January 20, 2018

Lactose Intolerance

Here’s a free collection of resources about lactose intolerance (also called milk intolerance).

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Lactose Intolerance Survey

We’re surveying people about their experiences with lactose intolerance. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*This information is not meant to replace medical advice, and the information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Name, Age)

**Click here to share your experience with Lactose Intolerance**

Lactose Intolerance Symptoms

What symptoms have you experienced?

  • Bloating, heartburn, indigestion and constipation. (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • Very bad diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas and bloating. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Causes

Is there anything you believe contributed to or caused your lactose intolerance?

  • An over abundance growing up? (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • Only thing my doctor and I thought is any dairy product. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Facts

What are some interesting facts about lactose intolerance?

  • There are different levels of lactose in different cheeses. Parmesan being the lowest. Ricotta being the highest. (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • It’s horrible. It disrupts your live. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Pain Management

What’s your experience with Lactose Intolerance-related pain and pain relief?

  • Supplements used to help. Not anymore. It’s easier to avoid. (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • If I stay away from dairy I feel better. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Difficulties

What are the hardest aspects of living with lactose intolerance?

  • Cheese is on everything or everything is cooked in butter at restaurants. All the GOOD desserts at restaurants have dairy. It’s ridiculous. (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • Worrying about being near a bathroom. Not wanting to go anywhere. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Advice

What encouragement/advice can you give others who are lactose intolerant?

  • Do your research. (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • Talk to a doctor. Hopefully he can help with tx and meds. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Treatments

What’s been your experience with treatments (medication, etc.)?

  • Not helpful, or they help temporarily only. (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • Some are better than others. One fantastic med is not off market. Company is not making it anymore. Very depressing, but hang in there. Try to live a productive life. It’s very hard. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Recommendations

Anything you’d recommend for someone with Lactose Intolerance?

  • Switching to nut milks. Enjoy life chocolate chips are amazing. (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • Try to live your life, even though it can be very hard. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Resources

What specific resources have you found most helpful?

  • Online pamphlets, friends and doctor. (Cindy, 60 years old)

Lactose Intolerance Stories

Share an experience you’ve had related to living with lactose intolerance.

  • There isn’t much education on it. Baby boomers don’t even know what is considered “dairy free”. They think cooking with butter isn’t bad or is only a little and it won’t be a big deal. (Hannah, 26 years old)
  • Having a bad episode while out. In long bathroom line and not being able to get in. Stressful. (Cindy, 60 years old)