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How old are you and at what age did you......

Need reading glasses?

Have to get up to pee at night?

Get belly fat?

Have pains in joints?

I keep getting warnings from older friends that 'it's going to happen.' Certain things they associate with aging that are supposedly coming to me...'just wait'.

I am curious to know how many over 40 have these and other symptoms and at what age they struck.

by Anonymousreply 7203/09/2013

I'm 62 and my answer to all your questions is "I can't remember."

by Anonymousreply 101/21/2011

I'm 50. Don't need reading glasses, sleep through the nigh but need less sleep than when I was younger. Have no belly fat because I've worked out my entire life.

However, I do have arthritis and plenty of joint pain because of it in one hip and both knees due to earlier an earlier accident and surgery on both knees for torn acl.

by Anonymousreply 201/21/2011

I've ALWAYS pissed in the middle of the night

by Anonymousreply 301/21/2011

My eyes are shot to crap. I need glasses to read practically anything. This started around 40 (I'm 41 now). Years of staring at the computer I guess.%0D %0D Pee at night - always.%0D %0D Belly fat - mid 30's onward.%0D %0D No pain in joints - yet.

by Anonymousreply 401/21/2011

OP - don't forget the first gray pubic hair. The true sign of impending mortality.

by Anonymousreply 501/21/2011

age 50 here.

Reading glasses came at age 31 when I entered a PhD program. They were just for reading until my mid forties when I needed them for the computer too.

No pains in joints here, and sleep soundly through the night.

Belly fat started in 30s when working fulltime + PHD program meant more fast food and no time for the gym.

by Anonymousreply 601/21/2011

Age: 50%0D %0D Reading glasses: 50 (only in night/dim lighting)%0D %0D Piss during night: no%0D %0D Belly fat: 45%0D %0D Joint pain: no%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 701/21/2011

40's here. I can't read the small print on bottles and things anymore even with reading glasses. Still sleep through the night but don't get in my way to the bathroom in the morning.

by Anonymousreply 801/21/2011

I'm 48. I've been wearing glasses since I was 7. I sleep all night long without having to get up (thank you, Seroquel!). At 225#, I'm heavier than I've ever been (damn you, Seroquel!). I've had arthritis for most of my life, but my knees have been a big problem since I was 8 or 9.%0D

by Anonymousreply 901/21/2011

50 here. %0D %0D The reading glasses thing (I've checked with most people who actually have presbyopia and we all have agreed) is overnight. You are 39 and go to sleep with a good book. You wake up on your 40th birthday and the letters are jumping all over the place.%0D %0D Pee at night - 45. I thought it was my excessive partying (meth and edging can do some things to your urethra/bladder/etc) but found out from my fellow alumns from the classes of 1960/78/82 that I was just getting old.%0D %0D Joint pains - not a fair question b/c I was a professional dancer - and just like pro athletes - we start getting those early. I'd say age 41 for me, 50's for everyone else.%0D %0D Belly fat - NOW! I hate it, irt won't go away, just came back from gym and at best I can keep it firm and under control but at about age 47 noticed these huge lovehandles with one of those store mirrors. I tell you, it's as shocking as noticing the first bald spot under bright lights (38 for me, different for everyone). %0D %0D And here I thought my pants were just getting smaller because of new italian cuts.%0D %0D Believe me OP, you get used to it, you get over it and it doesn't affect your sex life at all - it only keeps shallow queens away, who never end up being that good in bed anyway because they're always concerned about themselves. I thought it would be the end of having attractive guys or sex fiends around, but as I said, it only screened out the boring superficial duds who are lousy in bed anyway.%0D %0D Sex gets better and freakier.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 1001/21/2011

Age 38

Reading glasses - never. Contacts and regular glasses since I was in 4th grade.

Getting up to piss -- I could say 32-34 since I started to do it more often, but it's still fairly rare unless I was out boozing the night before.

Belly fat -- age 5-12. Fat/chubby kid and adolescent. Lost it until I was 28ish. Regained some in grad school. Lost it again. Regained a little bit again at age 36.

by Anonymousreply 1101/21/2011

Im 51.... Needed reading glasses at age 28, dont have to get up at night to pee, joints ache only immediately after getting out of bed. Belly fat arrived at 35, and I continuously take it off and put it on. Wake up with wood every morning still. Age, eh. I still feel better than many my age look.

by Anonymousreply 1201/21/2011

48 here. Needed glasses probably most of my life but didn't realize really until I was about 25

Starting getting up at least once a night to pee when I in my late thirties.

