FDA

<p>To FDA:</p>
<p>Obviously you know the major problem regarding the epidemic of<br />
suicide.  You have  70% of the population using aspartame.  The<br />
phenylalanine which is 50% of the molecule is neurotoxic as an<br />
isolate and floods the brain.  It lowers the seizure threshold, just<br />
one of the reasons aspartame is a seizure triggering drug, and<br />
depletes serotonin.  Lowered serotonin triggers bipolar or manic<br />
depression, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, panic attacks, insomnia,<br />
schizophrenia, hallucinations, etc.  To make matters worse aspartame<br />
interacts with all antidepressants.  In fact, due to damage to the<br />
mitochondria it interacts with virtually all drugs and vaccines.  So<br />
as long as aspartame is on the market people using it and taking<br />
drugs don’t have a chance.</p>
<p>I can tell you right off there is aspartame in Singulair and<br />
AstraZeneca’s Accolate.  To make matters worse aspartame is in many<br />
of these asthma sprays.  Aspartame is actually escalating<br />
astham.    Below my signature I’m going to add just a few case<br />
histories on Singulair for people to understand what is happening.</p>
<p>You know aspartame is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug<br />
because your Board of Inquiry revoked the petition for<br />
approval.  <a href=”http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc”>http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc</a> We do know it would<br />
never have been marked except for the political chicanery of Don<br />
Rumsfeld when he was CEO of Searle. You know how its destroying the<br />
brains of our children because FDA received Dr. John Olney’s report<br />
and  agreed with him.  <a href=”http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc”>http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc</a> You know<br />
there is a 1000 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored<br />
Epidemic, <a href=”http://www.sunsentpress.com/”>www.sunsentpress.com</a> by H. J. Roberts, MD, and that we have<br />
a global epidemic.  You know all about excitotoxins – Excitotoxins:<br />
The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock,<br />
M.D.  <a href=”http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/”>www.russellblaylockmd.com</a>   You have received material for<br />
years from Mission Possible International and ignored it just like<br />
over 100 independent scientific peer reviewed studies showing the<br />
toxicity like the Ramazzini Study showing aspartame to be a<br />
multipotential carcinogen.  When Dr. Soffritti did the second one it<br />
showed it only takes a small amount of aspartame to cause cancer, and<br />
if a pregnant woman uses it and the baby survives, it can be passed<br />
to the offspring so when the child grows up she can get cancer.  FDA<br />
ignored it. You also know your own FDA toxicologist  testified<br />
against FDA in Congress because it causes cancer:</p>
<p>On August 1, l985 FDA’s own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told<br />
Congress at least one of Searle’s studies “has established beyond ANY<br />
REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors<br />
in experimental animals and that this predisposition of it is of<br />
extremely high significance. … In view of these indications that<br />
the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been<br />
established WAY BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, one can ask: What is the<br />
reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food<br />
additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?”</p>
<p>The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of<br />
cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross<br />
asked, “Given the cancer causing potential of aspartame how would the<br />
FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame<br />
as constituting an allowable daily intake or ‘safe’ level of it? Is<br />
that position in effect not equivalent to setting a ‘tolerance’ for<br />
this food additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA<br />
itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health<br />
of the public?” Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985)</p>
<p>So your original studies showed aspartame causes cancer admitted by<br />
your own toxicologist, and two impeccable Ramazzini studies confirmed<br />
