How many people on AP are lactose intolerant? If so, for how long and how does it impact your daily activities? I myself was born a hardcore milk drinker and consumed an average of one gallon per day in my elementary and junior high years; when I hit tenth grade, though, I started to get deathly sick from milk and switched to water, whereby I discovered I'd become lactose intolerant (mildly) to the milk and with each passing year it's intensified to the point of my family doctor actually diagnosing me as having the problem.
Apparently, development of lactose intolerance runs in my family; my mother and father both have it, though only until a few years ago they could drink milk, and my sister never touches the stuff.
My symptoms are different from other people; other people can eat dairy products but start to throw up (or something when they eat too much); I can eat as much as I want but I get horrible stomach pains that prevent me from sleeping. As in, four slices of pizza = twelve hours of agony.
So I've got to avoid the stuff altogether. :getlost: