I'm glad I'm not alone in this and am thankful to have been taking vitamin and calcium supplements for years. My doctor did a bone density scan to see how things looked, and I'm starting off in good shape, so my goal is to keep them that way.
I'm actually okay with going through menopause early, because I have two daughters with no plans to have more, and I don't miss having a monthly period. The hot flashes are something new, but I chuckle every time they happen and sing to myself, "I'm having a heatwave... a tropical heatwave..."
Are you going to have blood work done to test your hormone levels? That's how I found out and was relieved that it wasn't something else going on.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.