it.  It violates the Delaney Amendment and yet you have done nothing<br />
but ignore it.  Much has been documented in the FDA audit, Bressler<br />
Report, except for the two mice studies that were so bad FDA deleted<br />
them: <a href=”http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt”>http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt</a></p>
<p> From a press release on the Ramazzini Studies:   “The results,<br />
Soffritti said, “call for urgent reconsideration of regulations<br />
governing the use of aspartame as an artificial sweetener.” “This is<br />
not just an opinion,” he said, “but in the United States, it is also<br />
the law.” The Delaney Clause of the Food Additives Amendment of 1958<br />
mandates that any food additive shown to cause cancer in people or in<br />
laboratory animals – as demonstrated in rigorous safety tests -<br />
should be considered unsafe by the Food and Drug Administration.”The<br />
law was designed to protect citizens with a zero cancer risk<br />
standard,” Soffritti wrote in an e-mail. “Now that aspartame has been<br />
demonstrated to induce cancer in animals, it follows that aspartame<br />
is not safe as a food additive for humans. Human consumers should not<br />
only be warned, but also protected from this risk.”</p>
<p>FDA has served above the law since Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes became<br />
Commissioner.  Here is the newspaper article that explains when it<br />
happened:  “The New FDA:  Good Medicine for Drug<br />
Firms”  <a href=”http://www.mpwhi.com/the_new_fda.htm”>http://www.mpwhi.com/the_new_fda.htm</a> The whole story of how<br />
aspartame got approved is in the documentary, Sweet Misery: A<br />
Poisoned World, <a href=”http://www.soundandfury.tv/”>www.soundandfury.tv</a></p>
<p>You have ignored my petition for ban of aspartame which by law<br />
requires answering in 180<br />
days:  <a href=”http://www.wnho.net/citizens_aspartame_petition.htm”>http://www.wnho.net/citizens_aspartame_petition.htm</a> It has<br />
been almost six years.  The amendment regarding an imminent health<br />
hazard requires answering within a couple of weeks.  It was sent to<br />
you last October.  <a href=”http://www.wnho.net/amendment_to_citizens_petition.htm”>http://www.wnho.net/amendment_to_citizens_petition.htm</a></p>
<p>Why do you violate the law?  Is it because you take money from Big<br />
Pharma and you can’t serve two masters?  Is it because you don’t have<br />
the power?  Or is it because you don’t have the courage?  Since you<br />
have full knowledge of the toxicity  of aspartame and the fraud<br />
involved in original studies because FDA asked for indictment  of<br />
Searle, you are guilty of the same law FDA used against Searle, Title<br />
18, Section 1001.  You tell people its safe with full knowledge its<br />
deadly.   Maybe it just boils down to the fact that not any of you<br />
has the  courage of a grasshopper, and you turn your heads and allow<br />
millions to die.   When I met the researcher of the Trocho Study<br />
which showed aspartame embalms living tissue and damages DNA he said,<br />
“Betty, this can kill 200 million people” I told him it no doubt<br />
already has.  Consider the millions of babies murdered in their<br />
mother’s womb because aspartame is an abortifacient and<br />
teratogen.  Consider the millions using it dying of cancer because<br />
you have ignored the Delaney Amendment.  Consider all the fatal<br />
degenerative diseases triggered by aspartame that result in<br />
death.  It’s pushed on diabetics when, in fact, it not only can<br />
precipitate the disease but simulates and aggravates diabetic<br />
retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes<br />
diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin.</p>
<p>Suicide is rampant and you allow aspartame in drugs with full<br />
knowledge, even in children’s products.  What does it take for FDA to<br />
act like human beings concerned with safe food and drugs.  You<br />
“probe” issues and then ignore them, anything to make Big Pharma<br />
happy.  People are actually dropping dead from aspartame while you<br />
gleefully remove ephedra as the cause.<br />
<a href=”http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm”>http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm</a> and<br />
<a href=”http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm”>http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm</a></p>
