I have read folks on this very board referring to themselves as a bit lactose intollerant, so I am aware that it can develop in degrees, and that it’s something that can just kind of happen to a person. One day, they have a thick frosty shake and BLAM! Lactose Intollerance!
What I’m looking for are symptoms and signs of this dread malady. In the last few years I have noticed something happening to me, and after monitoring my diet, I think I have the causes narrowed down to dairy and dairy products.
The symptoms I have been having is this: in the morning I’ll have a bowl of cereal. That afternoon, I’ll retire to the throne room to ponder the nature of the universe. When I have solved all the mysteries there are to be solved, I notice a burning sensation. I clean up as good as one can get, and move on my way, walking gingerly due to that burning sensation.
A few hours later, I’ll head for bed. Upon disrobing, I notice that there are what appears to be fecal stains in my drawers. At this point, the burning/itching is pretty prominent, and has been for hours. I head to the bathroom, and usually have to wipe all over again, regardless of if I have layed any more foundation (if you know what I mean).
Is this lactose intollerance? I thought it was just some hemmerhoids, but I am no longer thinking that, due to my shamefully stained undies.
You are not a doctor, and if you are, you aren’t MY doctor, etc. etc.
I’m just looking for some advice, and someone to tell me that I’m not losing my bowel control at the tender age of 33. This only seems to happen after enjoying some dairy products… lots of cheese, ice cream, glass of milk, etc.