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    Does most everyone tolerate milk? I've had IC many years & have always thought milk irritated my bladder but it seems most here tolerate milk. I know sour cream is not good for my IC or IBS & when I use milk in cooking I use the lactose free. I'm in a major flare which I think was caused by prune juice but can't be certain. I want something to calm my bladder but a little cautious of milk. I've reprinted a list of friendly foods & notice milk is on it. Thanks.

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    I also have IBS and I can't tolerate your typical milk. I can, however, drink powdered milk. I know it sounds yucky, but my husband warms up a cup of milk for me when I am in a flare and it helps me get to sleep. He whips it up so that it is frothy. At first, I just told myself I was drinking white hot chocolate, but now it doesn't bother me mentally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by em1 View Post
    Does most everyone tolerate milk? I've had IC many years & have always thought milk irritated my bladder but it seems most here tolerate milk.
    I tried different type of milk and all of them caused me burn. Milk is an acidic food.

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    I am A-OK with milk. In fact, I think it helps me sometimes. The other thing that works well (for me) is cream cheese. I have no idea why, but I just slather that stuff on anything now!
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    I'm fine with milk but I don't really like it by itself so I usually only use it with cereal and cooking. Vanilla milkshakes always make me feel better though. Eggs are another thing that I'll eat if I think my bladder is upset.
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    Thanks everyone! I hope the lactose in the milk I use is not a problem.

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    MiLynn,
    I also flare with eggs. Egg whites and egg yolks - eggs are in everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowden1 View Post
    MiLynn,
    I also flare with eggs. Egg whites and egg yolks - eggs are in everything!
    Teresa
    I'm sorry! It took me awhile to try eggs because it was on the not ok list when I was diagnosed.
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    I'm ok with milk, I don't drink a lot of it because I don't like it. I'll at least drink a small glass with dinner. thankfully, eggs I can eat.

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    Is it possible that you have a slight allergy to milk? Some people who have food allergies (well any allergies actually) will flare if they are exposed to what they are allergic to. I had a patient recently who was allergic to almonds. He was eating almonds and almond butter because he read they were ok for an IC bladder. Unfortunately, one size does not fit all, and that includes the food list for IC.

    that being said, even though lactose intolerance isn't a true allergy, if you consume milk and it gives you digestive problems, then that irritation potentially can "spread" to the bladder.
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    Milk makes me feel better, and sometimes if I drink milk with somethign I may have problems with alone, I dont[' have problems(like spicy food is ok as long as i drink lots of milk with it)

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    If I don't drink lactose free milk it will trigger a bad episode of IBS.

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    I saw this post a week or so ago and thought thank goodness I can drink milk. Well, fast forward to now and Milk is causing me to flare. I jsut had my cysto/hydro to diagnose IC and I know its more sensitive but I had been suspicous of Milk for awhile and confirmed it yesterday. UGH! I am only ble to drink water now.

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    Stacy,

    It might be b/c of the hydro. I was a miserable wreck for 3 weeks after mine. It didn't matter what I ate. Wait until your bladder settles and then try again.
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    Diagnosed: 10/16/09

    Elmiron, 100mg 2x per day
    Imipramine, 10 mg per day
    Diazepam 10 mg for sleep
    Zyrtec
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    Probiotics
    Hydrocodone, 2 pills a day (at any time of day)

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