<p>Aspartame Disease is one of the greatest scandals in US history, and<br />
no drug on the market is safe as long as somebody is using this<br />
poison.  If you have any integrity or human decency answer my letter<br />
and petitions.  If you care not for safe food and drugs simply ignore<br />
it like you have the studies that prove its a poison.  FDA is<br />
responsible for every single person  that dies from aspartame because<br />
you have had every opportunity to recall it and ignored the<br />
issue.  When those responsible to solve the problem are the problem<br />
its an abomination.</p>
<p>Read on for a few cases on Singulair.  The aspartame cases on the<br />
sick and dying never stop, even though FDA turns people away with the<br />
complaints. Even in congressional hearings it was admitted FDA was<br />
getting so many complaints they were referring them to the AIDS<br />
Hotline.   Aspartame experts say the mental hospitals are full of<br />
patients that are only aspartame victims.</p>
<p>Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder<br />
Mission Possible International<br />
9270 River Club Parkway<br />
Duluth, Georgia 30097<br />
770 242-2599<br />
<a href=”http://www.mpwhi.com/”>www.mpwhi.com</a>, <a href=”http://www.dorway.com/”>www.dorway.com</a>, <a href=”http://www.wnho.net/”>www.wnho.net</a><br />
Aspartame Toxicity Center, <a href=”http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame”>www.holisticmed.com/aspartame</a></p>
<p>From: AwsomFire@<br />
I promised to write my story several weeks ago and haven’t had time<br />
(with all this healing, LOL)<br />
I am a RN and work in a doctor’s office.  It all started when a<br />
patient’s mother called and refused to give her son a medication for<br />
his asthma, called Singulair, which is a chewable tab and as everyone<br />
knows almost all children’s chewables contain ASP and this one was no<br />
exception. As it turns out, the mother herself had been diagnosed<br />
with MS and when she found out about ASP, she quit and within days,<br />
her vision and the use of her legs returned.  About 2 weeks later,<br />
one of the other nurses in the office came in<br />
with the “Nancy Markle” letter.  When I was first handed the letter,<br />
I said, “Oh, I’ve heard things about NutraSweet before, but its all<br />
bogus”. Later that day, I read the letter and I had never read<br />
anything so profound in my life.  Half of the things in the letter<br />
were like reading my history. I was so intrigued I started searching<br />
the Internet and that’s when i ran across <a href=”http://www.dorway.com/”>www.dorway.com</a> and I<br />
started copying all kinds of stuff.  I still haven’t read a lot of<br />
it, but after about 2 reams of paper I decided I ought to try to get<br />
the “other side of the story”, I still didn’t want to believe that<br />
the FDA was so corrupt.  As a nurse that is VERY hard to accept.  I<br />
have to call in medication all the time and now every time I have to<br />
call in Singulair I cringe (but I can’t afford to lose my job and<br />
refusing to do my job would be very good grounds for dismissal)<br />
Anyway, my medical history as follows:  After my 2nd child I had<br />
about 50 pounds to lose and started drinking diet cola.  Shortly<br />
after that, I started taking my first antidepressant and also was<br />
diagnosed with hypoglycemia, I was passing out at work and when i<br />
tested my blood glucose i was consistently getting readings in the<br />
40s and when I had a GTT, I had a 3 hr glucose of 14 (yes 14) and i<br />
drove home from the office where i was being tested with that<br />
number.  I felt so awful, but i’m so glad i had something to eat<br />
before I laid down for a nap,  I probably wouldn’t be here<br />
otherwise.  I haven’t had a GTT since, I’m terrified to even try, and<br />
now i don’t feel its necessary.  About 6 months after I started<br />
taking my first antidepressant with little results even with 2 dosage<br />
increases, I had my first visit to the psychiatrist and then shortly<br />
after started psychotherapy, all with little result, just small<br />
patches to the problems.  When I got pregnant again, all the<br />
medication was stopped.  I lasted almost 18 months after my daughter<br />
was born before i became suicidal and again was back to the<br />
psychiatrist and back on medication ( i had to stop breastfeeding to<br />
