So last year my problems were suddenly different, more severe and more frequent with no obvious reason why. I was told to try lactose free for 4-6 weeks but no joy, tried gluten free for 6 weeks but no joy, tried low FODMAP for 6 weeks but no joy. Always struggled to eat soy, beans etc for the past 10 or so years. Then I switched from milk in tea and cereal and also stopped eating Greek yoghurt every day and now have oat milk in tea and cereal. I still eat products containing milk and still eat small amounts of hard cheese most days but the painful intestinal sloshing, regular defacation, gas, distension in the rectal area, popping popcorn sensation in the intestines has all gone and I seem to be able to tolerate more veg and fruit and can cope with beans, lentils and soya milk?
I had a colonoscopy and they found nothing and waiting for the results of a ct scan but the consultant warned me they’d probably find nothing.
Nothing else has changed in my life but I can’t work out why cutting out milk and Greek yoghurt seem to have done something when going lactose free didn’t? I went on holiday at Xmas and had to drink milk again and was so poorly again but back home I was fine within a couple of weeks back on oat milk.
Has anyone else experienced this? No gp or specialist has ever suggested this as something to try? I only switched as my partner is vegan but after a month or more I noticed a difference. Have had no issues now for about 3 months apart from when I had milk at Xmas for 2 weeks. If it stays this way it’s life changing for me!!