Wow – made it to the holidays.
It has been a crazy old term with plenty of challenges.
I started feeling a bit weird during week 2 – right after I stopped taking a Berocca every day. This feeling was in my head behind my eyes and felt rather strange – a bit like having been punched or just plain dizzy. I had some blood tests and all was fine. I knew I was ok but just felt crappy all the time. After about 5 weeks of this I decided to ignore it.
It has all but gone now. So what was it?
My research into Berocca revealed that it has aspartame in it – an artificial sweetener which if you believe the posts, forums and commenters from the web is nasty stuff. The sites claimed all sorts of effects from eating aspartame. I had been taking a Berocca a day for around 7 years. Whether it was that or just a stress response or something else I do not know.
Will monitor closely over the next week. Tomorrow I may venture up into the hills where it has been snowing recently. A gentle hour in the bush will be a great way to start the holidays.