Two days before my wedding I had a family dinner at Red Lobster where I remember I had asked to not have sour cream on my baked potato at dinner. Our waitress was so nice that when I received my baked potato with sour cream I decided to suck up my distaste for sour cream and eat my baked potato anyway.
Not even several minutes after I devoured the baked potato, my face blew up. It was then that I knew that I had a reaction to something in that sour cream but I simply moved on with my life, got married (my face calmed down before my wedding), and decided to stay away from sour cream.
I’ve always drunk a lot of milk. Whole milk actually. My husband drank 2% milk, and so I compromised. I didn’t realize that he drank so much milk. To this day my husband can eat 2 to 4 bowls of cereal every day (maybe more if I didn’t nag about his diet), and even eat oatmeal with milk.
The problem with his diet was that I began to eat the same things with him. After three years of marriage, I’ve noticed that I’ve had a problem.
My throat was always clogged. I’ve had mucus develop more and more in my throat that I couldn’t breathe correctly some days. I had later then developed bad breath in which I would floss, brush my teeth, and rinse mouthwash and ten minutes later my mouth would feel like a garbage can. I hated it.
I was fed up with it. One day I knew that this wasn’t normal. I’ve tried teas, medicine, different breathing remedies, and I just knew the one thing I had left to do was to stop drinking milk.
As much as I wanted to deny it, I was close to heading to the hospital for my issue but I swear I hate the hospital and decided to do a week without milk.
The first day I had instant results.
I had one day without any dairy products actually, and the next day my throat had begun to heal.
I woke up with less of a cough and my breath was better. Honestly, I was shocked. I want to tell everyone about my new finding because when something works for you everyone wants to share it with their friends.
A week without any dairy products and I’ve never felt better.
I’m upset at the fact that I can’t have milk with my coffee but I’ll give that up for peace in my sinuses. I am healed!
The following week I decided to try different dairy products to see if indeed it was only milk or all dairy that affected my health.
Cheese, which I naturally don’t really like, doesn’t bother me. Ice cream and milk does. I’m very sad about that because ice cream and milk are my favorite things in the world.
The crazy thing is, I will drink a milkshake and instantly would feel a tingling sensation on my lips and mucus would build up in my throat. I’m appalled on how quick my body reacted to the milk.
I’m not exactly sure if other people may have the same problem as I do but, I am just so relieved to figure this all out finally. I was so close to going to the doctor, in which I had done so in the past and they’ve asked me to take allergy medicine for it. I suffered for three years. I was desperate for relief.
Allergy medicine absolutely did nothing.
Today, I sneak ice cream or a milkshake, but I know that doing so will give me nasal problems.
If your symptoms include a daily torture of mucus build up, infinite bad breath, and a frog in your throat that you can never get rid of, I would suggest trying out eating no dairy for a week.
This is something that doctors still won’t believe is directly related to dairy consumption.
If you find yourself instantly relieved you may have a milk or dairy intolerance that you’ve developed as you aged. I’m not a doctor, but I know that this worked for me.
I wish you the best dairy lovers, but if you can get rid of these ugly symptoms, why not give it a shot?
Yessenia Diaz has a background in graphic and web design but is also intrigued by writing and teaching. Yessenia created Tru.Works as an outlet for all her talents and continues collecting stories from around the world to share with people all across the interweb. Follow Yessenia on Instagram and her favorite, Twitter, @ythegreatdiaz.