Right now I am waiting for test results for carcinoid tumour, first I like to tell you a bit about myself . I am 44 years old and have been not well on and off since I have been 26 years old. At the age of 27 I was diagnosed with auto-immune disease which nearly caused me to lose my sight in my left eye. I had to have a operation to save it but I still have reoccurrence of uveitis. which they cant tell me what caused only that it is a symptom. I was on cortisone for 3 years to stop my immune system from attacking me. It didn’t help much.
then about 3 years after that I started to have turns which were changes of colour in my face and hands and collapsing with it. I went to see a doctor and they said it was all in the head so I went to see another one. They also found that my sugar levels were extremely low to the point I could go into a coma. I was rushed to hospital, but that didn’t do no good as they just treated it and didn’t go on further. eventually I did go and see a specialist and because my sugar levels were normal they just gave up and made me feel it was in my head so I gave up. I was still feeling unwell and then my diarrhoea started and it was so bad that I could hardly eat without going to the toilet. I went to see a doctor and he said it was lactose intolerant so I believed him and avoided dairy. though when I drank alcohol
or fatty things it would happen again and I started to lose allot of weight. in that time I was still getting the turns, only now they are much worse and happening 3 to 4 times a day. I am now seeing a good doctor who believes me and has witnessed my turns that is why I am getting tested for carcinoid which I never heard of till now. just might add that he tested my hormone levels and found out that I have no cholesterol also my testosterone was nil and my progesterone was off the roof. I use to be in a gym but I had to cancel as I kept getting turns. not knowing is the hardest, one relief is that my doctor knows it is not in my head and he to is very concerned about me.