I Am Lactose Intolerant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 410 People

    Remaining Strong

    It's a difficult thing realizing that when I eat something with dairy in it I will get so bloated and flatulent that I can no longer ignore that I am lacose intolerant. Recently, I went to an early Thanksgiving at my best friend's house and I couldn't help but try these cream...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2012

    Why Do I Crave Milk?

    I don't understand why I crave milk when I know I can't have it.  I love milk with coffee, tea, cereal and with cookies.  One sip of whole milk and I will be in the bathroom for the night or just get bad cramps and gas.  Sometimes I feel like I am going to puke.  Cheese is a...
    emarr1984 emarr1984
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

    Leave Me Alone

    IT'S NOT MY FAULT DAIRY MAKES ME SNEEZE SO MUCH OKAY?I LOVEE dairy products and I don't care if it makes my stomach hurt like crazy (milk is the worst,) and if I sneeze insanely after consumption of said products. I don't care if I am lactose intolerant I love milk and ice cream...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 12, 2011

    This Saddens Me...

    I love cheese...and ice cream...but mostly cheese.  And I can't eat it as much as I would like because of my stupid digestive system.  That makes me so sad...I miss cheese.  But I don't miss being in the ladies' room 85% of the day...so I guess it evens out.
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    24 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    Pain, And More Pain.

    I not totally lactose intolerant.  I can eat small amounts of it.  But it seems lately more food companies are putting it in foods as a sweetner, it is milk sugar.  But it's usually in amounts that are greater than 2%  This is a lot!  I ate some Ben and Jerry's ice cream the...
    Ellefem Ellefem
    51-55, T
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

    Looks Like I Can't Eat Ice Cream Anymore :(

    I just loooove ice cream. And I have been lactose intolerant for a few years. My stomach gets so bloated and I feel really sick after eating some. I just had to have a milkshake from after work...I'm kind of regretting buying one -__- And no more alfredo for me...waaaahhh! All...
    xpetiteetoilex xpetiteetoilex
    22-25, F
    Jan 8, 2013

    Tummy Aches:(

    i wasn't always lactose intolerant but lately I've been getting these bad stomach aches. the tummy aches are getting worse, first I could ignore it but now they are getting worse and last longer. I have pills that I got at drug store, but I don't carry them around so usually when...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

    I ate a ton of ice cream the delicious blue

    bunny kind and now I regret it so much. Omg.
    elanordee elanordee
    18-21, F
    Sep 5, 2014

    I'm beginning to wonder

    if lactose intolerance is really my issue... Even taking two Lactaid pills before eating dairy isn't helping. I always end up on the toilet less than an hour after I finish reading, even if the only dairy I ingest is the margarine on my veggies. I'm at a loss and don't know what...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 12, 2015

    I'm not sure if I am

    or not?, when I was little I used to drink milk, but now, I vomit or feel sick to my stomach if I ever drink it. I will eat ice cream and other dairy products and only a little bit of flavored milk sometimes (rarely, in case I vomit). I never drank milk since I started feeling...
    Foreverdeleted Foreverdeleted
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014

    Hurting And Wondering

    I have had belly pain for a couple of months now and thought it was an ulcer or my gallbladder now I am thinking lactose intolerant. I am a dairy queen but this pain is terrible and the belching sounds like an ogre!!! Looking to see, from those who know, if this could be what has...
    elizabethjayne elizabethjayne
    Aug 9, 2013

    Breyer's Now Makes Lactose-free Ice Cream!!!

