@kpanda01, I am sorry this is being such a difficult period
We encounter such periods every few months, when suddenly everything seems broken But then we figure it out and everything goes back to normal!
First, some questions
are your schedules suddenly different?
did you have radical changes to your daily habits or to what you do every day? For instance, for us, going back to school is a major change that takes several weeks to deal with.
did you change your diet?
are you starting a new medication?
are you stressed, or getting less sleep than you should?
is your exercise regimen/ activity level changing often?
Any of these factors can cause, for us, increased basal, or changes in dosing ratios of all kinds.
Second, a note on honeymooning
The end of honeymooning, for us and for many people, was a difficult time, because your beta cells start going on and off: they work for three days, then shut off for a week etc. Every time, all your ratios and basals radically change. But it is only a stage!
As @Eric often says, your basal is the rock on top of which you build. If you are able to figure out a good basal, everything goes easier. For us, the easiest time to figure out basal is late night. We always try to have early dinners (we don’t always succeed) so as to be left with no IOB as early as possible. Our insulin remains active for 5.5 hours (that’s pretty common), so, from the time you inject, you need to count more or less that time (or your version of it) until you are IOB free.
This is where it really helps to have a partner. My son does not wake up at night, like many teenagers. So I am typically on duty at night. If we eat at 6:00pm, he will inject at 5:15pm, which means that around 11:00pm he is IOB free. By that time, he is in bed, which is perfect because it takes out much trouble: no weird BG behavior outside of basal (unless he had a hard exercise period during the day and did not refuel properly). I will carefully tune his basal until it is steady, using his PDM (and milk/sugar if needed). Many times, it is the same basal as the day before, but it may not be if his sports regimen changed, for instance. If, say, it takes me 3 hours to tune his basal (a fairly common case), it means that, by 2:00am your basal is nice and steady. My advice is to let your partner deal with it over a couple of consecutive nights, so as to establish a clean basal.
As a note, we now all know that there seem to be 2 weeks per month where it is harder to deal with basal for a woman. Maybe @T1Allison has some advice on experimenting with basal during one of those weeks.
B. Ratios (Insulin to Carbs, Correction Factor)
They vary heavily with your basal: if your basal is good, they will be much better behaved. If your basal is too low, they will be very high and give you trouble anyway. So they are difficult to resolve without having a good basal established. For us, they can double if your basal is too low, which causes constant highs after meals and does not allow you to correct highs well: a bad situation, but one which may be what you see?
If you have a good basal, it is not too hard to figure them out through a couple of days of experiments! Be aware, however, that, for us, and also for many women across the month (from what we have read on FUD), hormone peaks and glucose peaks may not behave the same way in terms of corrections. For us, glucose peaks are fairly consistent, while hormone peaks require a different CF.
If you feel it would be easier to chat on the phone, feel free to PM me: we can exchange phone numbers and talk!