Do artificial sweeteners worsen neuralgia?

I stopped using sweeteners and drinking diet sodas and felt a little relief, but the pain I have is on and off, so I don't know if this was really effective. Has anyone found relief from eliminating artificial sweeteners from their diet? Using raw sugar has put a few pounds on me and I know sugar is not good for me.

Yes, I used Splenda and found I had more discomfort. Now I use just a little Nutress. Try this.