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South Aussie Seeking Informed Dietician


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#1 tarni

 
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:29 AM

My first post to this down-under sub-forum. I'm Kiwi born, but mainly raised (and currently live) in South Australia. So I guess I'm double OK to chat here? :)

After many symptoms consistent with coeliac, and then a negative endoscopy (went gluten-free anyway), I've recently been diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance from same endoscopy a few weeks later. Thus have been refered to a dietician who (via my information gathered from the telephone-call and her commercial website) seems to specialise in gastro-bands for weight-loss and hasn't heard of Fructose Malabsorbtion...which the Eastern States of Australia/UK/USA seem to have heard about... hello?! I'm quite skinny at the moment, so I'm pretty sure, she'd send me away with her $200 30 minute consultation bill and a cup-cake! Um, cancelled that appointment... and made another with local GP to see if he can recommend a better dietician than the gastro-doc... but I somehow get the feeling that the Adelaide docs are a bit out of the loop.

I would really like to hear if anyone knows about about a South Australian medic/dietician that is good with gluten-intolerance, lactose-intolerance, frucose malabsorption. Or should I just telepone/fly to the Eastern States?

Mnay thanks, tarni (a bit frustrated <_< )
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Nov 2010: Fructose Malabsorption - low FODMAP diet
Oct 2010: Lactose Intolerance
Sept 2010: Gluten Intolerance

Symptoms: gastrointestinal, neurological, psychological, hormonal

Father: Dermatomyositis (autoimmune disease)
Sister: Non-verbal Autism
Cousins: Gluten Intolerance, Crohns, Hiatus Hernia

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:20 PM

My first post to this down-under sub-forum. I'm Kiwi born, but mainly raised (and currently live) in South Australia. So I guess I'm double OK to chat here? :)

After many symptoms consistent with coeliac, and then a negative endoscopy (went gluten-free anyway), I've recently been diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance from same endoscopy a few weeks later. Thus have been refered to a dietician who (via my information gathered from the telephone-call and her commercial website) seems to specialise in gastro-bands for weight-loss and hasn't heard of Fructose Malabsorbtion...which the Eastern States of Australia/UK/USA seem to have heard about... hello?! I'm quite skinny at the moment, so I'm pretty sure, she'd send me away with her $200 30 minute consultation bill and a cup-cake! Um, cancelled that appointment... and made another with local GP to see if he can recommend a better dietician than the gastro-doc... but I somehow get the feeling that the Adelaide docs are a bit out of the loop.

I would really like to hear if anyone knows about about a South Australian medic/dietician that is good with gluten-intolerance, lactose-intolerance, frucose malabsorption. Or should I just telepone/fly to the Eastern States?

Mnay thanks, tarni (a bit frustrated <_< )


Hi Tarni,
I think you need to speak to Sue Shepherd. She has an office here in Adelaide, I think its rather new, and she has a colleague that works for her. Sue her self is based out of Melbourne I think... and she is extremely well known in the coeliac and fructose communities. http://shepherdworks...-an-appointment

Hope that helps. If you have Facebook perhaps search for some Aussie groups of coeliacs on there. I know there are a lot of groups and so more people in Adelaide will be able to give you their own personal advice.

You could also contact the SA coeliac society who would definately be the best resource to speak to.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:25 PM

Hi Tarni,
I think you need to speak to Sue Shepherd. She has an office here in Adelaide, I think its rather new, and she has a colleague that works for her. Sue her self is based out of Melbourne I think... and she is extremely well known in the coeliac and fructose communities. http://shepherdworks...-an-appointment

Hope that helps. If you have Facebook perhaps search for some Aussie groups of coeliacs on there. I know there are a lot of groups and so more people in Adelaide will be able to give you their own personal advice.

You could also contact the SA coeliac society who would definately be the best resource to speak to.


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Nov 2010: Fructose Malabsorption - low FODMAP diet
Oct 2010: Lactose Intolerance
Sept 2010: Gluten Intolerance

Symptoms: gastrointestinal, neurological, psychological, hormonal

Father: Dermatomyositis (autoimmune disease)
Sister: Non-verbal Autism
Cousins: Gluten Intolerance, Crohns, Hiatus Hernia

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:38 PM

Thank you, and apols for the delay in response. I've just been in such brain-fog etc and can't even get my head around how to track my posts etc.

Am thrilled to hear Sue Shepherd has a base/colleague in Adelaide. I'll contact them.

Again, many thanks, Tarni
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Nov 2010: Fructose Malabsorption - low FODMAP diet
Oct 2010: Lactose Intolerance
Sept 2010: Gluten Intolerance

Symptoms: gastrointestinal, neurological, psychological, hormonal

Father: Dermatomyositis (autoimmune disease)
Sister: Non-verbal Autism
Cousins: Gluten Intolerance, Crohns, Hiatus Hernia

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:36 AM

Hi Tarni, I am in SA and have a very up to date and knowledgable GP if that is any help. I can PM you her details if you like. She was the one tht dxed GI for me, then did the breath tests and dxed lactose intolerance and FODMAP and now SIBO. I find I can tolerate hard cheeses OK and sheep's milk cheeses. Central Market and Rotolos at Norwood have them. The Sue Shepherd office sounds awesome!
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Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.
Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.
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Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:58 PM

Thanks so much Georgie, I would really appreciate a PM re your GP's contact details. (And please forgive my techie ignorance... but does a PM just arrive at 'My Profile' page? Or should I enable something?)

Many thanks also to Cranberry, I followed your link (above) to the new Sue Shepherd base in Adelaide and am booked in for next Wednesday! As they are so very new here they do not yethave long waiting lists. V friendly and informative too.

I'm walking on sunshine, so good to learn that there are informed medics/dieticians here in lovely Adelaide. And it does feel kind of weird that on this international forum, one can casually mention The Central Market and The Parade (I almost literally live between them). Have you heard of 'Free' cafe/store on Unley Rd?
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Nov 2010: Fructose Malabsorption - low FODMAP diet
Oct 2010: Lactose Intolerance
Sept 2010: Gluten Intolerance

Symptoms: gastrointestinal, neurological, psychological, hormonal

Father: Dermatomyositis (autoimmune disease)
Sister: Non-verbal Autism
Cousins: Gluten Intolerance, Crohns, Hiatus Hernia




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