Belly fat arrived when I was 2 and stayed with me.

My knees are starting to ache a little when I stand up but other than that, no real pain yet.

by Anonymousreply 1301/21/2011

[quote]Age 38. Reading glasses - never. Contacts and regular glasses since I was in 4th grade.%0D %0D It's just around the corner. I had contacts/glasses since high school, and now I have to remove them and put the paper close or wear reading glasses if I want to make it through the menu. It happened very quickly at 40. %0D %0D Bifocals haven't really hit the mark for me, so I prefer removing glasses and looking close.

by Anonymousreply 1401/21/2011

I've always been skinny & always have had a pinch of belly fat.

by Anonymousreply 1501/21/2011

54 here. I needed reading glasses around 44. Getting up to pee started a around the same time. I developed stiff knee joints, but take glucosomine and condroitin, and it really has taken care of it (I had previously had knee surgery, so that may explain it).

No joint pain.

No belly fat.

by Anonymousreply 1601/21/2011

"The reading glasses thing (I've checked with most people who actually have presbyopia and we all have agreed) is overnight. You are 39 and go to sleep with a good book. You wake up on your 40th birthday and the letters are jumping all over the place."

Amen to that. It did seem to happen overnight when from 39 to 40. I've always had bad eyesight, but all of a sudden I couldn't read a menu.

Peeing in the night, not really. But at 52 I started needing to pee a little more after I just peed. I'm thinking now of Depends or at least panty shields.

Joint pain? Not yet.

Belly fat. That happened around 40 as well, but I spent two years taking care of my dying father. Didn't eat much, and so lost that and the love handles. But also my arm and leg tone. And don't forget the crepey skin.

And where the hell did the hair on my legs and my eyebrows go? My legs are now crepey, and creepy. I used to have very nicely shaped brows. Now what's left grows every which way. No hair in the ears. Yet.

Oh, children. Age comes on you like a two by four upside the head when you're really not expecting it.

by Anonymousreply 1701/21/2011

42 year old male:

[quote]Need reading glasses?

Not yet.

[quote]Have to get up to pee at night?

First time ever? I have no idea. But it's been a nightly occurrence for a few years.

[quote]Get belly fat?

6 years old. I was a fat kid. Although I slimmed down and built muscle, I never had a lean physique. Now I'm described as having a "bearish" body although I'm not a bear. I'm about 20-30 lbs heavier than guys my height who are muscular, have flat stomachs and little body fat.

[quote]Have pains in joints?

35. I have an aggressive form of arthritis that appears to run in my family. Both my mom and sister developed arthritis around the same age. It sucks!

by Anonymousreply 1801/21/2011

By age 45:%0D %0D bifocal needed for eye sight%0D %0D severe debilitating arthritis restricting walking to a half-block at a time and standing to less than a minute%0D %0D belly fat - YES - from drinking scotch and whiskey nightly after breakup of long term relationship

by Anonymousreply 1901/21/2011

[R2] has NO belly fat? At 50?

Right. Let's see those fat-free abs.

by Anonymousreply 2001/21/2011

Nothing yet except having to pee at night. I've had to get up to pee since I was in my 20s.

by Anonymousreply 2101/21/2011

41 here.

Needed reading glasses at 37. Was at work and noticed that I was squinting a lot to read the computer (I work all day on the computer). I'd been the only one in my family who didn't need glasses. Went to the eye doctor, he said I had an astigmatism. Got my glasses thinking there would be no difference and was blown away by my first look through them. Amazing clarity.

I've always had to pee in the middle of the night. I wake up once, maybe twice now.

I've always been overweight so I can't really tell you about belly fat since I started getting mine at 13 and it's never gone away. I do notice that my face starting to look more "jowly" and my hair is thinning out a tad.

Joint pain. That started in my late 30's but it's not too bad. I did get tennis elbow this year and I have never felt pain like that. I couldn't even lift a frying pan or open a jar. Went to the doctor and got two cortizone shots which helped, but it's not 100%. I have a chronic knee injury from sports that doesn't seem to heal. But I really need to lose about 100 lbs and I bet I'd feel MUCH differently.

by Anonymousreply 2201/21/2011

Got glasses in the 4th grade, joint pains (from rapid growth) began in junior high and never stopped, only have to get up at night if I drank waaaaaay too much, and no belly fat at all, just loss of muscle tone.

by Anonymousreply 2301/21/2011

I'm 61 and although I have worn glasses since I was 13 I started wearing graduated bifocals at age 55.

