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Does this getting harder with age?

Matticus1983

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Somehow I'm able to refresh my mind everyday to where I'll get back up and go to work again tomorrow, but it's getting more difficult to do it everyday. I'm in the worst of my anxiety right now. Came back with a vengeance after being gone for years. I remember a time when I had my first panic attack I'd apply for a job, get it, and then get freaked out on the way there and go back home. Stuck in the house daily. I was able to get over this the first time around but it seems to be much more difficult this time and I don't know if it's cause I'm getting older.. I don't know if it is due to the whole covid thing or what but getting up and doing daily activities are taxing. Especially work. Do I treat this anxiety like the anxiety and panic I had once before or go a different route. I'm just not sure anymore. I just wonder if subconsciously we all keep covid on the back burner which keeps us primed for anxiety everyday? Because it won't bother me at all but then it takes over for a day or too. But my hypochondria is getting worse. I don't Google anymore but as soon as I feel something in my body or in my brain, I lose it. I just don't want to have to quit my job over this. I know it will get better I'm just not sure how.
 

Vincent

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I think the pandemic has raised our health anxiety in general. Is has for me.

I don't know if physically aging makes us more susceptible, but a mental condition can surely worsen over time if we don't address it effectively. Any anxiety over aging would of course compound things.
 
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At my last doctor's visit (I am 74), I was complaining about all my physical aches and pains, my HA issues, etc. Quite a long litany. My doctor, who is somewhat taciturn, listened politely to my tale of woe and, when I finally finished, he looked me in the eye, paused a bit and said, "Well, you've got to understand you're well past your Sell By date." I thought that humorously nailed the dilemma we HA sufferers endure!
 

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See now, that would have really put me over the edge HJJC
 

H.J.J.C.

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See now, that would have really put me over the edge HJJC
Well, Bobnnat, I guess you would have to know my doctor. Getting him to say anything is more difficult than dismantling the pyramids. Hearing that coming from him took me totally off guard. I was too surprised to even react. It didn't stop my HA, but maybe it put it in perspective a bit. BTW, I often buy meat at or near its Sell By date, and it's still darn good! So there, doc!
 

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I think anxiety gets worse as we age for multiple reasons.

I am going through a spell right now which is very similar to one I had back in 2005-2007. Here I am again, wow. All that time has passed and I still worry about the same old things. The difference is that instead of being a young, 33 year old man, I am now 48 and don't know if I can stand another brutal test.
 

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Hello, for me it worsened over the years. I remember it all started when i was 4 or 5. Stopped when i was 18 only to come back x1000000000 times harder two years ago ( i was 23 ). I just hope that it will get better someday! Covid is notthing to worry about ( i mean my fears is not about Covid ). But wear masks, wash your hands and dont get too close to people and im sure everything will be fine. When my anxiety is really high and i cant keep up with it i tell myself and then what ! The worst that could happen is that you die ! It is better to live two years without worrying than 20 years with constant fears ( right now my fear came back two days ago so im not at this point ).
Try to be happy and i'll always be here if you wanna talk.
 
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