i have some other undiagnosed health condition, currently being evaluated for a neuroendocrine tumor or functioning digestive disorder. symptoms are as follows:
female, 24 years old
last 2 years:
hair loss (grows back in, but doesn't stay in the hair follicle long. about 2" tops before the hair falls out again.)
very dry eyes.
can't keep teeth clean. EVERYTHING sticks to them. have to use a metal dental tool to get it off. i have to keep it in my purse.
rash on stomach.
unexplained tachycardia (i do not have anxiety disorder or any other psychiatric disorder).
within the last year:
dry eyes much worse
teeth MUCH worse. enamel is weak and falling off in chunks.
have to eat every 2 hours or i get really shakey.
facial neuralgia starting in january.
within last 2 months w/ 2 one week long breaks of feeling sort of ok:
constant intense nausea
can't breath after eating
eating makes my stomach hurt down my esophagus, on my stomach, between my ribs, chest pain, pain under bottom of ribs on both sides, pain horizontally across my abdomen about a 1/2" below my bellybutton.
hiccups all the time for no reason.
when i eat start to sweat, feel hot, shakey, very weak, feel horrible. lasts about 1-2 hours.
for 5 or 6 days at a time, constantly hungry no matter how much i eat, constantly thirsty no matter how much i drink.
have several days at a time (usually 3 or 4, every 1-2 weeks), where i have to pee every 1 hour, and it's like i have to go now, can't hold it a second longer. normally i can hold my pee for around 6 hours comfortably. i'll have several days like this where i can't hold it, then go right back to normal. then a week later i can't hold it again.
moderate diarrhea (sorry! i figure it's important information).
even a sip of water causes worsening of nausea.
had an endoscopy which showed possible barrets, waiting on results, otherwise normal.
have never been able to keep weight up.
have had tested:
basic blood work
c reactive protein (several times. slightly elevated all the time)
ana (several times. high all the time)
ca125 (20) endometriosis strongly suspected. lap scheduled for january.
could this be a neuroendocrine tumor? is it at all likely? my doctor said it is unlikely, but the symptoms sound right on to me. people in my family tend to get diseases which are rare. (rare heart conditions, rare blood cancers, thyroid issues.) lastly, can a neuroendocrine tumor or a functioning digestive disorder influence your teeth or the chemical makeup of your saliva? i dont have dry mouth, but my saliva is like cement.