As a classical musician I was misreading some passages above the ledger lines in the score and one doesn't stay employed if you can't see perfectly.

I'm quite comfortable with the bifocals and it solved my fading eyesight issues.

In my check up it was discovered I had elevated pressure in one of my eyes so I am on a 'glaucoma' watch and have field vision and pressure tests every 6 months.

(Since I am Canadian,that is covered by our Medical Services Plan.)

Having to get up in the night? Haven't encountered that yet.

Aches and pains? As a string player I was very concerned I was a prime candidate for rotor cuff damage but I started lifting very modest dumbell weights at home and those pains and worries disappeared.

Fat? I try to walk everywhere I can and since I live in a major city I can walk to work or even take transit which is convenient. If I had a car Id be 300 pounds! (I'm 180 and vain.)

Sex? In spite of all the ads on TV,I have not experienced the dreaded "erectile disfunction".

I have had more sex since I turned 45 than I did except for maybe ages 15-25.

I saw many of my friends and colleagues die from AIDS in the 80's and that was a defining experience in the way I live my own life.

I think of all the wonderful things that have happened in my life since that time and how so many of us never made it out of our 30s. Such a waste and I catch myself thinking even 30 years later - wouldn't so and so have loved this...

I am not partnered,but I am not lonely and I am lucky enough to have friends that I had when I was 18 and I make sure I make new ones as well.

For you young'uns... don't take your friends for granted. You will be so much happier when you are 60 if you are lucky enough to still have them with you.

There is no escape from aging but that is something we all handle in our own way.

by Anonymousreply 2401/21/2011

47 yo here%0D %0D Always wore glasses or contacts. Farsighted.Had Lasek a couple years ago and was warned I would probably need reading glasses. 3 years in, I am becoming increasingly nearsighted but also on a computer%0D easily 12 hours a day. Even reading with reading glasses I seldom read more than a chapter of a book at at time. Formerly I could devour a decent size book in a sitting.%0D %0D Never used to have to get up to pee if I emptied my bladder before going to bed. Now I may have to get up again before I even fall asleep. Also notice sometimes I have a hard time getting a stream started.%0D %0D I was a skinny kid, teen and youth. Around 30 for a couple of years I ate out a lot and seldom cooked. I began to gain weight but the belly didn't really set in till late 30s but I was more active. A few years ago, other things began to break down: gallstones, kidney stones, developed diverticulitis. Energy level dropped, I became sedentary and now I feel like my body is shrinking, my back is curved, I don't exactly have manboobs but there's potential. Really need to get into an exercise routine but by the time I am finished work I am too tired to do anything but plop in front of the TV.%0D %0D My knees creak. My hands hurt. Changed desks at work and until it was reconfigured ergonomically I ended up in a arm brace. There is an history of arthritis on my dad's side.%0D %0D Always had thick hair and only now getting grey temples. Usually buzzed. No grey pubes yet but the hair in the middle of my chest is getting grey.%0D %0D I went from twink (right up to my 30s) to otter (or cub?). Mid thirties, w/ a buzz cut and my build I was often mistaken for military.I was probably in my late 30s when a college grad student called me "daddy" while we were having sex. I was always attracted to guys older than me {and still am despite the cocksucking twink I just referred to) but now have 20somethings wanting to hook up with me and I am looking at men in their 50s and 60s. Sexually I usually was on the receiving end of BJs and topped. In the last few years I have become what is commonly referred to as versatile.%0D %0D Phases:%0D Closeted until I was 19 or 20. Then on the DL and anonymous sex. Next the bar fly phase. Then long term relationship (14 years). And there was a period of safe sex parties. Fuck buddies developed out of those but I'd just as soon find some hot internet porn and jack off.%0D %0D I think my flaccid dick looks smaller but erect it still measures the same as it did when I was 17 but the rock hard erections which lasted for an hour are gone unless I am edging. I think the skin of my balls seems thicker. Only wrinkles are a few under the eyes, no crows feet and a vertical squint line between my brows%0D %0D I never feel like I have enough downtime or time to do everything I need to do.Looking back I am taken aback at how much more I seemed to have gotten accomplished in less time.%0D %0D About 3 years ago the parents of friends began to die. My parents are losing classmates. I have had no friends die except from accidents and thankfully I have only lost 3 friends to AIDS but I am friends with several guys in my age range who are HIV positive.%0D %0D Getting old is a bitch%0D