    It's just vanilla so far, but if we all buy it and buy it and buy it maybe they'll come out with CHOCOLATE.  Or NEAPOLITAN.  Or PEACH!!!  It tastes very good, the vanilla, and with a little chocolate syrup, yum yum yum.  I have to limit myself to one carton...
    freeeedom freeeedom
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2007

    The Unfortunate Truth

    For the past few years I wondered if I was lactose intolerant but I never drank milk and seldom had more dairy than a slice of cheese so the symptoms were so rare that I always just put it aside. Recently, however, I had a few days, all within a couple of weeks, having symptoms...
    onestep305 onestep305
    18-21, M
    Jun 21, 2013

    Trial and Error and Error and Error

    When my parents adopted me and brought me home, I cried for 6 weeks. They tried formula, they tried milk, they tried all of the "special" formulas for sensitive babies. Nothing worked. I was always sick. Finally, after 6 full weeks of crying and dysentery...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2009

    It sucks because everyone knows the best foods

    in life are dairy. I remember I ate a brick of cheese. I didn't leave the bathroom the next day....
    tiner92 tiner92
    Feb 10, 2014

    I figured it out in 9th grade

    and stopped drinking cow milk but I still love cheese too much to give it up. I practically live off of pizza and homemade mac & cheese lol. I buy lactaid pills sometimes and they work fine, but I still haven't tried to drink milk with them (I'm too afraid of the intense pain...
    xKatlyn xKatlyn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    And have just projectile vomited the weird

    tasting cheesecake I ate at the cafe at Frosts. I could even make out the blueberries. Never again dairy :(
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    Never realized it before the past few months :(

    I'm so sad, a large cup of skim milk used to be one of my favorite treats. But I have definitely noticed a difference in how I feel. Plus, almond milk is delicious! :)
    elliebear22 elliebear22
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2013

    Ok. So, I am a huge lover of food.

    Especially dairy! However, I have had horrible cramping and pain for many many years. I also started not wearing bras, because my chest was always painful and tender. I was miserable. Being in constant pain SUCKS. However, I was not willing to let go of cow milk, until it got so...
    Sabral Sabral
    41-45, F
    Jan 23

    I hate being lactose intolerant

    and I think it's getting worse becAuse I used to be able to eat pizza and just the other day I did but I next day I had horrible diarrhea. I had mexican food last night and there was cheese in the food and my stomach hurt so bad this morning. Literally all the good food has...
    dank714 dank714
    26-30, M
    Jan 30, 2014

    I Love My Chocolate Sooooo Bad!

    I found out 5 months ago that I was lactose intolerant but come to think of it I think Ive known since I was a kid. I thought I had a weak stomach for all types of food. One day I made lasagnas for my family, it was so yummy but 10 minutes later I had sharp pains and then i ran...
    sherbis sherbis
    26-30, F
    May 24, 2012

    Oh Dairy Our Relationship Is Truly Love Hate

    I never had issues with dairy until one day when I was about 12 I had a glass of milk and just had to keep running to the bathroom because well... I needed to go!!!! I followed up with my doctor to find out I am lactose intolerant. I took pills for it for a while but now I just...
    djune0991 djune0991
    18-21, F
    Jun 4, 2012

    It's Kind Of Embarrassing

    A few years ago I started getting really bad gas. It started out kind of mild and kept escalating. It only happened sometimes so I thought that it was just something random. It started getting so bad that sometimes I would wake myself up because the gas was so bad. Eventually I...
    thehoodedartist thehoodedartist
    26-30, F
    Oct 17, 2009

    A lot of people say to me well what do you eat?

    ! As if I can hardly eat anything. People don't realise how many things have dairy in them. It doesn't really seem much of an issue for me anymore. I still eat the same as everyone else lasagne and soups and things like that. Except I make it myself and substitute ingredients...
    fuerza23 fuerza23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2014

    Well I knew i was lactose intolerant ages ago

    now it is unbearable, had ice cream last night and F^^k man this morning the toilet looked like an atomic bomb went off, And the cramps are well nerve wrenching also having a upset stomach is pretty crap, anyway think World war 3 is about to happen again in the toilet...
    Arizv11 Arizv11
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014

    Not sure if I am. For the first time in a very

    long while (about a year or less), I drank milk. I had a bowl of cereal since I was hungry, then I had dinner. I started feeling sick in the stomach for a while and very nauseous. What made it worse was that I had over an hour of a car journey. I get motion sick quickly, and I...
    lostluxray lostluxray
    Apr 18, 2015


    I was never a fan of milk growing up.  I remember in elementary school I'd only drink it if it were 1% and my parents fo course drank 2%.  They thought that was disgusting.  I always hated the taste.  Chocolate and strawberry was a little better... ANYWAY...
    Bonjourchic Bonjourchic
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2007


