Lactose Intolerance

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What is Lactose Intolerance?

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, which is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products.

What is it like to have Lactose Intolerance?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Lactose Intolerance and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(CPD Diclofenac 5% in Diffusimax gel, Cambia, Cataflam) 21 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Digestive advantage lactose defense formula, Lactaid, Lactaid Extra Strength) 4 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, E-Mylan Naproxen) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber, Avoid MSG, dairy, add more fiber, Avoid Wheat and MSG) 9 more
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with Lactose Intolerance, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Lactose Intolerance

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
9
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Sleepiness Fatigue 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Cold sweat 5 more
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Sleepiness
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Drowsy in a.m. 5 more
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(CPD Diclofenac 5% in Diffusimax gel, Cambia, Cataflam) 21 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Stomach upset Tiredness
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Digestive advantage lactose defense formula, Lactaid, Lactaid Extra Strength) 4 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, E-Mylan Naproxen) 8 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness with nausea Drowsiness 7 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber, Avoid MSG, dairy, add more fiber, Avoid Wheat and MSG) 9 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Cravings
How many evaluations
1
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Data from patients with Lactose Intolerance, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Lactose Intolerance on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 56
30s 63
40s 78
50s 52
60s 15
70+ 4

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

79% Females
21% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 88
20-29 years 39
30-39 years 38
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 152
Not Diagnosed 71

These charts show data from Lactose Intolerance patients who have completed their condition history
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