start taking the meds)  And back in therapy.  Then just when i<br />
thought I might have the depression under control, I started getting<br />
chronic daily headaches with migrane type symptoms ( i had photo and<br />
phono sensitivity)  I went to the family doctor and was given Inderal<br />
( a blood pressure medication) and gained 10 pounds and still had<br />
headaches.  I then went to see a Neuorologist and she did a CT scan<br />
with contrast ( which i was allergic to and had hives) which was<br />
normal.  She put me on Elavil (in addition to the other 2<br />
antidepressants I was already taking) and I gained another 20<br />
pounds.  I quit taking the meds and the headaches instantly came<br />
back.  So I was then given Pamelor and still felt like I was gaining weight.</p>
<p>Also in the mist of all of the other symptoms, I was having violent<br />
mood swings,  I would feel soooo guilty yelling at my 2 year old<br />
because I couldn’t get enough sleep.  I also was taking antacids by<br />
the bottle for<br />
constant stomach pain.</p>
<p>When I finally stopped using ‘diet’ products, I was able to quit<br />
taking all but 1 of my medications within about 1 week and have not<br />
needed pain medication in over 2 weeks (i’m just about 30 days off)</p>
<p>Now the really bad part, is the number of symptoms on the FDA’s list<br />
of 92 that I had in addition to the ones for which I was seeking<br />
help.  My hair was combing out in the handfuls (already thickening<br />
and hardly losing any), my brain must of felt ‘foggy’ for now I feel<br />
that fog has lifted and my memory has greatly improved.  I have also<br />
in the last 2 weeks been able to get up not only on time but early in<br />
the morning and have started to exercise.  In addition to others, but<br />
the worst one of all, and this one i’m not sure is related but very<br />
well could have been is the last 2 weeks of my 3rd pregnancy (the<br />
only 1 I used aspartame with), I developed VERY high blood<br />
pressure  (the highest was 280/160, no joke, the doctor took my<br />
mother in the hallway and asked her if she could handle my husband if<br />
i died) and had to have my labor induced.  Also while in the hospital<br />
in labor, my platelets dropped dangerously low (under 30,000 when<br />
normal is between 150,000 and 400,000).  This condition is called<br />
PreEclampsia with HELLP syndrome and I was in ICU for 5 days.  After<br />
reading all of the information I have so far, I am almost sure it was<br />
probably ASP related also as I was NOT in a high risk group for<br />
developing this condition.</p>
<p>I’m VERY sorry this is so long, but I felt like if I can explain<br />
things I makes them more real. I’d be very interested in hearing<br />
other people’s storys also.  I think the thing I’ve enjoyed reading<br />
the most on DORway is the case studies. Thanks for listening,  gina</p>
<p>___________________________________________________<br />
From: patse</p>
<p>My husband went to the doctor today for a check up. His allergies and<br />
asthma are bothering him. The doctor gave him chewable Singulair for<br />
a preventative for the asthma. This stuff has aspartame in it. When I<br />
told the nurse it contained aspartame she said they are going to<br />
cripple us all!</p>
<p>Patsy</p>
<p>_____________________________________________________________________________<br />
Child with asthma – Singulair for asthma has aspartame in it. 2 year<br />
old boy (chronic respiratory, asthma, auto-immune, behavioral<br />
problems, diarrhea since birth,  sick since birth, used aspartame<br />
   during pregnancy (Canada- British Columbia)</p>
<p>Heather B      ( child had chewable Tylenol at age one and had two<br />
seizures)<br />
__________________________________________________________________________________<br />
From: Starw<br />
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 11:45:17 EST<br />
Subject: Question on Aspartame and Singulair<br />
To: <a href=”mailto:bettym19@mindspring.com”>bettym19@mindspring.com</a></p>
<p>Dear Dr. Martini:</p>
<p>I found your email address on the internet.  Both my husband and I<br />
became very concerned when about 7 or 8 weeks ago our 3 year old son<br />
began having what seemed to be “atonic seizures” where his jaw<br />
relaxed and his head dropped for about 1 or 2 seconds and it always<br />
happened in the morning (we would give him his Singulair chewables at<br />
