have a problem with it, and at the time I thought it was antihistamines that were causing my issues, but I am now pretty sure it is Sucralose after all.
Sucralose (Splenda) is my artificial sweetener of choice because it has no bitterness and you can cook with it as it isn't denatured by heat, but recently I've been unwillingly eating more of it as it seems to be replacing Aspartame in drinks. This seems to be related to the Sugar tax, with more drinks' manufacturers putting Sucralose into drinks where other sweeteners were in use before.
I've had a bad UTI that wasn't responding to antibiotics so I've been drinking cranberry juice and even the full sugar variety has Sucralose added. Subsequently every single night for weeks now I have had RLS and had to take an iron tablet. I'm lucky that iron works for me, but it's a major pain that Sucralose is finding its way into everything.
Anyone else suspect Sucralose as an issue? I can't help feeling a lot of people are probably having this problem and are completely unaware of just how much of this is turning up as a booster sweetener in things.
I've read on here that some people have a problem with Aspartame but I do wonder if Sucralose is the same but two and two hasn't been put together yet, or perhaps more importantly, whether all artificial sweeteners are doing something neurologically that is causing RLS issues. I'd be most interested to hear from anyone who has read/heard anything about this or knows why art' sweeteners are such a disruptive substance. I saw a book years ago that claimed art' sweeteners were neurologically destructive and I thought the guy was a crackpot of the 'your fillings are killing you' ilk, but now I wonder...……...