Two days ago I attempted my first try at making home-made velveeta cheese. Turned out pretty decent though I’ll be rethinking my cheese choices for next time. Had a couple slices with supper. Yum.
Yesterday for (a very late) breakfast I had an egg & cheese sandwich. The cheese was my home-made velveeta. The egg was a duck egg from a farm down the road. I’ve used duck eggs in baking before, but this was my first time just eating one. In case anyone asks I really didn’t notice much flavor difference between it and chicken eggs. Though I added salt, pepper, and garlic to it so that might have hidden any flavor differences.
About half an hour later I started to experience stomach upset. A large quantity of gas mostly, though there was some bowel upset too. I thought it was my acid reflex acting up, as I get gas and not acid burning when I get it. Except that taking an acid reflux pill only helped a little.
About an hour later I’m still moving carefully to avoid upsetting my stomach further (hoping to avoid puking) and my husband suggested I take a Lactaid pill, on the theory that somehow the modifications made to the cheese were affecting me. I figured even if that was the case it was probably too late, but hell, it won’t hurt. Almost puked just getting it down, but once it was down it did seem to help a bit. Not as much as I’d have liked, but I no longer felt like I was going to spew if I moved wrong at least. About 3pm or so I took another Lactaid pill, on the theory that it can’t hurt. And again, it helped some. I was finally able to sip water without my stomach threatening to return it immediately.
By about 10pm I was actually starting to feel a little hungry, I grabbed a handfull of walnuts on the theory that they were fairly bland but reasonably healthy, and they stayed down with little fuss. And this morning I’m back to normal, though I took a lactaid pill before eating or drinking anything.
I’ve had flair ups of what appear to be lactose intolerance before, but nothing like this. This was excessively bad, even considering that I didn’t take a lactaid pill till way after the fact. I’ve never had a reaction last more than a couple hours. So was I reacting to the duck egg? It was the first time I’ve ever just eaten one and not had it as part of a baked good. Both maybe??
I figure I’ll give my system a couple more days to recover and then eat some more of the cheese and see how that goes, and then maybe repeat the process with another duck egg…..