June 24, 2014

Day 23: It was funny until it wasn't.

I took this picture when I thought it would be funny to write about how I was going through Splenda withdrawal.  But an hour later, it wasn't so funny.

I decided to stop drinking Splenda two days ago on a whim.  I've never been one of those "make your own deodorant, chemicals will kill us all" types but I figured 4-5 packets of Splenda a day probably couldn't be good.

I started getting a headache after lunch, but figured I was just dehydrated.  So I kept drinking my un-Splenda-ed drinks.  Meaning water.

But by 4:30, I felt like I had played the "But Umm" game last night and lost, like a college freshman after her first frat party.  I was nauseous, my head was pounding, I felt clammy, dizzy, and just all around hungover.  Which is really weird considering hangovers usually involve alcohol.

I left work 30 minutes early, came home, and immediately passed out for an hour.  Now I'm sitting here wondering if I'm sick, if someone slipped me a roofie this weekend (Mom?), or if it's possible to get this sick from artificial sweetener withdrawal.

All I know is that the sound of a Splenda hangover sounded pretty funny... until it didn't anymore.