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  • Charisse
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    I don't like tea so that's not an issue for me but Splenda is one of my only definite triggers. I used to drink a coffee light frappucino every morning from Starbucks and now I notice immediate pain if I drink those. I was told they contain Splenda but am not positive. I have heard Splenda is similar to chlorine so I can see why it would bother some of us. Asparatame seems to be an automatic no for everyone.

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  • girl
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    I can't tolerate tea no matter how it's prepared, caffeine or not, no tea.
    Splenda gave me one of the worst flares I've had, but some people do fine with it. I think it's definitely a "try and see" individual thing.

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  • SharonA
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    I am fine with Splenda. I even bake with it.

    I drink decaf iced tea but I do not boil my water to make it. I put hot water in a pitcher and put the tea bags in that and let it sit until the tea is room temp. I have heard that the acid in tea is released if you put tea bags into boiling water. I do know that the tea tastes bitter if I do that.

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  • ICNDonna
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    I use Splenda with no problem. It's been a life saver for me. Tea, however, is a different story. I can tolerate herbal teas, but the acid in regular tea is too much.

    Donna

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  • GriffsMommy
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    Caffeine can be a problem as well as the acid in the tea. Getting the decaf won't help with the acid. I have read that some people have a problem with splenda and some don't. I didn't think I did until I drank a whole lot of mint iced tea one day that had splenda in it. I had to pee every 5 minutes about an hour later. I'm thinking it was the splenda because mint isn't supposed to bother our bladders and the tea was just straight up mint leaves.
    Maybe try some mint tea, it's yummy as iced tea and see how you do w/ the splenda or just use a little real sugar? Good luck!

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  • Mom of Twins
    started a topic Decaf Tea? Splenda?

    Decaf Tea? Splenda?

    I have seen that tea and artifical sweeteners are high on the trigger list for IC flares, especially caffeine is mentioned.

    Has anyone had experience with drinking decaf tea vs reg. caffeined tea? Do you think it is the caffeine in tea or would decaf be better? I am a tea addict and would love to know if any of you has had any experience with this.

    What about splenda? Do any of you notice a difference with Splenda vs other artificial sweeteners, like Sweet n Low, etc?

    It is so hard living with IC when I also have to struggle with weight issues.

    Thank you for your time!
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