So, Grave’s disease, TI diabetes, now early menopause….Geeezzz. I’ve read online that it is pretty common for women with autoimmune disorders to have early menopause. I’m only 35 but have officially entered this unfortunate stage. I was just diagnosed and haven’t begun any treatment yet.
All of a sudden about 6 weeks ago by blood sugar started getting much much higher. In the beginning I thought maybe my Synthroid just needed adjustment and then I ended up having to increase my insulin amounts (basal and bolus) by at least 25%, which appears to be working thus far. I don’t have much confidence in my endo and am concerned about how to control diabetes and all the related complications without my beloved estrogen to help. My cholesterol levels (which have always been great) are already looking worse. I eat more healthily than almost anyone I know and am not overweight at all. What did everyone else do? I really don’t want to start taking statins at such a young age. Any suggestions? Anyone with a similar situation?