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Does this sound like I'm lactose-intolerant?

Please read on... I know I should go to a doctor and get checked out to be sure but I'm just curious to see if other people have had experiences with this. I feel like my stomach just might be sensitive. But I'm not sure.

Every time I drink a glass of milk or eat ice cream I start to feel sick, gassy, bloated, sometimes nauseous, and weak. It feels like my equilibrium is off too. It passes in a few hours and if I don't drink it all day I usually feel fine.

But the thing is, I don't get that way from yogurt, butter, or cheese. I could eat yogurt and cheese all day long, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner... and feel perfectly fine. This is why I doubt if it's actually lactose intolerance. Any thoughts? Could it still be a lactose intolerance?

Also... I ran out of comments so I'll respond to everyone later XD

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yep that is lactose intolerance..... i just went through stuff with my doctor trying to figure out if i was allergic to milk or intolerant to it so thats how i know about it...... and for those who like to be curious about people's lives: I'm allergic

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Try Almond milk ! More vitamins and minerals and tastes great!
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So an allergy is more deadly and intolerance will just leave you uncomfortable and sick feeling, right?
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It could be... I had a friend that was lactose intolerant and he could still eat cheese and yogurt and butter. He just couldn't drink milk or eat ice cream or have anything with A LOT of dairy. You might have a case of it.

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I would say that you do. My aunt and my friend are lactose intolerant and they get similar,if not, the same symptoms that you do. You should still check with a doctor thought. Any more questions? :)

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Yes it sounds like you are... Happened to me as well, I have a very sensitive stomach....Poor E-V is on a limit...>:(

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Could be check with your doctor . If it only happens when you drink milk that's defiantly a possibility .

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Ya it sounds like you are like I had this test that it tells me what I'm allergic to and I'm allergic to milk and other milk products and I have the same symptoms as you do

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Yep, that sure sounds like lactose intolerance. However, that sensitivity can also be a symptom for other things.
-- As you said: it's best to see a doctor and get it tested out.
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If that's what it is, there are varieties. Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products. A section of your small intestine produces an enzyme called lactase to break down these sugars. Sometimes, it just suddenly stops producing the enzyme or doesn't produce enough, anymore. This can also happen after surgery or illness (like stomach flu), in which cases it may only be temporary (or not). Premature babies may have it for a while until the small intestine kickstarts into producing lactase. But usually, if a baby is born with it, it's permanent.
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So, it's possible it's temporary.
If not, there are over-the-counter lactose aids you can take to help you digest cow's milk.
Some people can still tolerate goat's milk, without aid, but not cow's milk.
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As for why it doesn't happen when you eat yogurt or cheese, or butter, that's easy:
... The lactose in yogurt (especially "live-culture yogurt) and cheese has already been partially "digested" and altered -- by the yeast that turned the milk into yogurt and cheese.
... Butter is made from the milk solids (fats) and doesn't usually have much lactose left in it -- unless you get some "sweet cream" butter, which may/may not retain enough lactose to exceed your limit.
... For some people, these processes are enough to make it easily digestible without problems.
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Yeast is your Friend. ;-D

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The yeast! I have the same problem with milk but not yogurt. Thanks for solving that mystery. Science is our friend!
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Thanks so much, that cleared a lot up ^_^
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AAHH!! I have the same thing! O___o

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It sucks!! lol
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JDolles
Yes, yes it does!!! Stupid question~ Is your real name Eve?
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Nope lol
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JDolles
May I be so curious as to ask your name? (Quote from Oliver, lol)
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Lol I would but I don't tell anyone my name on here. It's too uncommon. So it's top secret. ^_^
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My friends on here call me E-V lol
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Top Secret? Cue the detective misic!!
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Lol! ^_^
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I don't know if you're lactose intolerant or not but many people who are lactose intolerant can drink raw milk with no problem. I love raw whole Guernsey milk. I could drink a gallon of it a day if I let myself. I have written a lot about it on here. It does require your body to adjust to it so take it easy at first. Raw milk is way better for you than pasteurized homogenized milk.
I hear goats milk is also well tolerated by lactose intolerant people.

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