Did you know that Tylenol Cool Caplets have sucralose (Splenda) in them? Me either. Regular Tylenol does not contain it. For those who may be unaware, artificial sweeteners are a vasoconstrictor, which for people like me with vasospasms can cause chest pain and migraines.
I've been taking them daily for about 5-6 weeks to nurse my achy left shoulder (that's going through PT). About a month ago the daily migraines started and some minor chest pain. Every day for a month I've been suffering with nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and pain. I'd take my Tylenol once a day (sometimes twice if my pain was a bit much) to combat the pains. No relieve.
Finally, after a terrible night of severe migraines and no sleep, we started auditing everything I consume. We try to be so careful with everything I consume just for this reason. But there it was in the fine print on the box only (not on the bottle) in the inactive ingredients, sucralose (Splenda). I stopped taking it. Amazingly, I'm at Day 4 no migraine and no chest pain.
A month of terrible daily pain and needless suffering due to my pain reliever. Why does a pain reliever need artificial sweeteners in it anyway? And where's the indication on the front of the box to let us know about? I'm writing them a letter.
Ladies, if you're suffering with daily pain, stop and take note of what you're consuming. I've found that products like artificial sweeteners and preservatives such as BHT are sure triggers for me.
I just wanted to take a moment and alert all of you. Have a wonderful weekend, Tonya