night before going to bed – he’s been taking it for one year<br />
now).  The latest he would have a seizure would be around noon time -<br />
but never in the afternoon or evening.</p>
<p>We at first did not think they were seizures – we thought that he<br />
might be having reflux coming up although he’s never had reflux – so<br />
when we saw no improvement, we took him to the pediatrician last<br />
week.  She suggested one of three possibilities – the PANDAS, partial<br />
seizure, or Tourette’s Syndrome.  She referred our child for a blood<br />
titer test to rule out PANDAS and that came back negative.  Next, she<br />
referred our child for both an EEG and a follow up with a neurologist<br />
– but unfortunately, the earliest appointments are for the first week<br />
of December so we will have to wait.  So we got very desperate as we<br />
would see more and more of these “seizures” where he would never lose<br />
consciousness but his eyes would roll back and he would have head<br />
drops and would hurt himself continuously on tables etc.  We could<br />
not explain why only in the mornings this would happen.  So my<br />
husband and I brainstormed and thought of what he took before going<br />
to bed at night – chewable vitamins and Singulair chewables.  We<br />
first took him off the vitamins last week but the seizures continued<br />
every morning.  Then we started researching on the internet about<br />
Singulair and read of post-market reports of rare instances of<br />
seizures so we took him off Singulair effective last night and this<br />
morning discussed our suspicions over the phone with the<br />
pediatrician.  She thought of possibly the aspartame producing the seizures.</p>
<p>Dr. Martini, we are not ready to deem ourselves victorious yet and<br />
after much worrying and lots and lots of prayers and just one night<br />
off the Singulair – he only had 1 seizure this morning and it was so<br />
faint/vague!  By now he would have had over 15 episodes, but only 1<br />
this morning!</p>
<p>Please advise on where we should report this case as we strongly feel<br />
that it is the Aspartame in Singulair and we intend never giving it<br />
to him again.  By the way, for the last year, his behavior has been<br />
TERRIBLE – misbehaves, irritable and does not sleep well at night so<br />
we hope this is our solution – taking him off completely.</p>
<p>Any feedback would be most appreciated.</p>
<p>Regards,</p>
<p>Lour -<br />
_________________________________________________________________________________<br />
From: “RW” <<a href=”mailto:anangelsmom@bellsouth.net”>anangelsmom@bellsouth.net</a>><br />
To: “Dr. Betty Martini,D.Hum.” <<a href=”mailto:Bettym19@mindspring.com”>Bettym19@mindspring.com</a>><br />
Subject: Aspartame Horror Story from Renee Wilson<br />
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 14:02:24 -0500</p>
<p>Dear Betty,</p>
<p>Thank you for taking time to speak with me and also for forwarding<br />
all the information.</p>
<p>I wanted to make sure that you have all the information you need<br />
about my case so here goes…</p>
<p>I began ingesting poisonous artificial sweeteners as early 1981 or 82<br />
when RC100 was put on the market. I loved it.</p>
<p>In 1986 I began drinking Diet Rite Soda and continued off and on til<br />
just recently when I learned that artificial sweeteners were toxic.</p>
<p>In 1987 I became pregnant with my first child. During that pregnancy<br />
I had a urinary tract infection and was given TETRACYCLINE. I also<br />
took IRON SUPPLEMENTS and PRENATAL VITAMINS</p>
<p>My daughter was born on February 8,1988.</p>
<p>During the times when her vaccinations were given she was also given<br />
TYLENOL INFANT DROPS and later graduating to CHILDRENS CHEWABLE<br />
TYLENOL. She had illnesses as all young children do and was on many<br />
occasions given various prescription and non prescription<br />
medications, this included various brands of CHILDRENS CHEWABLE<br />
VITAMINS. Her general health is OK although her grades are very poor<br />
and she has very poor social behaviors. Too many to list in the<br />
letter. If you’d be interested in that you can let me know.</p>
<p>She was diagnosed last year with HYPOKALEMIA. She loves (is addicted<br />
to) junk type foods.</p>
<p>In 1989 or 1990 I went to the ER by ambulance for a rapid heart rate<br />
and was told that I had MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE.</p>
