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  • Can lactose is Lamictal make a person allergic to milk sick
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    02-13-2012, 07:54 PM
  #11
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lockwood    
Could you possibly be lactose intolerant?
I'm not, and my son is allergic to cows milk so we don't even have it in the house. But from what I've read, it sounds similar.

Some good allergy resources can give you info on an elimination diet. It seems a bit complicated, but really its not. Once I learned how different foods are related it made managing my son's diet (who is allergic to LOTS of things) much easier. Your local library could be a good resource for allergy and food info. I'm sure you are aware of the GF sites out there, and there are good ones for various food allergies, but I found books a little easier to sift through.

If you are game to try it.... before we figured out my son was actually allergic to milk, we thought he was lactose intolerant and I used the drops you add to the jug of milk, and bought lactose free things. Didn't actually work for him as that wasn't what was wrong, but we tried. His regular Dr said there no chance in heck he was allergic to milk. I didn't buy it and camped out on the office doorstep until I forced him to write the allergist referrel.
Turns out my son was not only allergic to milk but a whole host of other things and we have to carry an Epi-Pen Jr 24/7/365.
Wow, seems like I have a lot to learn haha!

We used to think my sister, who went gluten free a little over a year ago, was lactose intolerant, although her problems went away with the absence of gluten. We have never thought that I might be, and I'll definitley research more about both lactose intolerance and an elmination diet.
     
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    02-13-2012, 08:23 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I'm a basket case of health issues..

I had Viral Meningitis when I was 10, almost died, was in the hospital for two months..had to have a spinal tap..a few months after that I started having seizures as a result of the Meningitis. I was disgnosed with Petite Mal Epilepsy at 11..which was later disgnosed again as Absence Epilepsy and Chronic Epilepsy..My seizures are only nocturnal and only start in my sleep..I still have Epilepsy even though they thought I might grow out of it..I'm 23 now. I've lost count of how many times I've been admitted to the hospital for my seizures..everything from ER trips to staying for a week for a sleep test, having dye inserted in my brain to pin point the seizures, MRIs, CT scans, gallons of blood work, radiation inserted through an IV into my system and brain to pin point the seizures..it never ends.

I also have an Autoimmune Disorder and Autoimmune Utiecaria..I'm basically allergic to myself. All of my body's allergy receptors are always inflamed and my body produces a chemical that hits and attacks my allergy receptors causing an allergic reaction..I've been doing this for 8 months now and we still don't have it under control..I'm seeing two specialists for it now...I have an allergic reaction everyday, some times twice or more a day if stressed. I break out in itchy red spots, my hands swell, and my throat swells..I have to carry an EpiPen with me everywhere..

AND right now I have a fantastically awful ear infection..somehow..(I clean my ears too much)..I had pushed wax into my ear and built up irritating my ear, ruptured my ear drum and caused the infection..Yay me!

Basically I get sick a LOT and have all kind of issues..just right now medicine wise I am on..get ready for this..

For Epilepsy
Folic Acid 1x a day
Keppra 500mg 3 pills, 2x a day
Lamictal 200mg 1 pill, 2x a day

Autoimmune Disorder and allergies
Zyrtec 1 pill, 2x a day
Allegra 1 pill, 2x a day
Prednizone 10mg 1 pill, 1x a day
Atarax 25mg 2 pills, every 6 hours or as needed..


Stupid ear infection
Some kind of drop 3x a day
Antibiotic 2x a day..

And a multi vitamin

And ofcourse dealing with all of the side effects of all the meds I take...
     
    02-13-2012, 08:52 PM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by omghorses    
My main issue is stomach problems, as it almost constantly hurts and is upset (lots of gas issues), which my mother says could be improved without the amount of dairy I'm eating and drinking.
Celiac Disease symptoms can be the same as symptoms for other illnesses as well. I have both Celiac Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Completely different but the tummy issues are the same for both.

You need to go back to your Dr. And have them do more tests to see why you are having issues after going Gluten free. If the ONLY issue is Celiac, all your symptoms will go away within a year of going Gluten-free (tons of Celiacs in my family... only one with issues still was me and that's due the other illness).
     
