Well it seems that my little experiment in Lactose Intolerance has paid off. It is safe to say that I am just that...LI. I have not had any lactose milk in a few weeks (besides a gulp here and there to swallow my pills when we are out of the lactose free kind) and I have avoided ice cream. My reward, I have not been bloated AT ALL! Seriously! My stomach has stopped looking 6 months pregnant and I actually look like a CF patient again! Not that it's an entirely good thing to look so thin, but I am glad to feel comfortable and be able to eat and not worry about blowing up!
On the down side, I need to start taking Miralax to help move things along. Apparently being LI helps keep the digestive track flowing, and since I haven't had lactose in weeks, my body is a bit full. I would explain but that might be a bit TMI for such a public blog. :)
So I can safely give my results to my CF doctor if I ever get there!!! I don't know if there are any more tests they will need to run to make sure, or if what I have done is sufficient.
Keeping in line with this, I have been running very low grade fevers at night. When I say low grade I mean it, usually right around 99.5 highest being 100. Nothing concerning really and I take Motrin anyway for my back pain at night, so that also gets rid f the fevers. During the day I don't have them, only at night. If I remember correctly, last time I was getting fevers only at night I went into the hospital soon after they started for an infection. So I am hoping a full on infection will wait a few weeks until I can get my health insurance. Then I can do whatever. I am fine with all my meds, so at least I can't try to fight it own my own. But I can't add anything new so I have t hope that it will dissipate on its own...yeah right cause CF infections do that!