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  • Posted By: angela65
  • February 2, 2010
  • 02:41 PM

Hi all

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.

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  • Hello Angela65!Sounds as if you are having a tough go. If you have Autoimune diseases chances are you are not getting the proper nutrition. Have your doctor check your Vitamin levels also. Spend some time reading about the deficiencies and symptoms linked at the top of the Forum. Good fortune.
    MattB4 53 Replies
    • February 4, 2010
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