Ive got IBS. And lactose intolerance comes with that for me. I can't eat goat cheese, cheese sauce, milk, ice cream, peanuts, greasy food, whole wheat, etc. It took me a long time to figure what was going on and a long time to know what I could and couldn't eat. I need to take a lactase enzyme in order to eat, or drink, any thing with milk. There are some things I've learned over time. Hard cheese has less lactose than soft cheese. Small amounts of milk are okay. Natrel makes the best tasting lactose free milk. Probio makes a good lactose free yogurt with probiotics (which is good for the gut). Costco carries the best lactase enzyme for the best price.
With all that in mind...I'm tired of it. I don't want to buy the more expensive milk any more. I don't want to be careful any more. I don't want to buy pills any more. I'm going to try to make myself tolerant again. According to what I've read, you should start with 1/2 cup of milk, with a meal, everyday for a week. The next week go for 1/2 cup twice a day, and so on. I'm going to start this after the new year. Has anyone tried this? How did it work for you? Any suggestions welcome!