by Anonymousreply 2501/21/2011

[italic]How old are you?[/italic]%0D %0D Turning 46 next month.%0D %0D [italic]Need reading glasses?[/italic]%0D %0D I had lasik done 13 years ago. I am just now starting to get to the point were I'm needing them. I don't own a pair yet, because my arms are still long enough :-)%0D %0D [italic]Have to get up to pee at night?[/italic]%0D %0D Nope.%0D %0D [italic]Get belly fat?[/italic]%0D %0D Around the age of 38. Got noticably more difficult to keep it off around the age of 44.%0D %0D [italic]Have pains in joints?[/italic]%0D %0D Not yet.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2601/21/2011

I'm 30 years old...

I dont' need reading glasses, but I've been wearing glasses (off-and-on) since I was 14

I don't get up to pee at night, although I did have to do so frequently as a kid

I don't have belly fat, but the effortless 6 pack abs aren't as effortless

I've noticed a creaking when I walk since I was 28. I also get stiff when I sit in the same position too long.

by Anonymousreply 2701/21/2011

65 here%0D reading glasses at 40%0D pee during the night -rarely%0D belly fat - 50's but still working on getting rid of it%0D joint pain - none

by Anonymousreply 2801/21/2011

I'm 55. Started wearing reading glasses at 40. My eyes have gotten progressively worse. I can't read small print at all without glasses. My distance vision remains pretty good but I think I'm gonna get bifocals the next time I go to the eye doctor.

I don't get up in the middle of the night to pee - I'm female and I think that's a male problem. Hell, I usually don't pee all day because the bathrooms at work are disgusting. Ever since I was a kid, I had a weird ability to hold it in. I do wake up at night, though - and this is a female thing - from occasional hot flashes.

I've always had a bit of belly fat. It got worse in my pre-menopause days but oddly, now that I've gone through menopause, I've slimmed down, lost about 20 lbs.

I do have aches and pains. My back is the worst. Sometime I'll bend down to pick something up and my back will be out for three days. And I have a bum knee from a skiing accident years ago. I can always tell when it's gonna rain.

by Anonymousreply 2901/21/2011


by Anonymousreply 3001/21/2011

Our eyes age at the same rate and only the natural near sighted or far sightedness changes the age at which we need reading glasses or multi-focals.

For those with 20/20 vision the need for reading glasses or multifocals is at 38 year of age. Those who are naturally near sighted, the age is higher and determined by how near sighted a person is. Those with a minus 3.00 diopters of near sightedness or higher may continue through life by just taking off their distance lenses and read near with relative ease. Those who are far sighted will need multi-focals one to three years earlier.

As the eye ages stronger reading powers are needed until about age 70 at which time the bigger problem is cataracts. One may detect the early development of cataracts by gradually beginning to be able to read at near with one's reading glasses. There are other symptoms to be sure, but this one is kind of neat for those who are far sighted.

Most insurance companies reimburse eye doctors for a presbyopic examination if the patient is 38 yrs old or older.

by Anonymousreply 3101/21/2011

48 year old male here.

Reading glasses -- I've worn glasses since I was about 5. Had to get progressive lenses for reading about age 44-45.

Pee in the night -- Every night, about 1.5-2 hours after going to bed. Been doing that since early 30s if not younger.

Belly fat -- not really an issue for me.

Pains in joints -- occassionally for the past 15 years. Goes away when I (1) get enough sleep (2) do stretching and/or yoga and (3) am careful not to eat certain foods which cause joint/muscle inflamation.

by Anonymousreply 3201/21/2011

I'm 54

Needed reading glasses at age 43

Got belly fat in my early 40's

I don't wake up in the middle of the night to pee and I don't have pain in my joints.

by Anonymousreply 3301/21/2011

I'm 48. I started using reading glasses when I was 40. I'm an editor/writer so that brought additional stress to my eyes.

I don't have belly fat. (I've never been a big eater--I'm a vegetarian and I do work out and am active). I sometimes get up in the middle of the night to pee--been doing that for awhile.

