For a long time, I was having smoothies almost every morning made with Greek yogurt, almond milk, some kind of berries, ground flax seed, and a little bit of agave nectar to sweeten. At some point in the past few months, I began having severe stomach pains within 30 minutes of finishing the smoothie. It didn't matter whether I used almond milk or 1% milk - I still got a bad stomach ache. I stopped having the smoothies, and the pains went away. Then I remembered that, awhile back, I found I would get stomach pains if I ate almonds (I used to use them as a mid-morning snack, just a handful, and had to stop). After having not made the smoothies for awhile, I made one again - greek yogurt, berries, and 1% milk - no almonds and no flax seed. I had bad stomach pains again. These pains always take a couple of hours to subside and at times leave me curled up on my side in bed unless I'm at work. I have had to teach sitting in a chair at the front of my classroom, slightly bent over, the pains were so bad. They start right under my sternum and radiate out and into my back, and the rest of my abdomen bloats. So I am really confused - could I be somewhat lactose intolerant? Or allergic to almonds? Or both? Because milk does not do this to me. I can drink a great big glass of it (unless it's first thing in the morning!), and it has no effect on me. Can Greek yogurt hurt my stomach? It seems like, if it was the yogurt, then milk would hurt my stomach, too. Any ideas?? Thanks!View Thread
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