Hi just wondering whether anyone on here has felt ill after eating milk and cheese products. Have been gluten free now for 3 years and have posted on here a few times to say that I still didn't feel very well.
People were helpful and suggested I get my vitamins and minerals tested and eventually I found out that I had low Vit D and Zinc and have been on supplements since December, also been given vit b12 injections and iron tablets after asking my GP for these, I was in range but they were still low.
I have had bad headaches for years, and still had DH despite being really strict with the diet and generally felt depressed and terrible. All my family cut out gluten as we didn't know whether it was cross contamination and it became very frustrating still not feeling well and not knowing why. My GP suggested I should go on daily medication to stop the headaches but I didn't want to be on tablets for the rest of my life.
Last month I decided to stop using milk in my tea/coffee and for the first time since going gluten free I felt so much better. I am not talking about stomach issues but just generally brighter in myself, like a black cloud has been lifted, I have started to exercise a bit (couldn't have done this a couple of months ago and my DH is more manageable, I needed to take a dapsone once or twice a week before and my headaches have decreased quite a bit.
I know that we can have lactose intolerance and have had a few pains when drinking glasses of milk etc. but I didn't know that it could affect people the way it appears to have been affecting me. The thing is I asked the dietitian what effect being lactose intolerant would have when first diagnosed and she seemed clueless.
Last night I had home made Pizza, the base had creme fraiche, and cheese and it was topped off with loads of cheese, woke up this morning reaching for the 2 types of headache tablets I have to take, feeling sickly and going to loo at 6am.
I have been going to the immunology clinic for the last 3 years and had all sorts of tests for allergies and no one has said I am allergic to dairy or anything else, so I don't know whether its an allergy or an intolerance, so far I haven't cut out butter or chocolate.
Just wondering whether I should be asking for any test on next visit to clinic or whether anyone has had these types of symptoms as well. Thanks for any help anyone can provide