Post # 17
It was 31 for me. About a year ago, I suddenly could not put weight one my left foot and just in excrutiating pain. After a cortisone shot, things got better (not broken), but my knee would buckle any time I put weight on it. Last summer, things basically got worse – the left side of body just ached all the time and I was having problems walking long distances. After a lot more doctor’s visits and testing, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Things have gotten a lot better since I started medication, but I know it is still there and will not go away.
I have also had hypothyroidism since I was 18. This year, my levels keep dropping, and my Synthroid dose keeps increasing. I am in the big leagues now at 200 mcg. The nurse yesterday said that weird things happen after 30, and I agree. In a way, I am very scared to even get pregnant because I know what will happen with my levels.
Post # 18
Turning 34 was hardest for me. I could feel the weight gain coming on so I’ve stopped it am taking better care of myself. I’ve also noticed makeup doesn’t stay on the same and my skin isn’t as dewy anymore. I’m 35 now and I still look fantastic but I know that will only last so long
Post # 19
Oddly enough, my 20s were much worse than my 30s (acne, cramps, too boyish of a body imo etc.)
Now at 35, I feel more fit. I look better, no more cramps, no more acne…
Post # 20
I hear you, OP. I’ve had hearing loss my whole life, so that’s something I’ve gotten used to. However, at 30, I am definitely feeling the stress of aging. I used to have no issues staying a size 8 – it was actually my “comfy” size where I didn’t need to work out/eat well to be. Now I have to work to get down to an 8. I can’t drink more than 2 alcoholic drinks or I’ll get extremely lethargic if not hungover the next day. Even on 2 drinks, I’ve felt like @$$ the next morning. I also started feeling way more tired than I’ve ever felt in my life (part of it was due to the wedding after-effect though!). To mitigate this, I’ve found that the following has helped:
1. If I have to drink, I drink on the weekends b/c at least then I can sleep in late to stave off the lethargy/”hangover.” No more weekday drinking.
2. Joined a gym – not so much for weight loss, but to get my energy back up.
3. Started cooking more stuff at home from scratch – this makes a world of difference – eliminating your body of processed foods is key.
4. This is a big one and has helped TREMENDOUSLY – invest in a good massage. Seriously. I have a masseur that I try to visit on a monthly basis. He is amazing. By the time he is done with me, I feel better than I did at 21. Wow.
It’s interesting that Bees here are saying they’re having longer and more severe periods. My periods actually got shorter and less intense for the most part. I hope that’s not a sign of early menopause or anything like that. :/
Post # 21
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
I’m sory to hear that you are dealing with early menopause and had to go through chemo. That’s a nightmare! I really shouldn’t complain because it was just a case of basal cell, but it was scary and sickening to hear “cancer”, have to get shots in my back (ow!) and have a piece of me cut out. My FI/now husband had to take me to the ER three times this year. I was the healthiest kid, so I have no idea what’s happened. I’m kicking healthy living into full force this year because clearly I am not at my best.
Post # 22
I feel you. At 29 1/2 I mysteriously managed to badly herniate not one but two discs in my lower back! I still have no idea what I did to cause it. I suffered – and I mean suffered; some days all I could do was stand on an anti-fatigue mat for hours because sitting and lying down were both excruciating – for six months and wound up having to have surgery a few weeks before my 30th birthday. I’m better now, but there is a long list of physical activities I am no longer allowed to do, so I am hoping my metabolism holds out for a few years longer.
Post # 23
Yep, I’m in this club too. Turned 30 this summer and bam-skin problems and pms symptoms I’ve never had before, random aches and pains, and don’t even get me started on recovering from going out. :-/
Post # 24
I turned 30 and immediately got my first cavity in my grown up teeth, sprained my ankle and had several other things happened. I think my parents only sprang for the 30-year-warranty when I was born, and it all went to hell once I turned 30!
Post # 25
@NurseMandie: sorry u r goin thru all that! I didn’t notice any big changes to my body until I turned 35, I’m almost 36. Mood swings, pms that got worse, anxiety that got worse. memory problems, vaginal dryness, stress incontienence. I started taking better care of myself, sought out the advice of a naturopath doctor and now am starting to feel some better. Good luck
Post # 26
thanks! so far it’s pretty benign. I did a Holter exam and my heart didnt do the lub dub dub like had been the month prior. It’s weird.