11 years ago, Rhonda Gessner’s sister started falling ill. She was having frequent abdominal spasms which intensified over time.
Walking became an unbearable task as even the slightest movement sent excruciating pain to her limbs and muscles. She had to go up and down many hospitals to get a proper diagnose of her condition, yet not even one doctor could point out the exact cause of her discomfort.
Over the years, doctors had taken tissues and muscles from her body for multiple sessions of biopsy. Worse still, they still weren’t able to find any definite illness that matched her symptoms, as reported on Little Things.
By March 2012, Rhonda’s sister was on 24 prescribed medications but her pain did not alleviate. It got worse to the point she figured she was counting her last days. She made some big moves leading to that.
She transferred all her major assets to her eldest daughter’s name, making sure her children weren’t left behind once she’s gone. A few days later, an unexpected news was delivered to them.
The final test results came in, and the woman was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She immediately called Rhonda, to which Rhonda’s reply was a question.
“Do you happen to drink diet soda?’, she asked her sister.
“I was just about to crack a can open”, said the sister.
Rhonda immediately asked her sister to stop drinking diet sodas. She recalled an article she read about aspartame poisoning. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener found in sodas and sweets.
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Prolonged consumption will cause dizziness, high blood pressure and even muscle spasms. 32 hours later, Rhonda received another call from her sister.
“It worked! I could walk!”, exclaimed the sister.
The doctors were notified of her aspartame poisoning and a few pills later, Rhonda’s sister was able to walk completely without feeling any kind of pains in her muscles.