A little dairy advice

I’d been waiting for today’s appointment with the dietitian since late-September when issues associated with dairy intolerance first began for me.

Up till then I had regularly consumed milk drinks, particularly chilled coffees, on most days. Oddly, I had wanted to break the habit, or rather reduce the number of these I was consuming due to the calories they contained, even the diet versions hardly reduced the numbers any. Whilst I might from time to time succeed I would often end up drinking these most weekdays, they were a really vice.

So it was in late-September a switch in my body decided for me, drinking one of these drinks one day I started to get strong cramping in my abdomen followed by diarrhoea an hour later. I thought nothing of it, dismissing it as gastro, however the symptoms continued and were not like I’d experienced before. Since then I’ve had to modify my diet, pay particular interest to nutrition labels, yet still I have regularly experienced issues associated with being dairy intolerant.

Thankfully, when eating at home I can control everything and no longer experience issues, however when eating out most times I still find myself heading for the loo. So, I was very much looking forward to today’s appointment with the dietitian for her advice. The list of products I needed to immediately be aware of containing dairy I was perhaps 66% aware of, however it was the list of contaminants, those products that may have come into contact with dairy within a manufacturing setting, I was not prepared for.

The ASCIA sheet I was given today on Cow’s Milk Allergy is just pure gold, check it out here if this is something that also affects you or your family. I have to re-read up make sure I don’t miss anything.

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