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
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
1 more

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)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Fatigue 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Sleepiness
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Digestive advantage lactose defense formula, Lactaid, Lactaid Extra Strength) 4 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Lactose Intolerance (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Lactose Intolerance (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness with nausea Drowsiness 7 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
1 more

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

Who has Lactose Intolerance on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 57
30s 64
40s 79
50s 53
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 89
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 155
Not Diagnosed 71

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