I posted this topic so long ago, I was suprised to find it back at the top again. Well it's good because it gives me ther chance to share my findings...
As you know from my original post, I had been having problems with constipation, and not just from diagnosis, but my entire life. I stated that eliminating wheat and dairy didn't seem to help, but the truth was, I didn't eliminate them, I just reduced them. Well, I have a cousin who has a milk protien intollerance. She too had suffered with constipation her entire life, then as an adult, spent hundreds of dollars on a naturalist specialist and had to go on a cleansing diet and eliminate all foods and slowly reintroduce them until she finally realized that it was the protien in milk causing her constipation and digestive problems. She eliminated dairy from her diet, and she's been fine ever since. All 3 of her children have the same intollerance as well. She always advised me to try eliminating dairy and I would say "Well I only have a half cup of skim milk a day, no yogurt or cheese... it cant be that." However, after my diagnosis, I started trying the BBD and eliminated dairy entirely. I was amazed to find in little time, I was having normal bowel movements!!! For the first time in my life, I actually felt "normal"! I haven't eaten dairy (other than the few fallings to chocolate or cheese on occasion
) in almost 2 years now, and have been "normal" ever since! However, if I do consume dairy, I do pay for it badly with consitpation.
Just thought I'd share because I've done research and milk protien intollerance (not to be confused with lactose intollerance - totally different) is soo common, but people don't realize it. Even doctors aren't educated on it! My daughter has the same intollerance and I took her to the doctor for her constipation and said to the doctor that I think it's the dairy and she said "no, dairy causes diarrhea..."
So if you're having alot of troubles with constipation, I strongly suggest just trying to eliminate ALL dairy from your diet for just a week or two, just give it a chance, and see if it makes a difference. It's worth a shot! And I've never looked back!