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    I was wondering if anyone else had trouble with milk? When I drink a glass, I seem to need to urinate every 15 minutes for an hour and thirty minutes after.

    I don't think this is lactose intolerance.


  • #2
    I don't have any problems w/ milk or any other dairy. Odd thing is though, when my husband drinks milk it makes him pee more and he has a perfectly healthy bladder, but anytime he drinks it, he can time it to in an hour he's going to have to pee really bad! Odd!


    • #3
      Yeah, it's really odd! It doesn't cause me any pain ...just frequency.


      • #4
        sometimes cows are feed soybeans so maybe that might be a reason? drinking raw milk would be better since they only eat grass.
        not yet dx with ic-diagnosing myself as of aug 2006
        diagnosed ic-october 5 2006(huh just what I thought)

        cod liver oil (for vitamins a and d)
        bladder is not getting worse but maybe better
        diagnosed ibs-september 27, 2006
        don't know if it's ibs or some other underlining condition. hair loss, weight loss, constipation
        all this even though I eat.
        Mercury toxicity with Candida Albicans
        Realy toxic and sick
        Dental almagams removal and chelation for heavy metal toxins and candida cleansing as soon as fillings are out
        had catscan, ultrasound, colonoscopy
        Matthew 21 verse 22: jesus quotes"and all the things you ask in prayer, having faith, you will receive."

        I eat to live, not live to eat.


        • #5
          That's an interesting thought! Would there be any difference between organic milk and non-organic milk?


          • #6
            I have issues!

            Hello KLocke!

            I have IC issues with milk. I have them because I'm actually allergic to cow dairy - not lactose intolerant, but allergic. You may want to have your doctor run a allergy screen on you (the blood test, not the skin test). I don't get the intestinal symptoms of the lactose issues. When I have milk products I get slightly congested with an increase in mucus (atractive!) in my nose and throat - kind of like with hay fever or seasonal allergies.

            If I have small amounts of it, it causes an increase in frequency/urgency. If I have a larger amount, it actually puts me in pain. I have lesser problems with goat or sheep milk products.

            For me, a lot of my IC issues are tied to stuff I'm allergic too. For example, I can't have cow dairy, but I can eat soy (not sure how common this is). Soy milk/yogurt/ice cream, do not cause me any pain/symptom issues.

            Raw milk refers to milk that has not been pasteurized - not necessarily from cows that eat only grass.

            Some people have similar probelms with wheat - should be an "OK" food, but causes flares for them due to allergies. You may want to check in to the food allergy angle.
            Dx: 3/05
            Symptoms: Pain, urgency, frequency, insomnia

            Treatments: Neurontin, Ultram, Elmiron, Detrol LA, Ambien/Sonata, Prilosec/Prevacid (for GERD), brisk walks, cold packs, hot pads, meditation.


            • #7
              Milk has always been a big trigger for me. I am not allergic to milk, and I am not lactose intolerant either. I have tried goat's milk, organic milk, even the milk for lactose intolerant people. All bother me, some more than others.

              Now here's what's really odd, ice cream does not bother me at all!
              Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
              Mary Anne Radmacher