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Lucozade Drink - Makes me very ill

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by VillageLife, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. VillageLife

    VillageLife Senior Member

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    For some reason when I drink lucozade it makes me VERY poorly, (FOR THOSE IN THE USA, LUCOZADE IS AN ENERGY DRINK) when I drink this, I shake, feel very ill. Does anyone have any ideas why this might happen to me ? I have CFS and POTS.

    I sometimes think drinking lucozade is like 'neat' chronic fatigue syndrome in a drink, it gives me the most intense CFS feelings. Maybe working out what this drink does helps crack CFS.

    Any ideas would be great...Also I havent been tested for XMRV.

    THE INGREDIENTS ARE.....

    Carbonated Water

    Glucose Fructose Syrup (24%)

    Orange juice from Concentrate (5%)

    Citric Acid

    Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bisulphite)

    Stabilisar (Acacia Gum)

    Caffeine (0.012%)

    Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid)

    Flavourings

    Colour (Beta-Carotene)
  2. Tom

    Tom windows exterminator

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    Hi ,
    It's likely the glucose fructose syrup , I had a bad time after sweetening coffee with glucose.
    Now I don't touch any of these energy drinks.

    Tom
  3. brenda

    brenda Senior Member

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  4. caledonia

    caledonia

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    According to the article Brenda linked to, the fructose overwhelms the liver. Our livers are already doing poorly from the CFS, so the fructose would be an added burden for the liver to detox, thus making you feel bad.
  5. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Any sulphites are bad for me as well as fructose intolerance, always check for preservatives, they are in everything!
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    Lesley Senior Member

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    Reversible postural tachycardia syndrome due to inadvertent overuse of Red Bull

    The caffeine could also be part of the problem. I found this when I was researching POTS:

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/r521821537044108/
  7. Marco

    Marco Old blackguard

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    If you have problems with your blood sugar balance, Lucozade was removed from hospitals because its stuffed full of sugar (tasty though!).

    The sudden intake of sugar can cause a compensatory hypo attack (hypoglycaemia). The symptoms include confusion, shakiness, hot and cold flushes, blurred vision and irritability/aggresiveness.

    My wife (who doesn't have ME/CFS) gets these fairly frequently (but doesn't admit the last symptom).
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    willow Senior Member

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    Plus imagine how excited any pathogens get at such a rich source of easy fuel!

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