I visited Nurse Practitioner Trevor Hausauer in 2016, shortly after having my second child. After my daughter was born I had an upset stomach and diarrhea numerous times a week. It got to the point where almost after each meal I was getting sick. I didn’t want to go out with friends or eat around anyone, I couldn’t go for walks or do anything after eating as I didn’t know if I was going to get sick. I visited with my family practice doctor who said it was probably IBS and I would just have to learn to live with it, they wanted me to do a colonoscopy to rule out anything else it could be, but she figured with my background it was probably just IBS. This was awful news to me, as I felt like I couldn’t live life the way I wanted to dealing with this each day. I met with a gastroenterologist who set up a colonoscopy, this didn’t feel right to me. I also didn’t want to fork over $3,000 for very uncomfortable testing that I didn’t think would tell me anything. I was visiting with Trevor’s wife, Amy and she told me to visit with him-this was his passion and area of specialty. Trevor had me fill out a lot of paperwork and information about my overall health and diet. He sat down with me and really took the time to understand my situation, he asked questions about when I was getting sick, how often, if I noticed any patterns. He sat and looked through my food journal with me. We decided together that I would try the elimination diet for three weeks and also do a blood test to determine any food sensitivities. While on the elimination diet I was still getting frequent upset stomachs and diarrhea. This was so frustrating to me, we went ahead with the blood test and my results showed I had severe reactions to bananas and pineapples, I was eating bananas almost daily even while on the elimination diet. I took both foods out of my diet and I haven’t been sick in nearly three years. I would have never found out these reactions from a colonoscopy and would probably still be dealing with my “IBS.” I am so incredibly thankful for Trevor, his knowledge and willingness to really sit down and listen and take the time help you figure out my health. I highly recommend Trevor Hausauer at Valley Vital Medicine.9/20/19
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