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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Lactose Intolerance

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (10) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Lactose Intolerance (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lactaid)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Lactose Intolerance (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Lactose Intolerance, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Lactose Intolerance

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Involuntary head movement 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (10) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach upset Tiredness
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Cravings
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Lactose Intolerance (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lactaid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Lactose Intolerance (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Lactose Intolerance (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Increased fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Drowsy in a.m. 5 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Lactose Intolerance, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Lactose Intolerance on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 59
30s 64
40s 79
50s 54
60s 16
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 92
20-29 years 39
30-39 years 38
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 158
Not Diagnosed 72

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