    02-13-2012, 10:33 PM
  #14
Super Moderator
I agree with Delfina, go back to the doctor. Really talk to him/her and make them listen if they are not. Take a list of questions, or better yet take any info you have dug up that you want to know more about with you. If they won't listen, find someone who will. My son has been misdiagnosed on several occasions as well as had real health issues that were flat out dismissed. As a baby I was told he may never walk and would never run, along with a long list of "will never be able to do's".
(He runs just fine now, plays a mean game of soccer, and just made honor roll.)
I have been called a Pediatrician's worse nightmare.... This momma on a mission has questioned the experts many a time and more often than not, it was the right thing to do. Don't be afraid to press your Dr for answers. It's your body and your right to do so.

Omghorses and drumrunner I am sending you both hugs. You've been through a lot and are strong young women!
     
    02-14-2012, 12:01 PM
  #15
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
I'm a basket case of health issues..

I had Viral Meningitis when I was 10, almost died, was in the hospital for two months..had to have a spinal tap..a few months after that I started having seizures as a result of the Meningitis. I was disgnosed with Petite Mal Epilepsy at 11..which was later disgnosed again as Absence Epilepsy and Chronic Epilepsy..My seizures are only nocturnal and only start in my sleep..I still have Epilepsy even though they thought I might grow out of it..I'm 23 now. I've lost count of how many times I've been admitted to the hospital for my seizures..everything from ER trips to staying for a week for a sleep test, having dye inserted in my brain to pin point the seizures, MRIs, CT scans, gallons of blood work, radiation inserted through an IV into my system and brain to pin point the seizures..it never ends.

I also have an Autoimmune Disorder and Autoimmune Utiecaria..I'm basically allergic to myself. All of my body's allergy receptors are always inflamed and my body produces a chemical that hits and attacks my allergy receptors causing an allergic reaction..I've been doing this for 8 months now and we still don't have it under control..I'm seeing two specialists for it now...I have an allergic reaction everyday, some times twice or more a day if stressed. I break out in itchy red spots, my hands swell, and my throat swells..I have to carry an EpiPen with me everywhere..

AND right now I have a fantastically awful ear infection..somehow..(I clean my ears too much)..I had pushed wax into my ear and built up irritating my ear, ruptured my ear drum and caused the infection..Yay me!

Basically I get sick a LOT and have all kind of issues..just right now medicine wise I am on..get ready for this..

For Epilepsy
Folic Acid 1x a day
Keppra 500mg 3 pills, 2x a day
Lamictal 200mg 1 pill, 2x a day

Autoimmune Disorder and allergies
Zyrtec 1 pill, 2x a day
Allegra 1 pill, 2x a day
Prednizone 10mg 1 pill, 1x a day
Atarax 25mg 2 pills, every 6 hours or as needed..


Stupid ear infection
Some kind of drop 3x a day
Antibiotic 2x a day..

And a multi vitamin

And ofcourse dealing with all of the side effects of all the meds I take...
Wow, you've been through quite a lot. It's troopers like you who show the world just how tough us women are. Agreed with Lockwood, sending hugs and good thoughts your way!
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    02-14-2012, 12:06 PM
  #16
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lockwood    
I agree with Delfina, go back to the doctor. Really talk to him/her and make them listen if they are not. Take a list of questions, or better yet take any info you have dug up that you want to know more about with you. If they won't listen, find someone who will. My son has been misdiagnosed on several occasions as well as had real health issues that were flat out dismissed. As a baby I was told he may never walk and would never run, along with a long list of "will never be able to do's".
(He runs just fine now, plays a mean game of soccer, and just made honor roll.)
I have been called a Pediatrician's worse nightmare.... This momma on a mission has questioned the experts many a time and more often than not, it was the right thing to do. Don't be afraid to press your Dr for answers. It's your body and your right to do so.

Omghorses and drumrunner I am sending you both hugs. You've been through a lot and are strong young women!
Haha go super mom! I'll try to go to my doctor soon and really talk to her, like you said. That's so good to hear about your son! Again, thank you for all your help, it's been fantastic to hear about someone who knows what I'm going through.
     
    02-14-2012, 12:06 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Thanks and right back at you! I was told I would never be able to ride again and would basically be a vegetable..I laughed and said "Yeah right, you don't know me" and now I'm in my prime and riding better than I ever have....Just keep trucking through it and know you can do it..it's just tougher on people like you and me than other people..
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