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    No, I believe The Fear can strike at any age. I never knew there was a term for until a year or so ago, then I thought 'Oh, I've never had that.' Then I realised I have, and in spades, it's just I only get some of the symptoms, mostly the paranoia. OK, and the hurting hair.

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    Lately I've noticed that my feet always seem to hurt, even on days when I haven't been working. I just bought new shoes with good arch support, too! Perhaps I need to supplement those with extra insoles. I think I just need a young, muscular stud with Rolfing credentials to massage me and cook my meals. Naked.
    Sometimes I think the so-called "experts" actually are experts.

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    The middle joint of my middle finger has been aching for over 24 hours now. I haven't strained it in any way I can think of, so I can only imagine it's the onset of arthritis. A few years ago I'd ache in the same place every once in a while, but the pain would go away after a few hours.

    I'm 32 years old and a pianist. This just can't be happening.

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    What, me worry? inexcelsis17's Avatar
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    But I've been in Egypt for the last week, no where near a piano.

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    Thank you so, so much Kari! It looks like it probably is tendonitis rather than arthritis after all. YAY!!!

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    Ha! you found the perfect emoji for your situation.

    But isn't it funny how once you hit a certain age, you start wondering about everything:"Is this a hangnail or fatal disease?"

    I'm having a sore throat (strangely, mostly painless), but my lymph nodes have never been so swollen in my entire life. They're almost like Frankenstein bolts on the side of my neck. According to WebMD than might be almost nothing or deadly cancer. Now that I'm not 20 anymore ...by far, the worst possibilities are more concerning.

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    I started a 1% Retinol cream to imbue me with youth again.....been about 3 weeks and I look like a sunburned lizard or as though I've been at my face with rough sandpaper

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    ^ I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think that by the time you have grays coming in, you should be exempt from having acne ever again. Clearly my body doesn't know this logic. Strangely, though, having breakouts has helped me bond with at least one teenager at work. A girl who is usually very upbeat came in all sad-faced one day. When I asked what was wrong, she said, "I have zits!" So I looked at her and said, "Hey, I do too!" while pointing at my chin. She laughed and high-fived me.

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    I'm turning 32 soon and have had to stop drinking pretty much entirely. Oh my god, yes, to the chin hairs. I have pain in my pinky joints pretty much all the time (and my grandmother's arthritis started when she was my age). No clue on periods; I only have one a year thanks to my IUD. But I'm sure they'd be all out of whack too. Also WEIGHT GAIN. I had to up my Scary Weight by ten pounds, and I'm almost there! Fuck. I'm gonna have to start exercising, aren't I?

    ETA: My hair is probably 20% gray but I don't even care because the grays are more silver and I kind of like them.

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    Also what the fuck, as my parents got older, it seemed like they just constantly slept and here I am, getting the worst sleep of my life and I've always been a shitty sleeper.

    And coffee has started giving me headaches.

    Goddamnit.

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    I've noticed that a few of my eyebrows have decided to grow extra long!

    I'll be 41 in December. Somehow, last week, they got my A cup boobs into the machine for a mammogram. JOY!
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    So far I like getting older; I'll be 35 in a few months. I used to be really, really insecure and unhappy with my weight. I've come to terms with it a few years ago, and about a year and a half ago I started losing weight with very little change in my life (I've started to walk a bit more, and eat a bit less). So far I've lost 16 kilos, and I feel a lot more healthy and light on my feet. Of course there's always a little voice in my head saying "IT'S CANCER! IT'S CANCER!" but yeah. It probably isn't?

    It's also wayyyy easier for me to fall asleep. I used to toss and turn for hours. Not anymore. Though I have noticed it is now almost impossible for me to fall asleep without the TV on, or some random comedy album on Spotify.

    Of course I've noticed that I can't exactly stay up until 4am anymore and then function like a normal human being the next day. But that's fine, I guess.

    I don't have the energy to go out and do something after work every night. I used to go to the movies like 3 times a week, go for drinks with friends, stuff like that. I still do, but less frequent, I prefer having people over at my place and I definitely need like 1 (but preferably 2) nights all to myself to just hang out and watch TV.

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    Ugh, I'm getting hairs on my back.
    I've always been a rather hairy fellow but and I kinda like it but backhair, ehhh, not so much...
    I think I'm going to turn into one of those guys who has his SO shave their backs for them
    post28!

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    My vision!!!

    I have to take off my glasses to read and use my computer! I also need much more light to read!

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    The last couple weeks have been a nightmare. I hurt my ankle ages ago and it mostly healed, but started acting up again. Then my opposite calf/knee is bothering me suddenly. I can't even limp properly. I fucked up my finger somehow and it doesn't hurt unless I move it while lifting something WHICH I KEEP FORGETTING.

    I went to bed at 1030pm last night so I could get a good start to today because I had a lot of things to do. I woke up early, but then had to take a nap, and then got a massive headache and was unable to do anything the rest of the day. While I'm too young for menopause, I'm not too young for early menopause. Or it could just be my IUD. But I'm all over the place and I don't know if my headache is from my cycle or allergies or if i'm literally falling apart.

    Like even five years ago if I were in this much pain and weird shit was happening? I'd be able to pinpoint what it is or isn't. I could chalk it up to cycle or I could freak out and run to the doctor. But now I'm in the gray zone where I eat my body weight in ibuprofen or aleve and hope the following day gets better OR AT LEAST I DON'T GET ANOTHER PHANTOM INJURY.

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