    Did you know that approximately 25% of all individuals are to some degree lactose intolerant?Yup, we are.But we ignore it.When you get the shitties after drinking milky products now you'll know why.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2011

    Milk Makes Me Poop But I Love It So

    Yeah okay the title is a little bit...not lady like. but who cares. I can NOT live without dairy. its in every little thing people make!Don't get me wrong I love soy milk and almond milk. but I really love ice cream... oh my gosh. heaven!!!  it is so amazing. and then 10 minutes...
    Winniebear Winniebear
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 19, 2011

    And I hate it . I miss ice cream

    and cheese and real milk . But I've had it for some time now .
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    Oops I Did It Again....

    No it's not a Britney Spears song I did it again....I thought it wouldn't be so bad if I ate a calzone filled with cheese because a friend and I were out and it sounded good so I did it. The repercussions are embaressing and uncomfortable. I hate realizing how awful of a mistake...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2013

    Can't Hang With the Moo Juice.

    I haven't been able to drink milk or consume milk products for many years without intense pain and other ill side effects.  I have found a lot of lactose free products in the last years but unfortunately sometimes those even make me sick.  It is a trial and error thing...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    I just recently discovered

    that I'm lactose intolerant and its a fairly knew development because I never had issues before. I'm not terribly surprised because my paternal grandma was as well, but I'm just frustrated because I love dairy. At least I understand it and can take Lactaid when I want to eat...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 29, 2015

    I'm 23 but I think I am starting to become

    intolerant of certain dairy products. It's sad
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2014

    Dairy Free Is Great!

    When I was a baby I had Soya Milk formula and as I grew up it never bothered me that my family would eat ice cream or custard because I knew I didn't like them due to me being violently sick if I did eat them. As years went by I forgot about foods like chocolate, cheese, ice...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2008
    ChocolateCloud ChocolateCloud
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2014


    So I just developed lactose intolerance in like May, and I am way struggling to live with it. I would just get these horrible stomach aches and sometimes gassiness or diarrhea would also accompany my tummy aches. I realized the pain was every night about an hour after dinner (we...
    Niekyria Niekyria
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2013

    I Hate It With A Burning Passion

    I started being lactose intolerant one and a half years ago. First it was just i had to drink lactose free milk and that was ok, nothing special but then it just got worse and worse. NOW all food that we cook has to be with lactose free milk, if there is just a little bit of...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2012

    I've Started Having Dairy 4 Days Ago And......

    now i can't seem to well digest it at all been in the bathroom most of the time only from butter and cheese,in a year in the past i was able to eat all dairy now i can't. the thing is i'm up to 2800-3000 calories sedetary and losing weight every day little more fromnot being able...
    natosha12008087 natosha12008087
    Jun 16, 2012

    I am and dairy also gives me a headache.

    It isn't that bad. Just when the fam goes out for ice cream. I've had ice cream mad with coconut milk but you probably can't get that at shops. There are so many alternatives! You can go vegan. There is rice cheese which is lactose free.
    Mikah1022 Mikah1022
    13-15, F
    Nov 25, 2015

    I would like to share a very personal story.

    The moment I got into high school I thought it would be so awesome and I would have so many memories and friends. The way it turned out was that I never really made real friends I actually talk to everyday or even have any good memories. I know it was my fault. But a certain...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    Ugh I love dairy....I used to drink 2 glasses

    of milk a day and now I can't even have milk if I take my lactaid pills. I don't really like much of the dairy substitutes either then Cabot cheese (which is naturally lactose free for some reason), almond milk, and Perry's lactose free ice cream (which I still get sick off of...
    Becky4526 Becky4526
    22-25, F
    May 9, 2014

    I think I am. My stomach was hurting all day

    yesterday after I had two bowls of cereal and a bagel with cream cheese. Then for lunch I had a bacon cheese burger. Now my stomach is hurting again after I had a bowl of cereal and yogurt. Ugh
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    Jan 15, 2015
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