Has anyone experienced a lot of anxiety and/or depression when using Stevia...

Has anyone experienced a lot of anxiety and/or depression when using Stevia?

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2 years ago #2
Estie
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Hi Maria, and welcome to the Stevia Sorrow! I wrote a blog on this and would love you to read it, as it will instantly cheer you up - you are not alone in this and we really can trust our bodies when they react to anything - people, animals, natural products/foods too! There is tons of experience and help and practice wisdom and you've come to the right place. Just remember it is not instantly out of your body, but might take a few weeks. Sit it out with us, we're all here for you. And so many more people than you realise will understand what you are feeling, I promise. Achey joints, headaches, rashes, the whole lot are on the blog site from all those contributing.
Hope you feel better soon. Love Estie

I'm not a 'guest' but a regular, but have been away with work and waiting for my log in details!

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1 year ago #3
luvs sweetpeas
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Hi! Yes! I am in denial about it lately, but after quitting stevia because of anxiety&depression, I incrementally have gotten back to where I was as far as using it daily in my tea, cereal,etc. and am not feeling as well as I was when off of it.
It's been about a year now that I have been using it regularly again...I use the Sweetleaf Organic Stevia Extract white powder. Time to drop it again and see if I feel better.

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12 months ago #4
Amber
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Yes! I have never had such a problem with depression. I have had my thyroid and hormones tested. Everything has shown up normal, but I do not feel normal. I keep having this nagging feeling it is caused by stevia. I'm more certain of this the more I research. I have cut way down on stevia. It is in my protein drink and I have one recipe I use it in. This will be my second time quitting stevia.

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12 months ago #5
luvs sweetpeas
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Hi....I quit every 6 months or so, and then sneakily up my use again week by week. I usually feel emotionally better not using it, but I have a sweet tooth, use it in tea,& oatmeal. It's an ongoing situation. ugh.

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7 months ago #6
Tara
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Hi, may I have the link to your blog about this?

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7 months ago #7
jade
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I think this might be the blog you are looking for: http://www.dietboard.net/how-to-detox-after-a-reaction-to-stevia-225.html

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5 months ago #8
Gail
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YES !! Years ago I identified Stevia as something I must be allergic to. It seems to negate my SSRI med and magnifies my stress levels. Even a small amount can cause problems to which, in retrospect I can say - "Oh yes, there was Stevia in that." Ordinarily I am not troubled by anxiety ... unless Stevia is present.
My concern is that it has become a standard "all natural" sweetener and more diligence is needed to avoid it.

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1 month ago #9
Kathy
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I am thankful to have found this thread. I have been doing the Trim Healthy Mama diet which advocates using stevia.Every time I am on it, I get really on edge. I thought it was the lack of sugar, but I think the stevia is triggering it.

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