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
11
Tried for
Anxious mood (11) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
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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)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) 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 (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Dry mouth 2 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (11) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 2 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain Stomach upset
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Increased fatigue 6 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Paresthesia
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lactaid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Lactose Intolerance (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Diarrhea
How many evaluations
3
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)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Lack of motivation Loss of short term memory 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Lactose Intolerance, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
  • None

Who has Lactose Intolerance on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 9
20s 63
30s 75
40s 82
50s 56
60s 25
70+ 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 100
20-29 years 43
30-39 years 40
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 175
Not Diagnosed 80

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