I am sooo confused! I went to Dairy Queen about 3 hours ago, didn't have any lactaid pills with me but decided on having a hot fudge sunday anyways and expecting to be in pain in an hour or so. It's been 3 hours so far and no pain, now I wonder if it's the eggs that was hurting me and not lactose, I will have to drink a big glass of milk later to see. Would I be in pain from lactose in 3 hours or would it take longer? I've been taking lactaid pills for a few years now, maybe for nothing! Maybe I just didn't take in enough lactose to cause pain. I am definately sure that I can't eat eggs, tried it as an experiment and suffered for days, i'm not sure about the lactose anymore.