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Lactose Intolerance - November 23rd 2011, 11:01 PM

Hey guys, I know, I should go to a doctor. Sue me.

Anyway, I talked about a problem I had been having a few months ago with my stomach and getting "sick", if you remember it, great, if you don't, don't worry about it, it's awkward, and hard to explain. Anyway, it's still been happening, it never went away, and I've noticed it may be related to the amount of dairy I eat in a day. I was wondering if anybody here was lactose intolerant, and if so, what kind of things happen to you when you eat dairy products, and how much dairy you need to eat to have these things happen?

I don't think I'm lactose intolerant because when I eat a small amount of dairy, everything is fine. But I can't have more than a serving, or else I get really sick. I'm just wondering how much dairy is necessary to get sick, and what kind of sickness is it? I've looked online a bit, but I was just wondering if anybody has some firsthand experience.

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Re: Lactose Intolerance - November 23rd 2011, 11:17 PM

I'm lactose-intolerant (part of why I went Vegan), and anything more than a small serving can cause me to puke, or get "the runs". My stomach churns from it. It's not nice at all.

Seems like you could be lactose-intolerant. Maybe try substituting your dairy with some alternatives, like soy milk (or soy cheese, other similar items) and see how you feel after a couple weeks or so.


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Re: Lactose Intolerance - November 23rd 2011, 11:20 PM

I'm lactose intolerant. And yes, you can get sick from it. I used to throw up when I ate too much ice cream lmfao Dx I usually just get massive stomach pains when I eat too much dairy. But you can also get gas, diarrhea, and probably other things.
I would say cut back on the dairy and see what happens, if it doesn't get better go to a doctor
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Re: Lactose Intolerance - November 26th 2011, 08:50 PM

I am allergic to lactose. There is a difference. With an intolerance it upsets your stomach in various ways. With an allergy you can react anywhere from hives to going into anaphylactic shock (when the throat swells and closes up making it impossible to breathe.) It sounds like you may have an allergy. I would suggest seeing an allergist because with increased exposure to dairy products the reactions can become more severe.
There are plenty of substitutions for dairy products like soy, coco, coconut milk, etc.
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Re: Lactose Intolerance - November 27th 2011, 05:15 PM

It greatly depends on your severity. I started out fine with dairy, then small amounts were fine, and now even a container of yogurt makes me sick.

It can get worse, or it can start worse. There are over the counter meds that work to help you be able to eat appropriate portions of dairy. A doctor visit couldn't hurt, though I would not say it is necessary other than to inform him/her that you are allergic to dairy.

Try the otc meds and see if this helps any.
   
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