Guess what? I have a lactose sensitivity and it sucks so bad.
A few months ago, I collapsed in intense agony and couldn’t get out of bed. Luckily for me, this was a week where I exclusively cooked all my food so I could rule out food poisoning. I’m a great cook! I started going through what I’d eaten and I realised for a whole week every meal I had was heavy laden with some form of dairy product. If I had pasta, I’d cover it with cheese, if I had a sandwich there would be cheese and breakfast (when I had it) was always yoghurt. I started off by ditching all cheese for a week and I felt so much better. I dropped 5lbs. Then I tried to slowly add it back into my diet to see if there was any difference, unfortunately there was. So I bought Super Lactase Enzyme Capsules to take before every dairy product, and I felt so much better.
Then a friend kindly brought over some inexpensive lactase tablets over from Germany as there is only one brand here that sells them and the markup is intense.
Pride before the fall I tell you. I started to feel like I was cured and started lapsing on the Lactase pills. Eventually I stopped taking them, opting just to see how it went. The result was just ugh, so much pain. I don’t know what I was thinking. I am at the point where I take them before every meal because I seriously forget what dairy is. I started getting the stomach cramps, and I wondered why as I’d been avoiding dairy and taking my pills when I did. I’d forgotten that frozen yoghurt counted, and so did the butter I’d been putting on my crumpets. It’s everywhere I tell you!