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Lactose intelorance

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SpringerHusky, Feb 11, 2012.


  1. SpringerHusky

    SpringerHusky PetForums VIP

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    I'm wondering if anyone has this how they cope and such.

    I'm growing suspicious that they reason i'm sick lately is due to drinking cows milk, i've never had an issue except the day before or on the day of my period. I'm on now but it's been 5 days, I shouldn't be feeling sick every time I have milk. I had eggs the day before no milk and was fine but yesterday and today I had milk and have still been left quezy.

    I've tried soya milk before and did not like it.

    I'm obviously going to speak to my doctor about it but I wanted to know what other people do? I don't know anyone anymore that's lactose intolerant so thought best to ask here.

    Cheese and Yogert don't affect me as much as milk but if I have more than a small amount I feel off also.

    Thanks x
     
  2. shetlandlover

    shetlandlover PetForums VIP

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    Try Lactose-free they do butter, milk and yogurts my OH can't have lactose, wheat/gluten or soya but can manage lactose free stuff and says it tastes quite nice.
     
  3. Miss.PuddyCat

    Miss.PuddyCat PetForums VIP

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    Im lactose intelorance.

    Over the years Ive found exactly which amount of stuff I can, two glasses of milk a day, two glasses of chocolate milk any more will set me off, cant have egg nog, large amount of ice cream set me off, eggs I dont like anyways, cheese sets me off so I only have it on a bagel but must me gooey cant eat it cold.

    Ive tried all those kinds of milks and pills but I cant stand the taste so Ive just figured out how much I can have before I make myself sick.
     
  4. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    if you find you are lactose intollerant Daisy you could try alpro unsweetened soya, its the nicest of the soya milk alternatives, my Mum use to like it and my oh and youngest do:)....tho my oldest not so much lol
     
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    my wee grandbaby who is 18months old is lactose intoleraesnt,he has been on specialist milk since birth.he gets a rash,and severe diarrhea.,if he gets lactose by accident his tummy goes like a washing machine :O(...we use alpro.
     
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    Jiskefet Slave to the Hairy Hikers

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    Have you tried goat milk?
    My friend cannot digest cow milk, but she has no problem with goat's milk. I had some, too, as she never has any ordinary milk, and it is quite nice. I have even considered buying it as a sort of test, as I don't get ill from drinking milk, but occasionally, I get the impression it doesn't quite agree with me.
     
  7. SpringerHusky

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    Yeah my husband said that but he's not tried so didn't know if it tasted good

    That makes sense i'll keep it in mind

    I've tried Soya milk but sadly i don't recall what soya milk it was, an old friend was a began so got to try some and did not like it.

    Oh dear :(

    No, i've not. I did think about it but I dunno how easy it is to get/what the price of it normally is?
     
  8. Argent

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    I sometimes get a squiffy tum from certain milk products, or even from drinking milk but I found Cravendale filtered milk delicious and a lot easier on the stomach! If you're worried about trying cows milk again, you could try goats milk or the Alpro soya stuff, it might taste alright lol
     
  9. Honey Bee

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    I thought I was lactose intolerant as I have a problem with normal cows milk. I can't breath through my nose within minutes of drinking it and it gives me headaches and sinus pain. I've drunk goats milk for a while instead and it completely stops this but one day I couldn't get it so had a small amount of organic cows milk instead. I didn't have any of the negative effects with it and have been drinking it since without problems. My OH is the same with normal cows milk and he has no problems with organic cows or goats milk either.

    I've come to the conclusion that it may not be the lactose causing the problem but possibly the stuff they give the cows like hormones and other horrors which organic animals are not ment to have. Hope you can find a solution too.
     
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  10. ella

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    Hi

    I'm lactose intolerant following a low-dose chemo med which left me lactase deficient. Many people have an intolerance if they overdo milk - you have a set level that your stomach can manage to process with the lactase enzyme in your stomach.

    There are several ways to manage it, as has been discussed - Lactofree is one of my mainstays now - much more normal and good if you want to have the same as others in the house. Hard cheeses and yogurts are lower in lactose, (lactose is destroyed when processed) so should be easier to digest, and you should be fine with them, especially in small doses. Cream can be worse (for me anyway)

    You can also get Lactase Enzyme - to replace the enzyme in your gut and help to digest. You can get this from health food shops but it leaves me a bit constipated, so I dont take it much... (TMI!)

    Your GP is unlikely to help much - mine were very blase and said 'just avoid milk':mad:
     
  11. owieprone

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    if you do go to your gp for testing, ask also to be sent to a specialist on allergies and an allergy nutritionalist.

    however, you can do most of the research yourself.. theres a dummies guide to allergies which is quite good, and loads of dairy free recipe books, along side all the lactose free and cow free alternatives. try lactose free stuff first would be my suggestion tho, but only cos it will give you an idea as to what you can tolerate as it may not be a 'dairy' allergy per se, and other dairy products not just cow milk that has lactose in it (goats milk has the same amount).

    it's worth having an idea of what the problem actually is before pushing an useless gp.

    JUST AS LONG as it doesn't give you major problems. obviously if you already have major problems and have good inkling or KNOW it will turn life threatening don't fanny about with testing what sets you off.
     
  12. bewitched

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    I have never been great with any dairy pruduce and have got worse over the last year. I'm now totally dairy free. It's a bit of a pain when eating out but other than that I'm getting used to it now. I also feel so much better and my asthma has drastically improved. My nephews go crazy for Aunty Emmas dairy free chocolate cake :D
     
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