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So I worked out finally today it is dairy giving me abdo pain and wind/gas. So unimpressed. I had maybe 100ml of skimmed milk after not having any for 2 days so I could see what would happen and man, hard bloated upper stomach and pain since about half an hour after the milk.

I'm annoyed because I am struggling with food options as it is, and I love cheese. I can't catch a break at the moment, so much crappy stuff going on and I just want to be healed, pain-free and getting on with life.

Some moron rang social services on us saying we weren't homeschooling our daughter properly too, so we had them here Monday and again tomorrow to talk to our daughter, so I am feeling rather fed up! :56_anguished:

Any good lactose-free puree recipes, please. No refried Beans thank you please :)

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I am five years out. when I was bearly out and I was taking shakes every three hours and I had the runs and I found out I had the same problem. I was told to use soymilk or an almond. The soymilk has no flavor. I ended using soy. But just in the last year, I have been able to drink real milk once a week but that's all. So, later on, you may be able to have some.

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I think whey Protein isolate is ok with lactose intolerance. So you can make smoothies with Isopure whey isolate Protein, or use Jay Robb Egg White Protein, or soy protein (yuk on the taste). Use unsweetened cashew, almond, or coconut milk. Use coconut yogurt (Sprouts, and Whole Foods carries them...also almond yogurt).

Use nutritional yeast to replace parmesan cheese. Think there are some decent cheeses out there that are either lactose free or are made with nut milks? Dunno tho.

Sorry for the homeschool stress on top of what you are dealing with healing from surgery and PO life. ((hugs)) Try to treat yourself gently!! Rest when you can. Make great food choices!!! And walk and meditate/pray for stress relief.

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Don't forget lactose free milk and just taking lactase tabs.

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8 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

I think whey Protein isolate is ok with lactose intolerance. So you can make smoothies with Isopure whey isolate Protein, or use Jay Robb Egg White Protein, or soy protein (yuk on the taste). Use unsweetened cashew, almond, or coconut milk. Use coconut yogurt (Sprouts, and Whole Foods carries them...also almond yogurt).

Use nutritional yeast to replace parmesan cheese. Think there are some decent cheeses out there that are either lactose free or are made with nut milks? Dunno tho.

Sorry for the homeschool stress on top of what you are dealing with healing from surgery and PO life. ((hugs)) Try to treat yourself gently!! Rest when you can. Make great food choices!!! And walk and meditate/pray for stress relief.

Luckily we now have Skyr lactose free yoghurts, flavoured and plain and lactose free skim milk, semi-skimmed and whole, I am on the skimmed obvs, thanks for the tip on the nutritional yeast, I shall get on to Amazon :D also Slimfast have got some new vegan Protein Shakes that are 26g protein per serve and are lactose and gluten-free, so a quick look last night gave me a few options too.

You guys in the states have a far FAR better range of food than we do; AND gutted, only 3 or 4 Wholefoods in the UK and the one in my town shut down, don't they know I NEED THEM ARGH and poop!

Who knew how painful being lactose intolerant could be huh!!!? Damn. The good thing is I know now so can sort out all this pain and bloating ;)

PS. Social services are happy with us, just really hurtful that someone close to us did it anonymously. We know because of some other irrelevant private info they shared that only a small handful of people knew. Bit of a slap in the face you know? But thanks, am resting when I have to and am walking every other day, so doing about 5km (3 miles) a week at the moment, not a lot but not nothing :)

Edited by Bastian
for the PS. lol

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4 hours ago, AZhiker said:

Don't forget lactose free milk and just taking lactase tabs.

Are the lactase tabs worth it? Do they really prevent symptoms or do you still get some? :)

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2 Lactaid tabs, chewable or capsule style, taken just prior to my first drink/spoonful of dairy completely eradicate all lactose intolerance symptoms for me. I had the full-blown cramping, gas, explosive diarrhea when eating/drinking any dairy (except cheese) without the Lactaid tabs. A Godsend for me. 💗

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Also, we have generic store brand Lactaid tabs which are just as effective. From my understanding these tabs are giving you the enzymes to allow your body to digest dairy. As adults, most of us humans, (and cats, weirdly) lose the ability to process milk after about age 20-30 (humans, cats after leaving kittenhood).

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