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July 14th, 2007
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A little insider information about me

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Date:July 15th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
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As counterpoint, I've never had wrist problems but I was having joint pain and tenderness (with some numbness) in my hands and thought I was getting arthritis early. Didn't do anything about it because, well, what can you do about arthritis? Discovered by accident (doing heavy work and drinking a ton of water, and feeling much better instead of much worse after the work) that it was my nutrasweet intake. The light bulb came on in my head when I realized I thought I was coming down with heel spurs back when I worked at Akamai, but the ailment mysteriously went away when they started charging for soda. I type north of 90 wpm and fairly error-free on a QWERTY keyboard as it is, so I'm somewhat immune to evangelism of DSK, *however*... not all hand pain is ascendant carpal tunnel, and not all people who have concluded that aspartame is poisonous in large doses are nutjobs (google for aspartame conspiracy to see what I mean here). Bottom line: if you're having weird neurological symptoms, it is worth cutting out diet soda, particularly if you're a large consumer, as a first stab at a remedy rather than after years as it was with me.

-rs

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