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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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haha I don't even know if there is anybody on these boards from sydney..im sure there is. But yeh if there is can you please tell me about the doctor you see/saw??

Thanks :)

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haha I don't even know if there is anybody on these boards from sydney..im sure there is. But yeh if there is can you please tell me about the doctor you see/saw??

Thanks :)

Hi I'm just bumping this up. I'm in Sydney and am having a really hard time with doctors at the moment. I feel like I have some celiac symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, flatulence, nausea, depression, sporadic tingling in hands and feet, random unexplained stomach pain and that this could potentially be celiac disease. However I've been to see a number of doctors about my symptoms and have had the blood test done which has always come back negative. Its got to the point where no one will take me seriously and I'm beginning to think that maybe I'm just crazy and should see a psychologist. I'm really not keen to just try the diet and see how I feel before trying more testing as my family most definitely won't take me seriously without a proper diagnosis (they already think I'm a hypochondriac). Sorry for the long ramble but if there is anyone in Sydney that can point in the direction of a knowledgeable GP or celiac specialist I would be so, so, so grateful. Thanks in advance for your help :).

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haha I don't even know if there is anybody on these boards from sydney..im sure there is. But yeh if there is can you please tell me about the doctor you see/saw??

Thanks :)

Hi I'm just bumping this up. I'm in Sydney and am having a really hard time with doctors at the moment. I feel like I have some celiac symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, flatulence, nausea, depression, sporadic tingling in hands and feet, random unexplained stomach pain and that this could potentially be celiac disease. However I've been to see a number of doctors about my symptoms and have had the blood test done which has always come back negative. Its got to the point where no one will take me seriously and I'm beginning to think that maybe I'm just crazy and should see a psychologist. I'm really not keen to just try the diet and see how I feel before trying more testing as my family most definitely won't take me seriously without a proper diagnosis (they already think I'm a hypochondriac). Sorry for the long ramble but if there is anyone in Sydney that can point in the direction of a knowledgeable GP or celiac specialist I would be so, so, so grateful. Thanks in advance for your help :).

I was looking around the 'net a bit, and found a blog by a gluten-free family in australia...can't figure out exactly where, but they might be able to connect you with others in Oz!

Have you had any luck with groups like Coeliac Australia?

There will be a "gluten-free expo" in Sydney later this year...maybe you could find helpful information through their site.

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Hiya - I'm from Sydney. There is a woman in Balmain who is both a GP and Coeliac researcher - she is meant to be really good. Her name is Dr Carole Hungerford. Good luck I believe her waiting list is quite long.

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I didn't see her ana - a family friend is a doctor who went to medical school with her and she was saying for Gluten she is the best.

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I didn't see her ana - a family friend is a doctor who went to medical school with her and she was saying for Gluten she is the best.

Ah, I missed that. Well she's a great recommendation, worth the wait.

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Hi everyone, thanks for the suggestions. I've decided to follow up with Dr Hungerford and hopefully will be able to see her in July. I really appreciate the help :) .

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Sadsickgirl (and others) - if you're still on the forum, how was Dr Carole Hungerford? I've got an appointment with her but I've been to multiple doctors who aren't sure whether the symptoms i'm experiencing are caused by Celiac Disease (I've already been diagnosed) and can't really help me. She's very expensive but if she will be of help to me then I'm willing to see her. Thanks :)

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