Lactose Intolerance

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Allison_B_102
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   Posted 8/23/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry i did not post this right before : )
i am 14 years old and i believe im lactose intolerant. I get all the symptoms when i eat dairy products, but they are not too bad unless, for example, i have 2 or more glasses of milk. I get burning diarhea an hour after i eat a lot of dairy products, and i also get bloated and have gas within an hour of concuming something. I want to know if this really could be lactose intolerance, or something else entirely. I keep a food diary to track when i get the symptoms and when i eat, and so far it has added up to lactose inolerance. Could this possibly be something else, like irritable bowel syndrome? I've been like this as long as i can remember, although i havent gotten tested yet. What can i do?

pb4
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   Posted 8/23/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds very much like lactose intolerance...lactose is found in a ton of different things from dairy products to ichiban soup and chips...read labels and prepare yourself (take lactaid pills) before eating/drinking anything with lactose in it...to be sure you do infact only have lactose issues you can get your doc to test you for it.

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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/23/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
You are probably lactose intolerant which is a heck of a lot better than IBS as you can control it. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out if you keep a log. You probably don't even need testing as your body is doing that for you. Stay away from dairy and get your calcium and Vit D other ways. You might want to talk to the Doctor about the alternatives. I use Almond milk for cereal and others use Soy. as for drinking something I don't know. Am sure others will have ideas.

Ashers
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   Posted 8/24/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, it would be easier to handle Lactose Intolerance as opposed to IBS. There are things you can take for LI.

However, best bet is to get tested. I did the test for LI, and even though it came back normal, I still can't handle dairy. Oh the wonders of IBS...

mrmagoo
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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
It also depends on what the foods actually are that are affecting you. You may not be lactose intolerant, you may just be intolerant of the substance containing the lactose. For example, I can eat cheese all day long, always have, always will, and will die before I am forced to stop; but you give me a milk shake, heck even yogurt, anything in a liquidish form; an hour later I'm in the bathroom, cheese dip seems to do the same. So mine seems to be more related to the weight of the item, and those few items are pretty heavy on your stomach.

However, I am on some new meds, some 10mg anti-depressants, supposed to affect the serotonin in your body, I do not seem to see a lot of difference most of the time, however, I have noticed a slight calming of the nerves, and last night I had a milkshake and had no adverse results, so who knows.

pb4
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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
typically hard cheeses (orange cheddar) seems to be easier on those with lactose issues...there are varying degrees of lactose intolerance from mild to severe and that can have an impact on how and what you react to.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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