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Ringing in the ears after using excessive amount of splenda in the food. Is tinnitus related to the intake of splenda?

I started a diet two weeks ago and started using splenda to make my food more paltable; maybe ten packets a day. I started having ringing in my ears that has increased in both vloume and frequency to the point where I have not been able to sleep at night for the last four nights. I stopped the splenda yesterday, after finally googling for contraindications. Is there any chance that ceasing the spenda (as well as other triggers such as grapefruit, salt, and sugar) that the tinnitus might ease?
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

Splenda is artificial sweetener sucralose and i very frequently used to give artificial sweetening to food products. Although reports are not very consistent, it has been suggested that splenda can have many side effects which can include what you are experiencing.
In any case you may use splenda in limited quantity and nothing will happen, but if you use anything in the quantity you mentioned then definitely it may cause so much of side effects.

As far as your tinnitus is concerned, you need to immediately stop splenda and get an audiometry done. You need to take a multivitamin tablet like zincovit once daily after food and a steroid tablet like the predmed in doses of 8mg three times for two weeks immediately. Your doctor will know about this.

It usually takes around two weeks to two months for the effects to go so you need to wait for such time to feel better.

take care

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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