We type 1s, especially female, often develop Hashimoto’s over time. I was diagnosed a few years ago. It took some time for me to require levothyroxine, but I’ve been on it now for about a couple of years. I started out at 25 and now have been taking 50 mcg for a few months.
Having two autoimmune diseases makes me cautious about potentially developing any others. Last year, I had a bad bacterial infection with a constant, productive cough. It wasn’t COVID, but it was bad enough to leave me dehydrated. I didn’t know I was dehydrated though and thought my joint stiffness, dry mouth, etc. might be Sjogren’s or rheumatoid arthritis. Thankfully both were ruled out after a series of tests, but I did learn I have trigger finger in my left pinky.
Do you have any other autoimmune conditions in addition to type 1?