<p>In 199O I went to the ER because I had been ill for a few days with<br />
feelings of weakness and tiredness and also headaches. I was told<br />
that I had CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROM..</p>
<p>I became pregnant in December of 1990 with my second child, Andrew J.<br />
Morgan II. My pregnancy seemed normal and I went to all OB visits<br />
including one when I had to drink an orange concoction to check my<br />
sugar levels. (I think)</p>
<p>In August of 1991 I went into pre-term labor and was hospitalized for<br />
a few days and given MAGNESIUM SULFATE. I was sent home with a<br />
prescription of BRETHINE that I was to take for 2 weeks. I did as<br />
directed and I took my Last pill on September 13, 1991. I had my son<br />
at 7:17 AM on September 14, 1991. He weighed 7lb 3oz so I was sent<br />
home in the normal amount of time. Sometime around his second month I<br />
took him to the ER for excessive crying followed by a fever. I was<br />
told that the fever was due to the crying and that he was having gas<br />
problems. I was told to change his formula from ENFAMIL WITH IRON to<br />
NUTRAMIGINE. I was also given a prescription for some type of PINK<br />
LIQUID DROPS for the gas and told to give him TYLENOL INFANT DROPS<br />
for pain. So I took him home and did what I was told . At some point<br />
after that I noticed several times that he would awaken suddenly,<br />
stiffen up, turn very red and stop breathing. When the stiffening<br />
would ease and he would regain his breath he would cry like he was<br />
injured. There was also an occasion when I went to his room to check<br />
on him and he was not breathing. He began to resume breathing after<br />
his crib was shaken abruptly.</p>
<p>Right around the time that he was 3 months old he began having<br />
symptoms of a bad cold. I took him to his doctor and while I was<br />
there I expressed my concern about SIDS, I told him about the<br />
episodes that had been taking place at home I also told him that I<br />
had read some information about SIDS. He laughed a bit and then told<br />
me that I had nothing to worry about.</p>
<p>The following weekend My son Andrew died at home. His death was ruled<br />
as being a SIDS case and his death certificate says he died of natural causes.</p>
<p>In 1994 I went to the doctor several times over a few months for<br />
headaches. I was given several different prescriptions and although<br />
no tests were ran at all I was told the doctor could find nothing to<br />
be causing my pain. I began to think he did not believe me so I just<br />
stopped going. I still have headaches often but I just deal with it.</p>
<p>In 1994 I began having spells where my heart would just skip beats. I<br />
went to a cardiologist who ran a few tests. He told me I had MITRAL<br />
VALVE PROLAPSE. I was given a prescription for PROPRANOLOL. The<br />
medication made me irritable so I was switched to CALAN SR. I<br />
remained on the CALAN SR until I became pregnant with My third child</p>
<p>In 1996 I found a lump in my right breast and had it removed and<br />
tested. It was benign.</p>
<p>In May of 1996 I became pregnant with my (second) Son Zachary. During<br />
my pregnancy I had one illness and was given an antibiotic although I<br />
do not recall which one. I went to all OB visits. I had a normal pregnancy.</p>
<p>On February 8, 1997 My third child, Zachary was born. (On my due date.)</p>
<p>He was on an APNEA MONITOR for the first several months of his life.<br />
(Only as precaution due to the loss of my second child).</p>
<p>Zachary had all of his vaccinations. I also gave him INFANT TYLENOL<br />
DROPS during that time. (For pain/fever)</p>
<p>In his early months I took him to the doctor because I thought he<br />
might be having seizures. He was tested for that. No seizure activity<br />
was found. Therefore I am still not sure what caused his bouts of<br />
stiffening and twitching.</p>
<p>Also in his early months he was given a LIQUID PRESCRIPTION<br />
MEDICATION for THRUSH. The medication caused him to vomit.</p>
<p>There were a couple of occasions when I took him to the doctor for<br />
fever and was told to give him CHILDRENS LIQUID MOTRIN and/or TYLENOL.</p>
<p>In 1999 when Zachary was 2 years old he began to have night terrors.<br />
His doctor told me to try antihistamines before bed. I did and the<br />
condition did not change. At that time he was placed on IMIPRAMINE</p>
