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Recently found out I'm intolerant to milk, but I'm slowly developing a reaction to cheese too?

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Created June 17, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I went paleo, I eventually put 2 + 2 together and realised that I was intolerant to milk. I used to drink a pint every few days pre-paleo but when I changed, even a splash in my coffee would have my stomach make the weirdest noises, I'd have gas and diarrhea. I then went off milk completely and I don't get this any more. However, I could always eat cheese and it never gave me a reaction.

I recently went about a week or so off cheese and now I'm noticing that after each slice of cheese now, I have a small bit of gas and in large amounts, some discomfort. It's charleville soft cheese, that comes in slices.

Is it normal to develop an intolerance slowly over time? Do you think it's the cheese or something else?

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on June 17, 2012
at 06:45 PM

Another tidbit- "Commercial cheese brands, however, are generally manufactured by modern processes that do not have the same lactose reducing properties, and as no regulations mandate what qualifies as an "aged" cheese, this description does not provide any indication of whether the process used significantly reduced lactose." - wikipedia on lactose intolerance. The cheese I eat is processed into soft slices, this could be another factor.

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on June 17, 2012
at 06:42 PM

Heh, it seems that it is indeed possible to develop an intolerance later in life too. It seems I am!

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at 06:41 PM

I've just checked the packet and that brand is actually cheddar, the same brand I get a bit of discomfort from :/ maybe I am lactose intolerant then? And yeah, it's cow's milk :)

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on June 17, 2012
at 06:23 PM

Is charleville cheese from cows? Some people tolerate goat or sheep's milk better.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on June 17, 2012
at 06:14 PM

It sounds like you are lactose intolerant. Soft cheese has more lactose in it than hard cheese. Have you tried eating cheddar?

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on June 17, 2012
at 06:45 PM

Another tidbit- "Commercial cheese brands, however, are generally manufactured by modern processes that do not have the same lactose reducing properties, and as no regulations mandate what qualifies as an "aged" cheese, this description does not provide any indication of whether the process used significantly reduced lactose." - wikipedia on lactose intolerance. The cheese I eat is processed into soft slices, this could be another factor.

Aa980538051add291860e4602585352c

(193)

on June 17, 2012
at 06:42 PM

Heh, it seems that it is indeed possible to develop an intolerance later in life too. It seems I am!

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on June 17, 2012
at 06:23 PM

Is charleville cheese from cows? Some people tolerate goat or sheep's milk better.

Aa980538051add291860e4602585352c

(193)

on June 17, 2012
at 06:41 PM

I've just checked the packet and that brand is actually cheddar, the same brand I get a bit of discomfort from :/ maybe I am lactose intolerant then? And yeah, it's cow's milk :)

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on June 17, 2012
at 09:18 PM

Also, heavy cream has less lactose than milk. I'm lactose intolerant and I can use it in my coffee without any problems.

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