Hello, my name is Tony and I have Multiple Sclerosis. I was a commercial real estate appraiser and expert witness in Boise, Idaho. I have since moved to Arkansas and I now live with my dad because I need his help in daily life. I was diagnosed with MS on March 5, 2007 and I have seen a number of doctors since then. I have been taking Avonex once a week, Wellbutrin daily, and Xanax, Valium, Hydracodone and Ibuprofen as needed for pain. I have had two MRIs in the past year and the first one shows a lot of lesions on my brain and the other one shows problems with my spinal cord.
I drank Diet Dr. Pepper for over 15 years and I drank about a case or more a month. I have also used Nutra Sweet in my coffee. I’m sure I have come into contact with Aspartame from other sources as well. It is a horrible feeling knowing that I have to spend $40,000 a year just to maintain my health and hopefully not get any worse.
I guess I’m writing because I’m frustrated, learning my MS may have been preventable and no one is doing anything about the problem. Google Aspartame sometime, you get over 3,000,000 pages, 30% are pro and 70% are AGAINST! There is a ton of scientific research and a number of doctors have come out against it, but it is still on the market. The history of the stuff makes me sick. It shouldn’t even be on the market but big business made sure that it is and it is going to stay. I wish I could find just one law firm that had the cahones to take on this industry and kick some butt. Thank you for letting me vent and have a great day!