I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago which unfortunately led to a diagnosis of diverticulosis being missed. I have been in hospital with diverticulitis and a perforated bowel so I was on a low residue diet when I could eat and was given a list of suitable food to choose. I had worked out for myself that I have some degree of lactose intolerance and put that down when asked what I couldn't eat on admission but it seemed to be up to me to avoid milky foods (lots on low residue diet!) and no alternative was offered.
Has anyone had a lactose intolerance test on the NHS? Because I'm guessing that is the only way anyone would take any notice. Many tablets say you should tell your GP if you are prescribed them because they contain lactose, so does my asthma inhaler!