- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I’ve never been able to drink or eat full fat dairy products since I was about 9. It gives me terrible stomach aches, in addition to all that fun bathroom stuff.
Since 9, so for about 13 years now, I only drink or eat skim or low fat dairy products – cream cheese, milk, yogart, etc. Never had an issue.
Over the past 4 weeks or so, I’ve had serious stomach pains followed by an immediate bathroom trip. I have even woke up from a deep sleep in pain (which doesn’t happen – I don’t wake up for anything) and thought I had a stomach bug or a virus.
This morning it dawned on me that I could be lactose intolerant. I consulted the trusty webmd and my nurse mom who both said “All signs point to yes”. So, for now, I’m assuming I’m lactose intolerant. Yes yes, I’ll go to the doctor.
We’re going grocery shopping this weekend, and I admit I haven’t had much time to do research, but good god, what is there left to eat!?
I’m not a vegetarian but I don’t really enjoy meat so I barely eat it. I eat cereal like it’s going out of style and LOVE LOVE LOVE cheese anything. Cream cheese, parmesean cheese, cheesecake, block cheese, queso, etc. – a lot of cheese.
So, question is, what do you eat in place of dairy, especially cheese?
I’ll try unsweetened almond/rice/soy milk but what about sandwiches and bagels and stuff? Is there lactose free cheese? What about yogurt?
Also, if you start your day with the stomach pain, does it last all day or go away in a few hours? I’m seriously kneeled over my desk right now and have made like 10 trips to the bathroom already since I had both cereal and a non-fat hot chocolate this morning. If the pain isn’t going to go away, I’m going to eat fondue and cheesecake with a glass of milk tonight and start fresh tomorrow 🙂
Lots of questions and lots of thanks!