So, I miss-diagnosed myself a couple months back. I am not lactose intolerant. I am gluten intolerant.
I saw a doctor, he ordered blood tests and then I had an upper endoscopy done last week and it confirmed that I have Celiac Disease. This, for me is worse than being lactose intolerant. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I'm just praying that none of my kids have it since it is genetic.
So far, this is my favorite site on Celiac Disease: http://www.celiac.com/articles/572/1/A-Summary-of-Celiac-Disease-and-Gluten-Intolerance-by-Scott-Adams/Page1.html
(no, I don't know how to put the link in without showing all this...)
I have been plesantly surprised going through my pantry finding things that are "gluten-free" already, like my favorite beef and chicken broth base and my vitamin C tablets.
I see a nutritonist on the 20th of November, so that should be a good start.
Off to go eat a carrot.