Hi, my name is DG. I was initially diagnosed with I.B.S C/D last year. I felt like i was alone and that i had no support in what i was going thru, not even my doctors showed much compassion to my plight as they would just prescribe medications that didn't help me then just dismiss my problem as," i just have I.B.S."After a few months of suffering and no success with doctor i went for another opinion, to which the new doctors tests showed i had a c-difficile infection as well. After 3 months of taking anti biotics they said i needed a fecal transplant, and after said transplant that the infection was finally gone. I was so relieved to hear as i was looking forward to feeling normal again. several weeks after transplant i was still suffering. i had sharp abdominal pain, with constipation fluxuating to diarea, and a strong, strange sensation of having to relieve my bowel constantly. I was feeling drained of all my energy and my spirit was deflating, it felt like it would never end! My doctor just said i have I.B.S. and that i would have to experiment with my diet to see what i could or couldn't tolerate. i tried fodmap, but felt i would just eat a different food each day to see how i feel. after weeks of trial i found one food group was always at the top of my trigger list. It was dairy with lactose. So i eliminated all products that had dairy(with lactose) in them, and being from wisconsin this proved to be a real challenge. This not only included milk and cheese but other products that flavored with dairy such as sour cream flavoring for chips or salad dressings. After a week of going dairy(lactose free i found i was feeling much better as the pain and urgency went away and finally normal bowel movements!! Looking into this more i learned that having any type of bowel disorder or infection can make you intolerant to things such as dairy. I am here to talk to and give support and advice i may have to help others whom i know are suffering the same plight i did, and to say your normal like everyone else and not alone. thank you for reading thru and looking forward to hearing from you . "DG"