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Can't Eat Dairy Until I'm Healed

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I was just wondering if you were told to stay away from dairy initially. My GI told me at my 6 month check-up that I would most likely be lactose intolerant until I am all healed. Anyone else have the same experience?

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Yes--mine told me to begin a gluten-free, dairy free diet the day of my Endo. I saw him again 2 months later and he said to continue the same. That was in Aug. I see him again next week so we'll see what he says now. I will continue to be dairy free no matter what he says.

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My sister was told to stay away from dairy for a year. She is pretty good about it, but I know she eats it sometimes. I have never been symptomatic of celiac disease or anything else, so I was not told to stay away from dairy unless I was having problems. Lactose is hard to digest, and can delay healing, which is why you are told to stay away from it until your body has a chance to heal. I don't eat much dairy anyhow, and I never drink milk, but I do eat cheese once in a while or have sour cream or something.

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My GI didnt give me any instructions. In fact he didnt want to dxn me even though my endo and blood test were positive for celiac. So I said forget him I will find out on my own. For what I have read it is highly suggest to initially go dairy free. I must admit, I miss cheese!!!

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Mine was actually hesitant to cut out a whole other food group because of malabsorption issues. But, as my symptoms continued, I decided to go off of it anyway and am now glad I did. I am not sure if it is lactose or casein, but I am not very willing to test it, at least not yet.

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I was actually already avoiding dairy before my dx because I thought I was lactose intolerant... It did affect me something terrible... what my Dr. told me was that after a few months on the gluten free diet I might want to try adding dairy back into my diet and see how my body responded. I now eat dairy with no problems at all.

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I was just wondering if you were told to stay away from dairy initially. My GI told me at my 6 month check-up that I would most likely be lactose intolerant until I am all healed. Anyone else have the same experience?

I had damaged villi and weight loss. No mention was made of anything but gluten. I read where lactose is absorbed through the tips of the villi. Since this part is the first to go I did not know if I would be able to digest without problems. I only waited two weeks. Trying to gain weight I drank milk and nothing bad happened. I was never a big dairy person but I don't have any problems. I assume my gut healed quickly. I eat a fair amount of cheese and have an occasional ice cream. Dx May 05.

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If I have been accidentally glutened, I stay away from lactose, etc. It makes life MUCH worse for me! But, when I am healed, I eat cheese, ice cream, drink milk, etc. and have no problems. It makes sense---I read here on that when gluten is in our intestines, it damages the villi, part of which is the enzyme "lactase," which is on the tip of the villi. The lactase is what helps digest the lactose in dairy products. Therefore, until we are healed, many might have trouble digesting dairy/lactose. Someone correct me if I got it mixed up, but I think it goes something like that!

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My GI had told me that there was the potential that I could be lactose intolerant intially until my villi heal but never said anything to me about being dairy free aswell. To be honest I didn't really like this GI and am in the process of finding a new one. I find dairy does bother me sometimes but if it's not hurting the healing process than I don't think I'll cut it out.

Do your villi heal faster/better if you are dairy free aswell?

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I was just wondering if you were told to stay away from dairy initially. My GI told me at my 6 month check-up that I would most likely be lactose intolerant until I am all healed. Anyone else have the same experience?

My GI told me not to cut out Dairy unless it upsets my stomach, being with the damage done in the intestines some people have a harder time digesting dairy. I have not had a problem.

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