(Closed) Had our tasting … am allergic to dairy and am paying big time. What would ….

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was lactose intolerant for a few years when I was in middle school. I eventually grew out of it THANK GOD, but I know it’s no fun. I didn’t get rashes or bumps…but believe me, it sucked. There are pills I used to take that would prevent symptoms of my lactose intolerance. I can’t for the life of me remember what they’re called, but you can get them in the grocery store/drug store. Since I had different symptoms than you, I would suggest a trial run fairly soon. I know you don’t want to eat dairy before your wedding, but it might be worth testing it.

Also, I’m sure no one will be taking pictures of what you’re eating. The photographers will be busy eating as will your guests.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

That’s a bummer.  Is there something your doctor can do to get you through the day?  Is it really that you can’t have any dairy?  Even a little taste of cake?  If you can’t have cake, how do you do the whole cake cutting thing?  At a bridal shower I went to, the bakery used non dairy whipped cream.  Maybe you could have a “fake” piece of  cake for the cake cutting.  If you ate dairy on the day of the wedding, would the rash show up right away?  How long do the rashes last?

On the one hand, I can see caving a little for your wedding.  But if it makes you that miserable, I think you will be happier to avoid dairy.  But whatever you do, avoid it before the wedding.

So sorry.  Keep us posted.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Can you do something like Lactaid and Benadryl so that you can at least taste the food but minimize the after effects?

Post # 8
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960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

YES! Lactaid!! That’s the name of what I used to take. Thanks Rosy!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

Too late to choose dairy free options, eh?

Where are you two going on your honeymoon? Somewhere exotic and exciting where you’re going to be out and about and taking lots of pictures? Because that seems like the kind of setting where you’d rather pass on that one meal (despite how special it is!) and stay clear skinned instead. But if you’re just going to be staying in, and the only photos you take will be for personal use *nudge nudge*, then go for it! Fiance obviously loves you, milk allergies, breakouts and all!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

hubby has to avoid dairy because it can kill him… oh ok, because it makes him snore and i sometimes put a pillow on his face which can kill him 🙂  but anyways, he uses whole bean soy instead for his smoothies – is that something that can be used instead?

 

Post # 12
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3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Could you have the cake baked with soy, almond, rice or hemp milk instead? Can you have eggs? 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

You should check with your doctor/allergist/dermatologist (not sure who) about the best way to treat the skin condition when you do slip up — creams, pills, etc., the specialists might be able to tell you whether lactaid or anti-inflamatories of whatever might help! Who knows, maybe you’ll find there’s a way you can manage your sensitivity in small doses!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I actually have a similar problem.  Every once in a while i can have dairy but if I do I will usually get a breakout..

I suggest avoiding it before your wedding day and either just eating what you want on  your day and dealing with the consequences, hopefully it won’t be that bad and the wedding will be over, or taking prophylactic antibiotics before and after your wedding for a few weeks

 

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