I'm lactose intolerant (which is different from a dairy allergy, although I often use the two interchangeably, just like I did in my previous post!), which is also a possibility for you, and it's not actually that bad. I can't have milk or cream, but my favorite dairy products - cheese, butter, yogourt and sour cream - are generally okay. Lactose pills allow me to have tons of anything without problems too. Having to give up dairy altogether would not be fun though, I hear you there. If you have lactose intolerance, you should see results from giving up dairy in a hurry. I'm not sure how long before you see results with a dairy allergy.
Celiac disease is also possible. I'm also on a low gluten, almost wheat-free diet, since too much of it makes me feel very lethargic. If you have celiac disease, it may take a few weeks before you see results from changing your diet, because it takes a while for the inflammation of the intestines to disappear.
If you want to take a little time to experiment with your diet, that's your choice, but be careful. If things keep getting worse, you really should see a doctor.
Thanks! I like my signature too. :) I'm trying to live it, and so far it is helping.
I can control only my own attitude, only my own behavior.
I can choose to not fret over things I can't control.
- Hannah Holmes