Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I actually started to feel my body was falling apart at 28. I started to get worse migraines, and basically daily chronic headaches. I started to get acne, which is weird because in my teens I never had acne other than my TOM pimples. Now my face constantly has blackheads and cyst like bumps. Then I had Bursitis in my hip. After turning 30 I started to have worsening hip pain, my leg goes numb and tingles and my knee constantly hurts. My periods became irregular and my PMS got worse. So now here I am at 32 and I’ve been diagnosed just this year with hearing loss (its hereditary and in the next 10 years I will be almost completely deaf), osteoporosis in my back, early menopause, gallbladder attacks (the last 3 have all been diagnosed just this month)…
I feel like I’m 80, its so ridiculous. The Osteoporosis and early menopause are related and stem from an illness when I was 16 that required me to go through 6 months of treatments that can cause fertility issues. I didn’t have fertility issues (I have 3 kids) but its obviously affecting me now.
Just wondering anyone else having issues that make you feel older than you really are. I workout regularly and try to eat as healthy as I can while also getting treats now and then. So its not like I don’t take care of myself. Just the luck of the draw I guess.
Post # 3
@NurseMandie: My PMS symptoms have definitely gotten progressively worse as I’ve gotten older (33 now). I never used to get cramps or headaches, but they’re the norm for me now (which sucks).
Post # 4
Ahh, I am sooo glad I’m not alone in this! When I hit 30, I started getting sore all the time, horrible headaches, always tired. I have tried to cut down on drinking and going out, I eat way healthier, I try to get 8-9 hours of sleep a night.
I also have horrible PMS and ovulation pain, and my periods are like 9 days instead of 3-4.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I’ll let you know for sure in two weeks when I turn 30. But yes, I have noticed a lot more aches and pains in my joints in the last few months. I have also noticed that my skin is duller but less prone to acne (yay!) and my hair is not as thick as it used to be. But as far as fitness goes, I am definitely more fit now than when I was in my 20s because I work harder to keep in shape now.
Post # 6
For me, it was 35…..now I feel like I’m falling apart. Ugh!
Post # 7
@hassle_J: 35 for me too. I felt my best ever between 29-33. 34 was kind of transitional. And the partybus came to a schreeching halt at about 35 and a half!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
@housebee: OMG my PMS gets bad. Last month I didn’t have a period (which is how I was diagnosed with early menopause because I’m not pregnant), but before it was always on the 18th day of my cycle that I would get CRAZY. I would cry over the stupidest things and make a big deal (I’m still waiting for my EMMY for those drama episodes lol). Last month because I didn’t have a period I didn’t get crazy. But this month I feel like Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde, my hormones must have stored up because I go back and forth between happy and then weepy or angry at the drop of a hat. UGH
@lollygagon: I’m so glad I’m not the only one either lol. I felt like it and all my co-workers are either way younger than me (early 20’s) or older than me (mid 50’s). And of course my FI thinks I’m making stuff to be worse than it is. If only he could feel what I feel just for a week lol.
@beachbride1216: You’re so lucky you aren’t breaking out anymore. I get it on my shoulders and back now even. I’ve even tried Proactive with no luck. I just put up with it. I think the thing that irritates me the most is the black heads and large pores I never used to have. I just want a time machine so I can have the skin I had when I was in my early to mid 20’s.
Post # 9
When I turned 30 (January) I cried for 2 weeks straight. I don’t wanna get old! Not fair to have pimples AND wrinkles and grey hair…..there is just something wrong with that…lol I have broken out more this year than in the past too. I look at some of my old clssmates from highschool and think “wow, they have aged” then I realise I have too….boo!!
