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zagadka

How Lactose Intolerant Are You?

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I have been gluten free for about 2 months now, feeling GREAT. I don't have an official diagnosis ( i don't feel i need closure, but other people in my life seem much more concerned about that than i do...i know you all can relate. very frustrating. I'm so glad that i found this forum!).

My entire family is LI, and I have been lactose intolerant since about age 11. Finding out that it ties in with gluten intolerance/ celiac disease is really interesting to me.

How lactose intolerant are you? What can you eat and how much before you get sick? Do lactose enzyme pills help you? I ALWAYS have them strapped on me at all times, and they help tremendously- but I only take them when i'm out (i don't like taking meds if i don't have to). I can eat ice cream all day with hardly any prob's, but things that are recommended for LI like yogurt hurt my tum instantly.

Our bodies are so odd, aren't they?!

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I've always had issues with dairy. I can not have cream and certain really fresh creamy mozzarella cheeses do a number on my system. I seem to tolerate hard aged cheese and goats milk cheese with no problem. Cheddar and others are ok in moderation but if I take in too much dairy too often, it doesn't set well with me. I'm not sure that my tolerance has increased after gluten-free. After I've been glutened I'm more sensitive for a while. I used to take lactaid but for some reason the generic used to bother my tummy. I use lactid milk for cooking. I love to Soytoo whipped cream in a spray can! Yogurt never bothers me. I usually stick to plain or vanilla organic and add my own fruit or fruit sauce. Have you tried other brands? Is it all yogurts that bother you?

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I've always had issues with dairy. I can not have cream and certain really fresh creamy mozzarella cheeses do a number on my system. I seem to tolerate hard aged cheese and goats milk cheese with no problem. Cheddar and others are ok in moderation but if I take in too much dairy too often, it doesn't set well with me. I'm not sure that my tolerance has increased after gluten-free. After I've been glutened I'm more sensitive for a while.

What she said.

I can't eat any milk products for dinner or later without feeling some effects. It seems to be less dramatic if I have some cheese for lunch or sprinkled on my veggies for breakfast.

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When I first went gluten-free, I couldn't even eat a slice of cheese without taking 2 lactaid pills. Now that I am more than a year in, I only have to take 1 and I usually only do it if I am out OR am eating a large amount of dairy. I still don't drink milk, but really should give that a try again soon.

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