I thought I had a lactose problem but have not had any lactose products since Monday and last night had pain "D" and had to stay home and of course did not get to eat supper. The only thing I had with lactose was a handfull of M&M's. Pretty much been eating fruit, bread items (bagels muffins), roast beef, and water. Today I will try just bread items and water. I am at work just wondering when and if the D will hit. My insides are cramping but who knows what will happen next. I hate doctors and called mine Monday to ask for a lactose test but if you read my last post he said NO. I do not see him often (twice a year) and now I feel like I should not call back. I only call about four times a year so I really do not think I am being a pest. I am just tired of being afraid to go on vacation or for that fact anywhere other than work (which I have a wonderfull attendance record) and I work 9 hour days /church and home. DElise how do you travel like you do you are my hero.....You have given my hope that even if I do not get a handle on this pehapes I should try to travel/vacation again. My biggest problem is at work I should be attending luncheons both in house and at resturants about three times a month. So far I have always found 'ligitimate" excusses for not going but my boss and people are tired of hearing NO from me. I can NOT tell them about my "problem" the D they just think I am strange as it is. Any ideas. Thanks for listening and any advise is welcome.