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Hi all,Other than a minor setback on the weekend (I had restaurant food), I've been feeling GREAT.
I've been lactose-free and eating Manna bread for almost 2 weeks now.I don't want to stop the bread in case it's the reason for my new-found good health, and if I eat/drink something with lactose, it may just be an IBS "trigger" rather than an intolerance. Therefore, I think it's time for a lactose (hydrogen breath) test. Do you know what type of doctor does this test? Is it a gastroenterologist? Is it done in a hospital or a clinic?Thanks gang! Fiona
 

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I had the lactose intolerance test several years ago and it was my gastroenterologist who did the work. This is the test where you drink a liquid, then every 15 or maybe 30 minutes blow into a bag so they can measure the content -- I did great -- my levels went up almost immediately, altho I did the entire test (2 or 3 hours, I can't remember which). Good luck, it's not painful or difficult.
 

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Thanks Phyllis!I was hoping it was a different doc -- I can't get in to see the GI doc until the end of November! Oh well... I'll keep on trucking!
Finally a test I'm not afraid of!!!Fiona
 

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Fiona,I just wanted you to be aware that it may not be the lactose in milk. My Dr. said that many IBSers have trouble with the protein in milk products. I cannot tolerate dairy for this reason. Lactaid products don't work for me. I use Rice Dream, a milk made from brown rice. Yum.
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i have to have one of those tests too - they are doing it at the GI clinic.hope it is soon - like to know the outcome!i can't even drink rice milk which is really weird!!they think i might have celiacs which can cause a temporary lactose intollerance at the villi that is damaged by the gluten contains the lactase enzyme that breaks down milk...
 
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