Pain in joints--once in a while.

by Anonymousreply 3401/21/2011

I never thought I needed glasses until I went for driving lessons at the age of 18 and the instructor asked me to get an eye test. Sure enough, got glasses, low prescription. Didn't wear them hardly at all.

Move to Asia. Need glasses. Very short-sighted. So suffered for six years. Then, finally, allowed someone to come near my eye with a contact lens. Miracle. Always wear glasses at home etc but my eyesight was the same for 15 years. My optician is always pleased that my eye health is good but says "you are not washing those lenses the way I taught you" etc.

So 40 is looming for me and for the past year I have noticed that small print etc can be a challenge for me. Got full test from my optician. He said fine for now, but not that much longer.

We have bifocal contacts now, apparently so c'est la vie. How can I be this elderly?

by Anonymousreply 3501/21/2011

I'm waiting for the infamous 'dick bend' an old friend warned me about.

He said you go to bed with a dick that gets hard and shoots up until one morning when your dick wakes up peeking around corners.

It was frightening.

by Anonymousreply 3601/21/2011

Bifocals at 50. No pee at nights yet. Belly fat at 45.

by Anonymousreply 3701/21/2011

Going to be 46 in 3 weeks.

I have one nearsighted and one farsighted eye and they have always balanced each other out, but now they're both starting to go. Labels (like on the bottom of lipsticks) are starting to be bothersome.

Never had to get up to go pee.

I've always had a light layer of fat over my lower abs even running half marathons (I'm very short waisted), but it hasn't gotten worse due to surfing, running and yoga.

Haven't gone gray yet, just a few hairs here and there (with 1 in my pubes and one in the eyebrow).

I'm curious to when you started balding or going gray.

by Anonymousreply 3801/22/2011

33 Male here

"Need reading glasses?" - since I was 16

"Have to get up to pee at night?" - only if I had a lot to drink, and didn't pee right before bed.

"Get belly fat?" - Elementary school. Pretty much always had some fat on me.

"Have pains in joints?" - Arthritis induced by psoriasis began in my mid-late 20s. It's not bad yet. My knees click when I climb stairs, and get a little stiff when it rains.

by Anonymousreply 3901/22/2011

You know you have arrived when you can pull a muscle just by yawning.

by Anonymousreply 4001/22/2011

I am not sure what R36 means but it sounds horrible.

by Anonymousreply 4101/22/2011

I guess my myopia has saved me from needing reading glasses as I age. So far no bi-focals, either.

by Anonymousreply 4201/22/2011

I am 24, get up to pee at least twice a night, but I drink tons of water.

by Anonymousreply 4312/26/2011

For those with reading glasses, does that mean you also can't see long distances?

by Anonymousreply 4412/26/2011

I have a 58-year old friend who needs corrective lenses but claims he doesn't require reading glasses. Is this possible or more a function of the fact that he's otherwise in serious denial about his age?

by Anonymousreply 4512/26/2011


Reading glasses since 60.

Get up in the middle of the night occasionally.

Sleep a lot less than I used to, unfortunately.

Belly flat always.

Joint pain frequently, but cutting out gluten helped enormously.

by Anonymousreply 4612/26/2011

I meant belly FAT always, alas.

by Anonymousreply 4712/26/2011

My goodness, so many fit and in-shape queens on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 4812/26/2011

[quote]has NO belly fat? At 50?

I know quite a few men who have no belly fat at that age. Beginning at 40 you just have to reprogram your eating habits - no fast food and smaller portions of everything you enjoy eating. Of course, if everything you enjoy is fast food, there's no hope.

by Anonymousreply 4912/26/2011

65: Reading glasses- mid/late 40s; noticeable belly fat- early/mid 50s; prostate cancer- 59; consistent peeing during the night- early 60s; joint pain- just starting.

by Anonymousreply 5012/26/2011

52. Reading glasses at 50, but I blame the damned computer screen for that. I also hate driving at night these days.

I can sleep through the night without getting up, but if I'm out and about and spot a restroom I'll probably use it just to be safe. No joint pain yet, and let's not even talk about the fat. I don't think it's going away.

You didn't mention hearing, but it's starting to go. If you mumble to me, plan on repeating yourself.

You also didn't mention teeth, but I'm at the point where heroic efforts and huge checks will be necessary to keep them from here on out. I figure I'm fighting a losing battle. I won't win, but I can delay it a bit.

As my grandfather used to say about sex, "I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was."

