I’m wondering if I’m overestimating my dairy sensitivity or if I’m wrongly attributing symptoms to dairy. I was thinking about it today, and I realized almost every time I’ve had dairy the past few months, I’ve also had grains, starches, or a bunch of sugar with it. For example, in October I had yogurt a couple times with a bunch of granola. I was congested within hours, but maybe I was reacting to sugar or oats? Perhaps unlikely, but possible…On Valentine’s Day, I had feta cheese as well as a milk chocolate dessert, but also a pile of French fries…maybe my mild/moderate congestion the next day was from them?
I guess I’ll continue to experiment, but I’m looking forward to trying heavy cream or plain yogurt again in a couple weeks – I’ll be sure to have no grains or sugar with it!