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View Poll Results: How much milk have you consumed?
Regularly (every day) 64 52.89%
Occasionally (weekly) 19 15.70%
Rarely (Monthly) 15 12.40%
Never 23 19.01%
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01-16-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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How much milk have you drank?

How much milk have you consumed in your lifetime?
01-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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I don't find that lactose bothers me... milk fat can cause a few issues, so as long as I still to low fat milk products I am lucky enough to be able to consume them .

Of course, that being said, I do enjoy my higher fat content dairy products on occasion, but only if I am prepared to 'pay for it' the next day... lol.
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01-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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Milk in any form does not bother me. In fact, when I was very ill with Crohns, milk products were almost the only thing that I could tolerate.

This is probably a controversial statement on this Forum, but I think that milk is beneficial for me because my blood group is Type B+.
01-16-2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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Milk doesn't bother my stomach at all, I eat other dairy products regularly, but I don't drink milk because I just don't like the taste and that has been the case for a long long time, far before my diagnosis. But if I have to drink it for whatever reason, it has to be 1/2%. I refuse to drink any other.
01-16-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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When I was growing up I drank milk every day and that's all I drank. Once I moved out of home I stopped because I couldn't afford it. And now I drink it rarely. Not because it bothers me, but because I've gotten away from it and haven't really missed it much. I'm not lactose intolerant at all.

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01-16-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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I have been vegan for a year or more now and it really has seemed to help me and my symptoms.
01-17-2012, 06:42 AM   #7
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Milk daily with breakfast cereal. Sometimes I will get chocolate milk, although too much of it (or milkshakes) will definitely result in more trips to the washroom. Cheese and ice cream in moderation are also part of my diet.
01-17-2012, 07:16 AM   #8
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As a kid I rarely drank milk. I hated it!! I still don't like milk by itself. I drink it in coffee or w/ a cookie. I use 2% because I was taught that nobody over the age of 2 needs all that milk fat. I used to use skim. It is not bad if you get used to it, but the rest of my family hates it so we settled on the 2 %.
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01-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #9
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I have milk every day in my cereal. Some days when i'm really poorly, my mum makes me drink milk and eat porridge because the milk lines my stomach
01-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #10
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I don't really enjoy the taste of milk. But cheese, on the other hand, I can't get enough of!!!! I could eat cheese and crackers (a good variety of each) every day. Love it!!

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01-17-2012, 12:31 PM   #11
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I did an elimination diet for a while, and discovered milk doesn't bother me, so I have milk in my cereal and coffee. I should quit the coffee, but I enjoy it (and need it if I'm to be honest).
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01-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #12
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I'm with you Jessi, don't really drink milk, only have it when I'm having a bowl of cereal. I could eat cheese all day long though. Cottage cheese, cheese and crackers, I've even been known to cut a chunk off of a block of cheddar and eat that by itself....

I'd blame the mouse proteins in the Remicade, but I was a cheese-aholic long before then!
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01-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #13
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Am I the only one who doesn't really like cheese? The only time I like cheese is when it is melted on either pizza or nachos.
01-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #14
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Yep, I was a mouse too before Remicade.

I love the expensive cheeses. I'm kinda a cheese snob. My favorite is Danish Cream Havarti.
01-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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I agree with everything said about cheese, it is literally in everything I eat! I love cheese more than anything else that is edible!

Milk, on the other hand, I don't touch. I've had maybe 3 glasses in my lifetime. Tastes like crap to me and we never had it in the house. Plus it seems odd to drink the breastmilk of a completely different animal produced for their babies. Seems unnatural. Or maybe I'm just weird.
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01-17-2012, 02:17 PM   #16
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Yes, I also enjoy cheese very much. and my family calls me mouse!
01-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #17
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I love milk! and drink it every day! although now only in small amounts as it doesnt seem to do much good for my ileostomy. I cant wait to have it reversed and just sit with a bottle of the stuff and gulp away! haha
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01-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #18
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When I was young I recall drinking lots and lots of milk. Now I don't eat any dairy. I'm a bit like my father. He doesn't seem to care for dairy products either, other than a slice of cheese from time to time.
01-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #19
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I love milk and cheese and ice cream... Never had any problems with it,
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01-17-2012, 02:59 PM   #20
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I don't mind milk, I just never really hanker for it. I love cheese too, I really like having little chunks of it on either a mini chedder or ritz biscuit for my supper - yum!

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01-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #21
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Love cheese but don't drink milk and very rarely eat ice cream

Do like Kefir though
01-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #22
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Growing up, I had milk three meals a day. And cheese, lots of cheese.

And then I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant and my cheese eating career came to an abrupt end I haven't had milk for 10 years now and can only handle really old or really stinky or goat cheese and even those I need my 'cheese pills' for

Definitely the thing I am most angry at my Crohn's for
01-18-2012, 02:30 AM   #23
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I wasn't so much in milk about a year and a half ago before I've decided to get pregnant. From the moment, I have started drinking about 2 glasses every single day until I found out that I have Crohn and severe lactose intolerance.

I never knew that I have lactose intolerance until then. Funny enough, I grew up eating lots and lots of cheese and yoghurt though. I can't survive a day without cheese. Now I'm having lactose free cheese and cheddar cheese (usually I look for the ones with as less sugar as possible) and almond milk.

01-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #24
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I can't really drink milk or eat cheese as it really bothers me so I try and stay away from it.
01-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #25
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I drank cow's milk regularly as a child, as well as lots of cheese, ice cream and yoghurt. I was the calcium queen! I started having troubles with milk a few years before any other crohn's symptoms appeared and used lactose-free milk before making the switch to soy about a year ago (lactose-free still causes the gurgles!). Just started drinking rice milk this week as a trial and enjoying it, no stomach upsets.

Love cheese and eat it just about every day, as well as organic Greek yoghurt. I've read there is much less lactose in these items because the processing involved in their production lowers the content.

Ice cream however, sadly makes me really sick so I've had to give it up - gutting!

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01-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #26
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Drank milk with cereal until age 20. Stopped milk until 36 for the most part. Now I only drink Raw Unpasteurized organic milk medicinally.
01-22-2012, 01:37 PM   #27
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Never was a big milk drinker but like a few on the thread I can eat cheese all day long by the chunk
01-31-2012, 09:11 PM   #28
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Soy milk is so much better than milk!
01-31-2012, 09:16 PM   #29
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I couldn't tolerate milk when I was young - but I have always loved cheese and ice cream, so I don't think it was from lactose intolerance.
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02-01-2012, 04:27 PM   #30
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although i voted regularly ie every day, apart from breakfast cereal and tea a few times a day thats it. So not really a huge amount, probably about half pint a day.

Over the week I think I drink more cider than milk.

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