Hi Guys, Over the past few weeks I have been suffering acute wind and bloating pains, and on top of a rather nasty chest infection, found that I was waking at night with an acute bile problem, that had me coughing and choking for up to an hour. By reviewing the poor attempti had made to keep a food diary on NHS MyWeighMatters I could see a trend, that pointed to dairy or more specifically lactose. After checking with my chemist and my doctors practice nurse I decidided to try abstaining from all dairy for one week. I managed the week, and all my symptoms disappeared, virtually within one day. I eat some cheese yesterday, and whilst I suffered only mild bloating for several hours after eating, I did not suffer too much more, but felt sufficiently different to make me realise this is a real problem for me. I have also lost without changing anything radically else in my diet, 5kg in one week. I find I do not have the same food cravings I used to have when eating specificallly cheese which I love, but also natural yoghurts and skimmed milk in porridge or on cereals. I will be starting another weeks abstinence from dairy today, to see how things progress. It’s hard not eating food you love but not as hard as I thought it would be, particularly now I appreciate how much better I feel. I know it’s not good to drop an entire food group, and if I cannot ease myself back into some level of tolerance I will need to find supplements that replace the nutrients and vitamins that dairy alone provides. Any advise would be greatly appreciated, as would your stories of similar problems and how you have conquered it. Hope my journey so far makes others look at their eating related problems.