Post # 10
I found a couple of gray hairs last year (at 29) and I was like, “NOPE,” and pulled them both out by the roots. They haven’t come back since, so I have my fiingers crossed that they were just due to stress from grad school and not permanent additions to my coif. As for acne, I had it bad when I was a teen, and it disappeared when I started the pill. When I went off the pill when I was 27, it came back with a vengeance. I have it more under control now, but it tends to flare up with the change of seasons. I live in Ohio, and beween fall and winter it goes form being very humid to very dry, and it’s awful around that time for some reason. The only thing that really takes care of it when I have an outbreak is benzoyl peroxide, but I hate using it because it bleaches out my clothes, towels and bedsheets!
Post # 11
things definitely started going downhill at 28. i found out that i likely have a hole in my heart (irregular heartbeat and a trip to urgent care). my digestive system is cranky. and the migraines are horrible. i had a terrible one on monday that rendered me useless.
Post # 12
I’ve had a huge decline in health since my late 20’s (I live with disabiling pain now days). So, yes. But if it weren’t for that, I think I would feel mostly okay, other than the wrinkles appearing and the grey hairs and the metabolism slowing.
With that said, I have come to learn A LOT about health. I know I can’t completely change the process of aging, but I really think a lot of problems people have are due to poor diet, too many processed foods, not stretching enough, not getting massages, poor stress management, and lack of physical activity (and by that, I mean more natural things, like walking, hiking, sports that offer variety and don’t restrict natural movement or keep muscles restricted in repetitive positions).
Post # 13
@NurseMandie: I actually feel great, but apparently have some medical issues that should be making me feel like crap…so I don’t know if I’m just clueless or lucky…either way, 30 is a trip!
Post # 14
I have been very fortunate that I feel BETTER in my 30’s than I ever did in my 20’s. I’m in the best shape of my life and I’ve become super insane about my nutrition so I think that has really helped.
…But, Lord help me stay up past 8:30pm. I used to be a night owl but now I shut DOWN around 8 no matter how hard I fight it. Oh yeah, and forget about drinking. One glass of wine and it’s hangover city for this chick.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
It was 27 for me. 2013 has been a banner year… in early January I got tested for glaucoma, then I was diagnosed with skin cancer, I get hangovers now, UTI’s, and long ass heavy periods. To top off the year, I’ve got shingles. FML. Thank goodness we got married this year. Keeps things a tad more positive!
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
@JessMorgan777: I am fortunate in that I don’t look my age. Most people guess me at mid-late 20’s (bless them lol). When I tell them my real age and that I have 3 kids they can’t believe it. My FI is 41 and looks to be early 30’s.
@Slybrarian: I haven’t found a single thing to help with my acne. It drives me nuts.
@Nona99: Ok I wish I could be clueless lol. Most of the time (or at least it seems like it) I have issues and all my tests come back negative. So frustrating. I’ve had 2 MRI’s to figure out why my leg goes numb everyday…neither showed anything. I’ve been having gallbladder attacks for the last 3 weeks, I’ve had 2 ultrasounds of my abdomen…neither showed anything. I had a HIDA scan yesterday but still waiting for the results. I’m hoping that showed something. I’m miserable.
@notbridey: I have daily headaches that if I don’t take something immediately will turn into a migraine. But I get full blown migraines rarely thank god. My last one was probably a year ago where I was throwing up, nauseous etc. And the only medication that worked to get rid of them, they discontinued…I refuse to get a shot when I have one because I have to function. I’m sorry to hear about your heart. I hope treatments work for you.
@Lala61111: Hahaha I hear you, 8:00 is when my kids go to bed, and I’m not far behind them. I get up at about 7:00am and take the kids to school before work. I start work at 8:30am. My FI goes to bed at midnight or after and has to be to work by 6:00am. He doesn’t get how I can’t function on less than like 12 hours of sleep lol.
@sherryberry: I hope you’re skin cancer was easily treatable. When I was 16 I had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. I had to go through chemo and that’s the reason I’m going through early menopause now. And when I was 17 I contracted shingles. So I completely feel you on both accounts. I don’t get married for another 9 months, so hopefully 2014 will be a better year for me, and hopefully you too.