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Saturday, June 21, 2008 Joan in AZ, Community Member, asks

Q: I am Lactose entolerant. I can't drink soy milk either without diahrrea. Would rice milk be okay?

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What else could I use if rice milk is not okay? When I eat a food that has been made with a milk product, I have diahrrea. Do they make something special to use to help with severe diahrrea that is not too expensive?(I am 63 and don't make much money?) I don't like taking Immodian after having consummed something that has given me diahrrea. I eat the foods with milk products in them as a way to get more calcium in my body. I take Calcium Citrate with D. Please advise me.
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John G., Community Member
9/10/08 8:16am

Thanks for your question. The first person you should ask about this problem is your doctor. Only he or she can tell you the best way to deal with lactose intolerance. Before seeing your doctor, you may want to read this overview of lactose intolerance and this guide on some suggestions on how to manage your lactose-intolerant lisfestyle. They will provide a good starting point for your conversation. 


In that conversation you should also discuss with your doctor your best option to treat your diarrhea. Here is an overview of some common treatments that you could discuss with your doctor to see what might work for you.

Sheila, Community Member
1/27/11 9:08pm

There is milk called Lactate available at most grocery stores which contains

the enzyme Lactose Bacillis which is what your body is mising, try it and see if

that solves your problem.  Another one is called A PLUS Acidopholis milk , it also

contains the bacteria your body needs to digest the milk.

Good luck


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By Joan in AZ, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/12/12, First Published: 06/21/08