At least I still have most of my (rapidly greying) hair.

by Anonymousreply 5112/26/2011

I'm 46 years old.

Got bifocals at age 44.

Started having to pee at night at about age 42; that comes and goes and I think it's only a problem when I'm stressed out.

I have a little belly fat sometimes, but not much. I work out regularly and try to keep my body fat percentage under 15%.

I don't have pains in joints.

When I read the title of your post, I thought you were going to ask at what age posters lost their virginity. I was looking forward to reading some "my first time" stories.

by Anonymousreply 5212/26/2011

[quote]I don't get up in the middle of the night to pee - I'm female and I think that's a male problem

I think you're just lucky. I have been getting up to to pee for a few years now -- I am a 43 year old woman.

Vision: Need glasses for vision any minute....can hardly read medicine bottles and menus in low light.

Joints: Yes, knees hurt. Started around 40.

Belly Fat: Always had some.

by Anonymousreply 5312/27/2011

Always wore glasses. About 45 gave up on the contacts--too much trouble, for various reasons.

Never really slept through the night without getting up to take a piss. Diagnosed with prostate cancer a couple of years ago (at 53), had surgery, and STILL get up to piss.

I'm still fairly slim, but then I exercise like a demon. I started to have to really up the cardio at about 47 yrs, though.

I've never had any pain in my joints. Maybe it's the exercise?

by Anonymousreply 5412/27/2011

I'm f42

I've had glasses since I was 8 but no bifocals yet

Get up 2 pee......41

Pain in joints......6 months ago

Belly fat......since birth

by Anonymousreply 5512/27/2011

[quote]For those with reading glasses, does that mean you also can't see long distances?

No, it just means that for some odd reason everything is printed in very small type these days. I can't read a thing without glasses, but I'm fine at about 6 feet to infinity. I don't need them to drive or watch TV or anything.

It's such a drag to constantly have to put them on that I'm considering do the glasses on a chain around your neck thing--something I once made fun of aging queens for doing.

by Anonymousreply 5612/27/2011

Need reading glasses?

I'm 48. I probably started buying reading glasses 5 years ago.

Have to get up to pee at night?

No - or should I say: not yet.

Get belly fat?

Around 40 my metabolism slowed to a crawl; a couple of years later, it cut out completely.

Have pains in joints?

Just hands, but I chalk that up to 20+ years working on the computer.

The big surprise for me was needing to get orthotics. Even though I wasn't in great shape, I could always do a few miles on the treadmill or just walking around a city on vacation. That disappeared overnight and my ankles hurt so much that I ended up hobbling. A podiatrist prescribed special insoles, but it's still not the same. The foot thing sprang up without warning, and that, more than anything else, makes me feel old.

by Anonymousreply 5712/27/2011

Age 70 as of two weeks ago.

Reading glasses at 42; all healthy eyes age at the same rate. But if one is naturally far sighted then the need for reading glasses comes more quickly around 36 or 38. If one is naturally near sighted, one may never need reading glasses if they are a -2.50 or -3.00. Those who are very near sighted need reading glasses in the age range of 38 - 45 depending of the use of their eyes with their work.

Don't get up to pee at night. I've had prostate cancer and there's nothing to block the flow.

No joint pains yet

slight belly but only about 10 pounds overweight

by Anonymousreply 5812/27/2011

47 here.

No reading glasses;

I get up to pee once in the night (I do drink a lot of water during the day though);

5'11", 165lbs, 31" waist and the thinest I've been since I was 25 and the fittest I've ever been. No belly fat to speak of (at least when I'm standing) and no pains in the joints as yet.

by Anonymousreply 5912/27/2011

Turned 50 and needed reader's. Real glasses not yet.

by Anonymousreply 6012/27/2011

I'm 45.

No reading glasses yet although I'm nearsighted and have worn glasses since I was 16. I have noticed it's tougher to read things in low light situations (trying not to set the menu on fire by holding it too close to the candle, etc.).

I still sleep through the night without having to get up to pee.

No joint pains.

I've had belly fat since my late 20s (thanks software industry!) that has been up and down since then. Currently in ok shape - I'd like to lose about 15 pounds.

I started going gray at age 16 and I've been coloring since my mid-30s.

My sex drive is still pretty high - I had figured it would go down by now. It does definitely take longer to recharge after I orgasm.

by Anonymousreply 6112/27/2011

R31, since you seem to know your stuff, I had a question. I am near-sighted but I wear my glasses all the time, even when reading or using the computer. Is that normal? It always seemed strange to me because I see so many people taking their glasses off and on depending on the situation.

