And over the years, insulin's side effects haven't been all that bad - At least not bad enough that I've even noticed them that much. I guess when you literally grow up injecting a drug on a daily basis, you become oblivious to the side effects.
But since I started taking two more medications (lowest doses of each), one for blood pressure (ramipril) & one cholesterol (simvastatin), I've realized just how good I've had it with insulin.
I say this, because ever since I've started with the BP and cholesterol meds ........ my hair has started to not look so glorious - To the point I'm seriously considering my options.
I'm at the point now where I'm getting bummed out by the whole situation.
I never had thick hair, I've had what they call FINE hair - But I always had lots and lots and lots of fine hair.
And now my hair mass isn't what it used to be. I mean, it still looks OK, I don't look sparse on top, but the mass/width of my ponytail is NOT what it once was. And like I said - IT'S FREAKING ME OUT.
Side Bar: I'm seeing my Endo next week and am getting thyroid blood work along with my other labs, so I'm not ruling that out as the culprit yet.
As of late I've become obsessed with thickening shampoos and I've started taking Biotin on a daily basis with the hopes that I'll experience some sort of fuller body as far as my crowning glory is concerned.
I never really cursed my genetics re: Type 1 Diabetes. It is what it is, and having lived with it for so long, I've accepted it.
But the whole blood pressure/cholesterol genetics thing and the accompanying side effects of the medications FUCKING SUCK.
I'll admit it, I'M VAIN - And I have no problem coping to it. It's not like I'm a super model or anything - Because I'm obviously NOT. BUT, I always felt that I cleaned up nicely.
Any advice out there on what to do? Have any of you experienced this with your meds, and if so, what did you do about it?