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Oct. 15th, 2001 | 11:42 am

I was contemplating my sickness of saturday and sunday, and another plausible theory would be the horrifying fate of lactose intolerance.

What fate could be worse than that, becoming unable to digest cheese and ice cream?

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Eternal Light

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from: eternuslux
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 11:43 am (UTC)
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I can't think of anything worse than that. No pizza??????? Wow.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 01:37 pm (UTC)
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That's why I'm hoping that I'm just sick... and that it's merely a temporary inconvience.

Life without cheese... I'm not sure if it's worth it.

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Eternal Light

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from: eternuslux
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 02:19 pm (UTC)
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It's not.

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Monument

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from: marnanel
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 11:49 am (UTC)
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meep. and no milk chocolate.

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Stephanie Wukovitz

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from: sebab
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 12:36 pm (UTC)
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there are always lactase supplements!

though to be honest, icecream and cheese are pretty low in lactose, as milk products go.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 01:46 pm (UTC)
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I went and read the national dairy councils discussion of lactose intollerance, and they clamed that aged cheeses have virtually no lactase, and that milk products with active cultures in them are easier to digest.

Actually thinking about it I went vegitarian about 9 months ago... maybe my bacteria levels are changing around?

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Stephanie Wukovitz

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from: sebab
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 01:51 pm (UTC)
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actually,

lactose = milk sugar

lactase = enzyme responsible for digestion of lactose

so lactose is the thing that there is virtually none of in cheese, whereas lactase is the thing you may or may not be deficient in.

which you probably knew, and just typo'ed :)

I didn't notice and such changes during my 2 years as a vegetarian, but everyone is different...

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, now that I'm working in biotech I should remember that things that end in -ase dismembers stuff.

I have heard of people who were vegitarian who developed problems digesting animal protiens after a while.

The other possible idea was that I'm having trouble digesting oily food, not that I've heard of that happening. Though if that was going to be a permanent change in my digestion, loosing the ability to eat greasy food isn't really that bad, since I probably shouldn't be eating it anyway.

Hmm... thinking back a few more days I wasn't able to eat more than a slice of a really greasy pizza, without feeling a bit nauseous, but I was able to eat pasta with a cream sauce a day or two later and feel fine.

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[you'll find a light, find a friend, find a way]

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from: artemii
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 01:16 pm (UTC)
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lactaid pills! lactaid milk!

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Clare T. Rampling

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from: rampling
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 01:32 pm (UTC)
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Omigod! to have no cheese!!! Say it isn't so! Luckily you don't know yet, and there's still hope....

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Yes there is... I'm trying to figure out if i'm just sick

Hmm... I think I lost my thermometer maybe it's time to go visit a drug store.

I really should pull myself together and go see my doctor soon.

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Clare T. Rampling

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from: rampling
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 01:55 pm (UTC)
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One of the few definite benifits of procrastination to me is that I postpone dealing with bad news until it's truly confirmed. I think about it, but don't really begin to deal with it in its fullness util I am absolutely sure I have to.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 02:29 pm (UTC)
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I agree completely... That's why I'm putting seeing the doctor off until tomorrow. If after resting for a day I'm still having problems then it starts getting to the point that I should actually contemplate doing something about seeking professional help.

Not that I've done enough resting today, but in scant moments I'm going back to bed.

*Sigh* If only I had the last piece for wireless networking, and that my suspend would work again. Then I could check my email from bed.

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Silvermoon

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from: laverick
date: Oct. 15th, 2001 07:33 pm (UTC)
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It certainly hasn't been fun for me since I LOVE cheese and ice cream (though I don't really care about the milk). Lactaid milk is okay but too sweet for my tastes sometimes. While i've been good about cutting down my intake over the many years of my sensitivity, sometimes I just give in and deal with the stomach discomfort...

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