Friday, September 12, 2008

Maybe


Well, we've been racking our brains trying to figure out why I would have a grand mal seizure.  I haven't been on any crazy medications lately, I have no family history of epilepsy, I (hopefully) don't have a brain tumor, and I don't remember having any traumatic head injuries recently.  The only thing that has changed is my diet. I try to eat pretty healthy mainly because of the family history of cancer raging through my veins, so I am conscious of what I put in my mouth.  (Probably I should work on the amount I put in, too :))  But I started drinking Crystal Light lemonade on a pretty regular basis a few weeks ago. It's delicious! And I figured it would be better for me than soda – never been a Diet Coke girl, always preferred water – because it's a low-calorie drink that's not carbonated.  Anyway, I'm not positive that it's what did it for me, but there is quite a bit of anecdotal evidence out there that aspartame, the sweetener used in Crystal Light, causes grand mal seizures in individuals with a sensitivity to it.  That's enough for me!  I hope it's that easy.  



8 comments:

Mandee said...

Is it normal for you to be awake at 6:33AM, or is that another side affect of the Crystal Lite?

I'm so bummed about that news cause I LOVE Crystal Lite- it's the one thing that has helped me actually kick Diet Coke. Should I take my chances? Or learn from your experience. Either way, I hope you don't have a brain tumor. : )

Julie Huish said...

Crazy! I love this stuff! But I don't think I would be drinking anymore of it if I were you.

jakeandstephanietaylor said...

what a bummer....crystal lite is amazing! But I think Ill just stick to my diet coke addiction:)
That is crazy that that would maybe send you into a mal seizer-scary. For sure I will not let my kids drink it now!

Nicole said...

Is this Stephanie Bair from Mt. View high school??
This is Nicole Mason(Mecham)/
It has to be you, although it doesn't look like you've aged AT ALL!!

Jenny said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! You could always come over to the dark side...that is, the Diet Coke side. You know Andrew says the rivers in heaven flow with Diet Coke...may as well get started now.

Jenny said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! You could always come over to the dark side...that is, the Diet Coke side. You know Andrew says the rivers in heaven flow with Diet Coke...may as well get started now.

Nibley-Baker Blog said...

So it's back to boring old water... I'm glad you figured it out (sort of)!

Katie said...

Yes, bummer about Crystal Lite. I need to kick my Cherry Coke habit badly but water isn't quite doing it for me!

Also, when are you going to let me take you somewhere.....when's the next Costco run?