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Old 03-25-2001, 09:39 AM   #1
 
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Question Lactose Intolerance - getting worse?

Hi,

I started avoiding dairy products last summer because I just felt less good when I had a lot of them. I found when I avoided lactose products completely I felt great.
Then, in December I started eating bread with cheese and butter, mainly because it's yummy, and I'd get stomach aches and feel low-energy and floppy - so I gave up dairy again.
I got sick of avoiding dairy this month, and ate butter on my bread, and one day I even had rice pudding, which I almost immediately had to throw up.

Plus, every time I have been lax about dairy in the past 6 months I have ended up catching a cold. Is this my body's inability to process lactose, resulting in a weakened immune system?

Is it common for allergic reactions to get progressively worse? And does anyone know of a milk substitute that really tastes like milk? It would be nice to make some custard or something for a change. I'm not happy with soy or rice dream. Life without milk, yoghurt, cheese and butter is alright, but it feels restrictive.
Thanks,
TB
PS, I asked my doctor about this in January, and he said if I didn't feel good when eating milk products, it was fine to leave them out, and he didn't seem particularly pushed about calcium supplements, either, but I do take calcium every day anyway. By the way, I'm a 19-year-old female.
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Old 03-27-2001, 07:03 PM   #2
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Sounds more like a food allergies and so far I haven't found a subsitute milk that taste like milk. I just read an interesting aritcle in discovering magazine that say in the US and a few other countries where alot of people drink milk there is a higher breast and protrast cancer...in other words milk is bad for you. The only reason most Americans can drink it at all is because of an enzmes that should have shut off when we were little, didn't and enabled us to drink milk and milk products.

Studies done in other counties those people can't tolerant milk and also there breast and protaste cancer were rare...as was bone breakage. More people who drink milk end up with more broken bones along with the cancer so consider yourself lucky you can't ingest this stuff....its not good for us. I would post part of the aritcle, its very long, but Nate is home on spring break this week and no time....if you would like to check it out its in the Discover magazine of the August 2000 issue.

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Nate, five years old, 18 airborne allergies, food allergies, yeast, soy, eggs and milk. Also recates to red dye 40 and many meds. DX with ADHD, Sensory intregration disorder, autoriy processing disorder and the list goes on.
Me, the mom, 40yrs old...an older mom but no wiser. EX..sitting in jail where he belongs
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Nate, five years old, 18 airborne allergies, food allergies, yeast, soy, eggs and milk. Also recates to red dye 40 and many meds. DX with ADHD, Sensory intregration disorder, autoriy processing disorder and the list goes on.
Me, the mom, 40yrs old...an older mom but no wiser. EX..sitting in jail where he belongs

 
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Old 03-28-2001, 02:41 AM   #3
 
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Wow... I had no idea milk was that dangerous! I will see if I can get that magazine here. Thanks for your reply

Good luck with your son,
hugs,
TB
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Old 03-31-2001, 08:08 PM   #4
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hi

I found out almost a year ago that I am allergic to dairy protiens. I never noticed the symtoms, being 22 and eating dairy all my life. now when I stop eating dairy for a while and then have like a cup of milk I notice I get a sore throte and stomack cramps. I think the hardest part of having a dairy allergy is trying to FIND food w/no dairy in it(at least around here). Well I hope you get Dr. care and feel better.
take care

 
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