<p>In 1999 I decided to quit smoking and prescribed ZYBAN. I also went<br />
on a DIET so that I would not gain weight. My Diet included the use<br />
of Equal in place of sugar. I used in my coffee, tea, and cereal. I<br />
used anywhere from 50 to 100 packets per week. In a matter of months<br />
I gained nearly 50 lb. I was weak and tired. I would sit around in a<br />
daze. I had no motivation to get up and do anything. I felt<br />
depressed. My hair began to thin.</p>
<p>Also in 1999 I was taken by ambulance to the ER when my heart felt<br />
like it “just stopped” and when it started beating again it was<br />
beating very hard and very fast. Over 200 times per minute.</p>
<p>I was diagnosed the following week with ATRIO VENTRICULAR NODAL<br />
REENTRANT TACHYCARDIA. (AVNRT)</p>
<p>In 2000 when Zachary was 3 he began to stutter to the point that he<br />
could barely speak. I took him to the doctor and was instructed to go<br />
thru the school system for therapy. He was tested for learning<br />
disabilities and IQ tested and scored normal to high in both areas.<br />
He then began speech therapy and was speaking much more clearly<br />
within that school year.</p>
<p>In 2000 I went to the doctor because I was having numbness in my<br />
right arm and hand. I was told that I might have MS. I was tested for<br />
that as well as LUPUS and neither were found to be true but the<br />
Doctor stuck with his story that it might be MS.</p>
<p>Also in 2000 Zachary began to develop TARDIVE DYSKINESIA. His doctor<br />
said it was from the use of IMIPRAMINE We stopped using it and the<br />
condition has not progressed.</p>
<p>2000/2001 Zachary was diagnosed as having NON ALLERGY RHINITIS. The<br />
medications that he has been given for this are:ALLEGRA, SINGULAIR,<br />
ADVAIR, RHINACORT, and ZYRTEC. He has also been given CHLORTRIMITON,<br />
BENADRYL, and SUDAFED.</p>
<p>In 2001 I had two more TUMORS removed. One from my right thigh and<br />
the other from my left forearm.</p>
<p>Over the past few years Zachary has had bouts of strep and has been<br />
given several different ANTIBIOTICS along with CHILDRENS TYLENOL and<br />
CHILDRENS MOTRIN.</p>
<p>When he was prescribed AUGMENTIN it caused him to have DIARRHEA and VOMITING.</p>
<p>Last winter (2004) my husband and I both began feeling as though we<br />
were getting a cold. WE went out and picked up some TYLENOL COLD AND<br />
SINUS (the one with the mint flavored coating.) We both took the<br />
medication and within hours we were both bed bound. We felt like we<br />
just couldnt move. I felt like my kidneys were going to explode out<br />
of my back and I had painful urination. He began having a nose bleed<br />
that lasted about 2 weeks. We each only took one dose of the medicine<br />
but we were affected by it a really long time. My husband has not<br />
been ill since Ive known him until taking that TYLENOL COLD MEDICINE<br />
and now I would find it odd to not see him get up every 5 to 10<br />
minutes to blow his nose. He has never gotten over his sinus problem<br />
since that one dose of medicine.</p>
<p>Last spring was when I found out by accident that artificial<br />
sweeteners were toxic. I was looking for recipes on line and found an<br />
article about it. I did go thru my house and remove all of things<br />
that had the toxins (the ones that I knew of.) I am obviously still<br />
taking it in somewhere or somehow because I am still losing my hair,<br />
I have numerous tumors in my arms and legs.</p>
<p>Still have symptoms of so called Chronic fatigue. I have vision<br />
disturbances. I have trouble falling asleep. I have a lack of concentration.</p>
<p>When I see the commercials for Adult ADD I wonder if that is what I have.</p>
<p>I dont know if artificial sweeteners in all of the medication I have<br />
listed above but I do know they are present in some of them. I also<br />
have not yet learned everything that the deadly toxins are in but I<br />
am learning them all by name and I am being much more careful than I<br />
ever have been. I really want this stuff out of my system.</p>
<p>I hope this information is of value you and that it can be used as<br />
words of wisdom to others.</p>
<p>If there is any other way I can I help you please let me know.</p>
<p>God bless you and all of your work!</p>
<p>Thank you again for everything,</p>
<p>Renee A. Wilson</p>
<p>2605 Slash Pine Court</p>
