My mother told me that as a baby I would always get sick or refuse milk for the longest, but the she started me with sweet acidophiles, and i did ok with that. Milk products have always made me gassy, mucusy,with occasional runs to the bathroom. But since I've been in college, things have become increasingly worse with milk products. I can have a small amount of a milk product and just have minor muscle cramps and mucus with some difficulties breathing (but i think that's because of the mucus) . but sometimes my muscle cramps start in my tummy and hurt in my shoulders and upper legs. If the cramps get too bad I vomit. If I take Ibuprofen, my cramps stop, but my stomach has a lot of action going on and finally Im running to the bathroom. when I go it's a chalky white bile, sometime runny sometimes solid. But either way it goes, my body is happier without milk products or once that milk product has been released from my system.
i asked my doctor about it and she just laughed and said just stop eating milk products, which I have tried, but I'm finding that eating out with friends is difficult because a lot of stuff is made with milk. if the waiter doesn't know if it has milk in it, i able to inform them before the night is over. Plus, who can resist cheese, ice cream, and other desserts made with milk?
Is my occasional intake of milk products something I should be concerned about? or do I just need to be prepared for the discomfort? What do I need to be sure to include in my diet in place of milk? Right now I do soy products.
oh yeh, i seem to be able to tolerate hard cheese like some cheddar and Parmesan.