And, does that mean I'll be one of the lucky ones that doesn't need to get glasses to read for a long time? I'm 37 now so I'd like to know if everything is going to go to shit next year.

by Anonymousreply 6212/27/2011

I'm near-sighted and I've worn glasses all the time since I was about 10 years old. I've been told by my optician that I'll also need reading glasses at 45 (which he says is roughly the age when everybody starts needing them).

by Anonymousreply 6312/27/2011

Had perfect eyesight until I was about 40. Got drugstore reading glasses and a 1.25 prescription at 42. Distance vision checks out perfect and still at the same 1.25 prescription at 45. Hopefully I never need "real" glasses.

Joint pain since I was in my mid-30's, but being career military did a lot of that

Getting up to pee during the night, hmm, I thought I have always done that, but not positive.

by Anonymousreply 6403/09/2013

Reading glass - still don't use them although there are time when my eyes won't focus and I can't read (51 here).

Belly fat. 21.

Get up to pee every night without fail. 40.

Joint pains. 45 but got rid of them with fish oil.

Going gray, barely started about three years ago but only became noticeable this year.

Diminished sex drive, only within the last twelve months have I stopped needing to get off every day without fail.

by Anonymousreply 6503/09/2013

Another female (48) here, never get up to pee at night. I think that a man thing?

by Anonymousreply 6603/09/2013

Got reading glasses in the 4th grade.

by Anonymousreply 6703/09/2013

I am 55.

Perfect eyesight until 42 then readers and within 4 years progressives. Hate it.

Belly fat, none until after 40 but have gone up 3 pant sizes in 15 years. 28 to 34. I was thin, but I now weigh 30 lbs more than I did at 40. I attributed it to quitting smoking, but that was 5 years ago, so it is from not cutting back on calories for sure, slower metabolism.

I don't have to get up to pee, sleep 6 to 7 hours.

Knee pain and some lower back - ex runner and soccer player, still work out.

My aunt and uncle are both 80 and only wear store bought readers for the newspaper, ride their bikes everywhere and look good. They drink and eat what they like, smaller portions.

My mother is 85 and trying to lose 5 pounds, has two cocktails before dinner, sometimes more. Ha. My dad was bald and dead younger than I am now. My hair is only a bit receded. Lots of grey. My hunky beauty is gone but that is to be expected, no?

You never know.

by Anonymousreply 6803/09/2013

i'm 45.

I've always worn glasses but started needing progressive lenses just after 40 (finally got them this year).

I was a bedwetter until I was 12; since I overcame that, I've gotten up to pee every single night at around 2pm. I thought everyone in the world did that (I thought getting up to pee is what kept normal people from wetting the bed), until I started seeing pharma ads for prostate drugs and realized it's considered a symptom of something.

I was a skinny skinny twink; then in my late 20s, as soon as I started working steadily full-time and could afford to eat whatever and whenever, boom. I've gone from a 30 to a 38 in the past 20 years, and the 38 is now (literally) stretching it.

Have pains in joints?

by Anonymousreply 6903/09/2013

^Oops, meant to edit the question I pasted about joints. Yep, my knees started getting sore when I bend around age 40.

by Anonymousreply 7003/09/2013

48 here

[quote]Need reading glasses?

I've had glasses since I was seven (and have worn contacts since I was 16), but I needed reading glasses at 45. I said to hell with it and bought expensive progressive lenses and stopped wearing my contacts except when I go out at night.

[quote]Have to get up to pee at night?

This hasn't happened regularly yet. Every so often I have to get up to pee, but it's not a regular occurrence.

[quote]Get belly fat?

I gain weight in my lower back and ass before my stomach. I stopped being able to eat anything I wanted when I turned 24 or so.

[quote]Have pains in joints?

This has just started recently.

It's really your 40s when your body starts to go. I'm always amazed when gay men complain that men in their 30s are old--guys in their thirties usually have everything working fine (the only bad thing that happens then is most men develop some hair loss).

by Anonymousreply 7103/09/2013

I'm 85 and I never get up in the middle of the night to pee. Never. Every morning, at 7 am, I pee. Like clockwork.

Unfortunately, I don't wake up until 8.

by Anonymousreply 7203/09/2013
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