My adventures with lactose intolerance and Fibromyalgia
Vomiting and holding your body tense due to cramps has a massive effect on Fibromyalgia pain so to say yesterday was not a good day would be an understatement. After a day in bed and a good cry due to pain levels, I am here a day on to tell the tale.
*Self-harming implies self-inflicted, this is wrong and possibly deserves a blog rant all to itself. No one that self-harms does it because they want to! It is usually a result of being let down by the mental health system, not being aware that there is a medical issue that needs help or a million other things. It is a coping mechanism to a bigger issue, not a simple act of self-infliction.
I can not go back in time and rectify this damage that was done to my digestive system I can only now love it for what it is. The learning is on going and days like yesterday are simply part of the journey.
During the Vital program last year, I gave up dairy products and without lactose, in my body, I really did feel a difference. It was the first link for me that my body can not tolerate lactose.
- Milk, milkshakes and other milk-based beverages.
- Whipping cream and coffee creamer.
- Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet.
- Puddings, custards.
- Cream soups, cream sauces.
- Foods made with milk.
- Pain or cramps in the lower belly.
- Gurgling or rumbling sounds in the lower belly.
- Loose stools or diarrhea. Sometimes the stools are foamy.
- Throwing up.