Today I ate some cottage cheese and suddenly felt a pressure on/in my skull.
I didn't eat much, maybe 5 spoons but the pressure was similar to one that I sometimes get if I drink a lot of heavy cream. Cottage cheese had only 11g of fat so I have excluded fat overdose.
Has anyone who is lactose/casein intolerant reacted in the similar way to diary products ?
It could be an allergic reaction... or it could just be a coincidence. I think when we get really focused on what we eat (I'm guilty of this too!) we starting imagining connections that just aren't there.
Or, it could be a tumor. ;)
Is that cottage cheese ultra-pastured and does it have additives? If so, then you can't blame just dairy.
I suggest trying raw, unpastured, grass-fed dairy from A2 cows (or goats) and see if you get head pressure.
Like Robb Wolf says, "tinker."
Examine the ingredients on the heavy cream and the cottage cheese - many have added goo these days. Carageenan, guar gum (which is a bean extract), locust bean gum, xanthan gum
It's possible that you react to one of those and not the dairy itself.