Jessica developed the tools she needed to control her symptoms while staying healthy & active
Before working with Romanwell, I was bloated and uncomfortable pretty much all of the time. It was even affecting my sleep as laying down made me feel like everything I ate was going to come back up again. None of my clothes fit properly, I was tired, in pain, and nothing I had tried was helping.
I thought I must have issues with certain foods, but I was already on a restricted diet because of my migraines. I knew if I tried to test elimination diets at home it would end in a very small list of foods I could eat, and I feared I would not be getting sufficient nutrition. It also felt very overwhelming to approach this on my own, so I decided to seek the help of a registered dietician.
I honestly put off reaching out to someone for a long time, because I feared I would be told that my symptoms were non specific and everybody gets bloated sometimes. But one day I was so uncomfortable I decided I had to try something. I went on Google and started searching, and I found Romanwell! I really connected with their website because I could tell that their dietitians had experience dealing with the issues I was facing. I spoke with one of them briefly on the phone and she seemed to understand how I was feeling so I decided to go for it.
I am grateful for my dietitian in so many ways!
"My dietitian didn’t just care about my stomach issues, she cared about all of me and wanted to support me in all areas of my life to get to a place where I could better manage my diet, stress, and everyday life, and feel good!"
She reassured me that how I was feeling every day was not “normal” and definitely not in my head.
She encouraged me to reach out to a gastroenterologist as well to get further testing done. We worked through a food testing diet to find all the foods I am sensitive to, and she supported me every step of the way. She not only helped with meal planning and ideas, but with stress management and lifestyle changes. She went above and beyond to make sure this process was doable for me with my busy lifestyle, and was always available if I had a question.
My dietitian didn’t just care about my stomach issues, she cared about all of me and wanted to support me in all areas of my life to get to a place where I could better manage my diet, stress, and everyday life, and feel good! I know that not only would I not have stuck with this process on my own, but that most people would not have invested in me or my struggles like she did. She made me feel comfortable, important, and confident that I would feel better and have the skills to continue on everything she taught me on my own.
Now I am successfully continuing the diet we worked on together, and my symptoms are significantly less! I am not completely “cured” but I now have the tools I need to keep my symptoms at bay, and I am so grateful for that!
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