ibs or lactose in tolerant? HELP

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Harmony9278
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   Posted 9/29/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, So for the past couple of years ive noticed that if i have any dairy products ill get diarhea and really bad stomach cramps and sometimes ill even feel like i want to throw up. My mom says its ibs but i say its lactose in tolerance but im not sure. They say that if i was lactose in tolerant then i would get sick right after eating dairy or something. But it takes me a few hours sometimes a day. Then ill have a really nasty stomach ache diarreah like its just water or just a really loose stool. Yesterday i had all kinds of dairy at 2 pm and this morning at around 11 i started getting a stomach ache and took an immodium. ive never taken an immodium b4 but it really helped. I usualy take lactaid fast act when i have dairy and it seems to help but could i have ibs? i think having ibs would be better than being lactose in tolerant

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 9/29/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
IBS is a syndrome. It can affect people in many different ways. It is a functional problem of the digestive system not a an actual physical problem. Lactose intolerance can cause IBS so you are probably both right. If you only get the problem with dairy then I would say it is a Lactose problem and you don't have true IBS though since all you have to do is remove the dairy and you are cured. Seldom is it that easy. There is no way that having IBS is better than just being Lactose intolerant. You can cure your problem, with IBS there is mainly controlling it, no real cure. I am sure you would not trade what you have on occassion with someone that goes to the bathroom many times a day day in and day out and never knows when it will hit ro someone that is constantly constipated with pain, nausea, gas, etc. You are the lucky one if all you have is a dairy problem. No it would not have to affect you immediately.

pb4
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   Posted 9/29/2007 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
It's best if you get a lactose tolerance test done...and if you are lactose intolerant then taking a probiotic called primadophilus reuteri everyday will not only help keep your gut flora in check but aid with lactose intolerance issues, as well as high cholesterol if you have that issue (if not it's still fine to take it) and for women it aids with vaginal health too.

One can have both IBS and lactose intolerance at the same time....I had lactose issues but I take the primadophilus reuteri probiotic everyday so I no longer have that issue, I do deal with IBS and crohns disease as well though.....so one could even have all 3 issues at once as I did, now I just deal with the IBS and the crohns.


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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 9/30/2007 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thinking I might try this next time for my probiotic. I couldn't find any information on it helping with cholesteral though. Do you have a link for that a I can use that also.

pb4
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   Posted 9/30/2007 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Here's a link...and this quote is from the link...

Probiotic cultures significantly inhibit serum cholesterol levels by their ability to absorb cholesterol. This has the positive effect of reducing cholesterol levels, benefiting cholesterol problems

 

 

 
 
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Skjura
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   Posted 10/1/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you should go to your doctor and ask for an examination at a hospital. This could be something else than lactose intolerance too.

Ingrid
 
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have been on a minor prednisone medication. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
 
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. See yahoo.com. A member in the group "lowdosenaltrexone" at yahoo.
 
Use home made scd yoghurt containing a lot of probiotics - a benefit for the intestines. Don't use white sugar. No yeast in homemade breads.

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