Any readers struggling with lactose intolerance? I’m told it’s fairly common, more so in adults. And apparently rather easy to treat with a simple, over-the-counter pill.
A few months I started drinking milk-based protein shakes, the same kind I mentioned in my post yesterday. I’ve never had a problem with milk, but oddly enough I felt awful shortly after finishing each shake, very bloated, gassy, really just extremely uncomfortable. For whatever reason I randomly tried a Lactaid pill with the first sip the next time, and sure enough, I felt much better.
I tried to do a little research on my own, looking up the amounts of lactose in different daily products. For example, a stick of string cheese has very little, and therefore is usually easily tolerated by those who are lactose intolerant, even without taking a pill. But I tried that and I felt AWFUL. Last night we had corn on the cob with dinner and I put a bit of butter on mine… I felt AWFUL! How could I all of the sudden be sooooo sensitive to dairy??
Even now, half a day after eating butter and I still feel rather icky, almost sick to my stomach. It’s making me wonder if it’s more than just lactose intolerance…