<p>Titusville, Florida 32780</p>
<p>Phone:321-269-4873</p>
<p>fax:321-268-5851</p>
<p>E-mail <a href=”mailto:anangelsmom@bellsouth.net”>anangelsmom@bellsouth.net</a></p>
<p>________________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p>From: “Kelly G<br />
To: <<a href=”mailto:bettym19@mindspring.com”>bettym19@mindspring.com</a>><br />
Subject: Aspartame in childrens singulair<br />
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 15:43:05 -0500</p>
<p>My son started on Singulair in Dec.05 and shortly after started<br />
having severe atopic dermatitis involving his entire body, nose<br />
bleeds, vasoconstriction of his entire body causing him to turn pale<br />
white and then purple within a matter of minutes,etc.  We found out<br />
in April of this year that the Singulair medication he had gotten for<br />
a one time asthma attack had aspartame in it.  He was tested at<br />
University of Miami and found to have the most severe formaldehyde<br />
allergy they had ever seen and to be the most allergy kid they had<br />
ever treated.  I have pictures of my son up to Dec. 05 and beyond to<br />
see the dramatic change in his appearance.  The best indicator that<br />
Singulair was the culprit is his IgE level was as high as 37,000(an<br />
indicator of allergens in your body) and normal is less than<br />
300.  Two months after removing the singulair , his IgE level is<br />
677.  That was the only change we had made.  A medication that I<br />
thought was helping my son was actually killing him.  Have you had<br />
any other reports of this??  I am a nurse in West Palm Beach,Fl. and<br />
I am not going to let this go.  My son has been miserable for almost<br />
a year and a half and my family has suffered dramatically due to his<br />
illness and repeat hospitalizations.  It has now been three and a<br />
half months, and he is still suffering.  He can’t be in the sun or<br />
hot weather.  He just itches until he bleeds.  It’s almost as if the<br />
formaldehyde is boiling in his body.  He is being tested on Monday<br />
for ethanal, methanol and lactate levels in his blood because I feel<br />
deep down he has a toxin in his body.  No one can figure out what is<br />
wrong with him.  He has had every test imaginable and they’re all<br />
negative.  Let me know of anyone else out there with the same<br />
symptoms.  I know of two other boys that were on Singulair with the<br />
same exact symptoms.  On boy cleared after 3 months of stopping the<br />
singulair.  Thank you, Kelly Gio</p>
<p><<a href=”http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080327/ts_nm/merck_fda_dc%3Ehttp://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080327/ts_nm/merck_fda_dc”>http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080327/ts_nm/merck_fda_dc>http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080327/ts_nm/merck_fda_dc</a></p>
<p>FDA probes suicide risk in Merck Singulair<br />
29 minutes ago</p>
<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators are probing a possible<br />
connection between Merck & Co’s Singulair asthma drug and suicidal<br />
behavior, the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.<br />
The FDA said it is reviewing the issue after receiving reports of<br />
mood and behavior changes, suicidal thinking and suicide in patients<br />
who took the drug, which is used to treat stuffy nose, sneezing and<br />
other allergy symptoms as well as asthma.</p>
<p>The agency did not say how many reports it had received.</p>
<p>While no definite link to the drug has been established, the FDA said<br />
it has asked Merck to evaluate its data for more information on the<br />
risk. The agency said it expects it to take up to nine months to<br />
finish its own review.</p>
<p>The FDA said it is also reviewing reports of behavioral changes in<br />
patients taking other similar drugs, including AstraZeneca’s Accolate<br />
and Critical Therapeutics Inc’s Zyflo but has not yet decided whether<br />
further investigation is needed.</p>
<p>Merck earlier added information about the risk of tremors,<br />
depression, anxiousness and suicidal behavior to Singulair’s label.</p>
<p>Representatives for Merck had no immediate comment.</p>
<p>Shares of Merck were off 31 cents at $44.39 in morning trade on the<br />
New York Stock Exchange.</p>
<p>(Reporting by Kim Dixon and Susan Heavey, editing by Dave Zimmerman)</p>

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