Lactose Intolerance Disappeared

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   Posted 5/3/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but... here goes...
I developed a lactose intolerance several years ago (after my UC diagnosis).  I could eat a bit of dairy every day, but not very much.  It got worse while I was pregnant, and I was unable to eat any dairy without taking a Lactaid pill along with it.  So... fast forward...
I had my son 12 weeks ago.  Since my delivery, I have been able to eat any and all dairy, as much as I want, without any side effects!  Seriously, no gas, diaarhea or headaches.  Last night, I ate three scoops of ice cream without any trouble! 
Have any of you seen your lactose intolerance disappear?  This is the strangest thing.  I plan to email my GI about it, too, but thought I would also see if any of you had any theories.
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 5/3/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great! Maybe it's the hormones or something. All I know is I'm gonna tell my girlfriend to try to get me pregnant!
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day - Probiotic twice daily - Methotrexate 3 pills once a week - Actonel once a week
Calcium supp. - 1 mg Folic Acid daily - Omega-3 once daily
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   Posted 5/3/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
James...let us know if it works! I want first dibs on movie rights...or has that been done already? LOL!

Yep, I'd say hormones....but sometimes some ice creams agreee better than others. What kind did you have? 
Also, if you're breastfeeding...I understand some hormones stay repressed.  Remember that James! yeah

Enjoy your ice cream!

Congratulations, but the way if I din't already express the sentiment.


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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 5/3/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I found that since I started regularly eating yoghurt and taking a broad-spectrum pro-biotic that my lactose intolerance has gone away.
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