Lactose free milk still affects me?Watch
Would I have to give samples if i went to the doctors though :/ I really wouldnt want to..
No I mean poo samples :/ because thats what the milks affecting
From the BBC website:
Food intolerance tests
Lactose intolerance results from a deficiency of lactase, an enzyme in the intestine that digests the sugar found in cow's milk (lactose). Sucrose intolerance occurs when children drink excessive amounts of sweetened fruit juices, which overwhelms their sucrose digesting enzymes.
Both can be diagnosed by a hydrogen breath test or by testing for 'reducing sugars' in a (liquid) stool sample.
I thought i might be lactose intolerant because after i drink regular milk i would soon need to gooo! and my stomach would rumble and feel uncomfortable. So i changed to lactose free milk and i still have similar effects after drinking lactofree milk?? I really dont know whats messing my stomach up. I dont eat chocolate at all near enough stopped and only want milk for my breakfast and i started having protein shakes (contains little lactose amounts, but im fine after having that).
If its still affecting you it just means youre not lactose intolerant, which is when your body cannot breakdown the lactose in milk. In lactose free milk this is removed so your body doesn't have a problem. If you're still having symptoms its not the lactose in the milk itself causing it. Another problem common with milk is milk allergy which a food allergy to a protein in the milk itself. You could test this by trying soy milk, which should not cause the same reaction as this protein is not present.
Thanks I might try getting soy milk. I want to try all possible solutions first before going to the doctors. I did go a few years ago when I thought I may have been allergic to certain foods or milk but the doctor just told me to carry on drinking it, and it might be my diet thats wrong. But now my diets great it has to be the milk!
I had the exact same problem a few weeks ago, I randomly couldn't drink milk. I also switched to lacto-free which didn't help. I went to the doctors and they did a blood test for food allergies which came back clear. So i stopped drinking milk for a couple of weeks, then I tried skimmed milk, for some reason I thought it might help as it is more watery! I started on small amounts and then started having more, it seems to be OK now, so I'm thinking maybe it was a bit of IBS, even though it only happened with milk. Are you stressed at the moment for any reason cos that can cause IBS.
Am I right in thinking that if I am allergic to cows milk would goats milk suit me? I had it a few years ago but my diet was full of chocolate then which obviously contains cows milk so It made no change to me at the time.
There's no harm in trying goats milk, I tried soya and it was disgusting!
Then I tried cutting out wheat and gluten in my diet, and after 2 days all the feelings went away. Before I cut it out I had horrible feelings in my stomach everyday and got headaches a lot too. Now I don't eat wheat and I feel so much better! I can actually have a day where I don't feel ill
You can get lots of wheat free products too, some are really nice!
It may be something totally different, but you never know. I thought I was lactose intolerent but turns out it was the gluten that was making me ill...good luck
But. Doctors first!
It may be anything, so its worth a try cutting out different foods and finding out the problem.
Also, there is something called a milk allergy which is different from lactose intolorent. But this makes the person feel very ill straight after they drink milk...