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Trying To Go No Dairy After Allergy Testing

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went and had some allergy tests run, and came back as possibly having a dairy intolerance. dr said i should try a dairy free diet, or start out w/ lactaid pills.

here's my Q-does anyone else take rite aid's dairy aid? i think i may have gotten sick from it. took it over the weekend, but they didn't get back to me until today. said that the facility is gluten-free, but they can't guarantee b/c of the fillers they use, not in their control, blah blah blah, so i don't know if i glutened myself from this or not. think i can get a refund for this?

sorrry just read over this, and i'm not sure if it makes sense. i've got mega brainfogg right now :(

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I'm wondering if this Dr is one you believe is a good one.

Seems weird to me to tell a celiac "go dairy-free or just use lactaid".

The most common longer-term dairy issue for a celiac is casein, the milk protein, not lactose, the milk sugar.

You've been gluten-free long enough that the villi tips should be repaired enough to secrete lactase.

I've been dairy-free quite a while and use a great hazelnut milk in my cereal and have recently found some fantastic goat cheeses that have a protein different enough to not have the effects of cow's milk/cheese.

I'd suggest all-out dairy-free for a while. See if the fog lifts!! :)

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I've been gluten free for 5 years. I tried a few times but I am still lactose intolerant, and I found out this year I can't have dairy protein either--that means no casein and no whey. (I didn't realize it was a common problem for celiacs--thanks, Tom.) It is in a lot of the lactose free products so watch out. I use soy milk, soy ice cream, almond milk, and Tofutti cream cheese--all very good. Lactaid would never have solved anything for me.

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I may be wrong, so correct me, anyone, if I am. But I always thought that allergy testing showing a problem with "dairy" would be to the protein involved, not lactose.

A word of warning. Sensitivity to noncow dairy is variable. I've been told this before on this list. I have been having some small amounts of other cheeses & not noticing a problem. Well, night before last, I went to a tapas restaurant and split a cheese plate. I ate a slice of goat's cheese and one made from sheep's milk. Yummy. But, this morning ... let's just say I have to stick close to home :( The rest of the meal and everything else in surrounding days are things I've had repeatedly without problem. So it has to be those cheeses ... sigh.

Be sensitive to any reaction to soy if you add more to your diet. That seems to be a common third intolerance. I stick with rice milk (NOT Rice Dream -- it isn't gluten-free), almond milk, or hemp milk. I like the latter, because it has Omega 3 in it. (The taste is wildly variable with different brands of hemp milk, I've found. Living Harvest, I think, is nice. I tried a different brand one time [can't remember the name] and it was absolutely wretched, like a completely different food.)

If it is the casein and not the lactose, as already mentioned you need to read labels. Casein or caseinates get added to a lot of products. At least this is my perception, in that I have to avoid them :rolleyes: And any sort of Lactaid product won't do you any good.

I looked up the ingredients for Rite Aid Dairy Relief. The first thing mentioned is "mannitol." This can cause adverse side effects itself http://www.medicinenet.com/artificial_sweeteners/page4.htm I don't know if you had enough of the stuff to react or if you have a sensitivity to begin with. But I find I have to avoid sorbitol and mannitol.

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went and had some allergy tests run, and came back as possibly having a dairy intolerance. dr said i should try a dairy free diet, or start out w/ lactaid pills.

here's my Q-does anyone else take rite aid's dairy aid? i think i may have gotten sick from it. took it over the weekend, but they didn't get back to me until today. said that the facility is gluten-free, but they can't guarantee b/c of the fillers they use, not in their control, blah blah blah, so i don't know if i glutened myself from this or not. think i can get a refund for this?

sorrry just read over this, and i'm not sure if it makes sense. i've got mega brainfogg right now :(

If you tested positive for an IgE allergy to "cow's milk", you are reacting to the milk proteins and not the milk sugar (Lactose). Lactaid or lactose free anything is useless in this case. If you had a hydorgen breath test, then yes, that may indicate only lactose intolerance.

If you had a positive allergy test, then you need to avoid milk (assuming cow's milk) at all costs. In all liklihood, you are reacting to the milk protein and are sick from that, not that the product had gluten.

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THe allergist I saw said the same thing...to try lactaid....it did stop the big D! I called teh lactaid co and they sent me a complete list of their gluten-free products...they also make Tylenol. Lactaid brand is gluten-free!

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:( I was on Lactaid milk for a while then the condition just went away by itself,sort of, now I'm on goats's milk which is low in lactose and gives me no stomach griping.MEYENBURG GOAT's milk-look around for it.

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