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Hello LJ. Sorry I seem to have decamped and been posting FB status updates 'stead of using you.

Digestion. Pah. OK, so having EBS and several core dumps from eating cucumber (not the skin) in a tasty salad at Lec & Andy's the other Thursday I can accept, after all I knew you were a bit flaky concerning peppers & marrows and cucumber skin. But to do the same yesterday evening after I fed you tasty ham eggs chips and peas, none of which you've ever complained about before was definitely taking the michael. Nothing odd eaten either the preceding hours either. You want to convert to a breathearian or something equally stupid? Am feeling very washed out today and no idea what to feed this body now.

ohhh, hang on, I did decide to have a glass of milk with lunch (a ham sandwich & a banana). I don't normally drink milk but I did have a craving for some the other day and brought a little container of it to investigate. Please don't tell me I'm dairy intolerant as I like & eat cheese every now and then and am not giving that up!

Date: 2012-08-12 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandowdsofa.livejournal.com
Cold milk and hot cheese in quantity set me off. I can cope with hot skimmed milk, so lattes etc are still on the menu. Pizza is risky, baked brie and fondue are definitely out. Yoghourt is fine, and ice-cream in small quantities. It's definitely a dairy fat issue, but I haven't tracked it down exactly yet.

Date: 2012-08-12 02:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] watervole.livejournal.com
There's more than one thing can cause dicky digestion.

Mine's usually worse when I'm under stress, regardless of what I eat.

Exercise and relaxation (gardening covers both at once) tend to be the best things to make my stomach behave.

Date: 2012-08-12 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aperrott.livejournal.com
It's entirely possible to have problems with milk, but be fine with cheese. Are you ok with custard?

Date: 2012-08-13 11:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marypcb.livejournal.com
the lactose in milk is far more accessible than in cheese or even butter, so the one won't necessarily have the same effect as the other.

having had an unhappy gut one day can mean normally fine foods cause you a problem because things are still unsettled (smooth muscles in spasm, bacterial byproducts distressing the intestine so the water from the lumen flushes it out resulting in faster transition times, etc)

step 1 short term: camomile to calm the smooth muscles of the gut. long term: live yoghurt or probiotics in case something has disrupted your gut bacteria's normal happyfuntimes.
step 2 longer term: food diary with notes about stress so you can see if it's food or circumstances.

Date: 2012-08-15 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syllopsium.livejournal.com
I'd also note that milk proteins differ; goats and ewes cheese is not the same as cows cheese. I still can't really have anything cow based, and having tried goats yoghurt recently the results weren't particularly wonderful, but goats and ewes cheese has been ok for a bit..

Date: 2012-08-15 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marypcb.livejournal.com
Yes, goat is often less problematic. Milk sometimes makes me mucusy, and goats milk does that much less.

Date: 2013-08-19 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-sun-scribe.livejournal.com
Ack! Hope the second issue was just due to Mr Stomach still feeling upset and grouchy from the nasty cucumer skins.

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