.....to be angry that my body is doing this at 37?

(97 Posts)
sunshine75 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:23:43

Okay....37 is getting on a bit but it's not like properly old. I can accept the following:
1. A few grey hairs
2. Some wrinkles
3. Harder to lose weight.

However, I am mightly fucked off at the following and ask you mumsnetters out there if this is normal?

1. My PMT is getting worse. I'm really angry and irritated by everyone/everything for at least 5 days per month.

2.Seriously, I am sweatier and my sweat smells much worse than it used to. I really stink after hard exercise (and I'm sure I used to be able to go running and then to the pub afterwards without going home first)

3. Hairs - where have they come from? They are everywhere. Chin and pubes are the worst. It's grim and I can't keep on top of them.

Is this the downward slide to stinking of piss and having a beard? FFS, I'm only 37.

Gossipmonster Thu 04-Apr-13 20:25:04

I also get chin hairs sad sad sad

I am 38 sad

Oh lord! I'm 36 and my PMT is definately worse - but I put that down to being contraceptive free as dh had the ship. Hair and sweat eh? Can't wait for next year's birthday!

The SNIP not a SHIP (sounds like dh is away on three year voyage thuse renedering contraception surplus to requirements)

IWishIWasSheRa Thu 04-Apr-13 20:28:29

I'm 30 tomorrow and have chin hairs and sweat!! I suggest tweezers and triple dry aerosol- it's the only thing that works- leaves white marks but is fab!

Chipstick10 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:28:49

Oh babe wait till you get to my age ( let's say over 44). Walking with a little waddle when you first stand up cos your back aches. Bingo wings. Muchly greying of hair. Weird eyebrows. Older ladies teeth. Not being able to go on a trampoline without a nappy. Happy days

Gossipmonster Thu 04-Apr-13 20:29:04

The weight thing too sad

monkeysbignuts Thu 04-Apr-13 20:30:52

I am stinky too lol. I am only 33 but put it down to being 6 months post partum? Could this be permanent lol
I'm half cypriot and have always suffered with rouge hairs :/

sunshine75 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:31:18

Northernlurker - I also came off the pill about a year ago - do you think that may explain the PMT radginess?

MintyyAeroEgg Thu 04-Apr-13 20:33:18

I recommend the Mitchum stick deodorant for the extra sweatiness and a x 15 magnifying mirror and pointed tweezers for the chin hairs. And go to your gp re. the pmt - you don't have to suffer in silence!

monkeysbignuts Thu 04-Apr-13 20:33:21

My pmt has got worse since having kid's. I was fine before

Ah yes probably so then. It's nearly 5 years for me and it hasn't got worse all the time or anything. Just worse than it was in my pill taking 20s

CockyFox Thu 04-Apr-13 20:34:13

I'm 29 and have all of those things, as well as hairy nipples, hairy stomach, horrendous bloating, 1 period a year if I am lucky and acne. I have had all of the above minus the grey hairs and wrinkles since I was about 14 nothing to do with being old and everything to do with severe PCOS.

rhondajean Thu 04-Apr-13 20:34:55

I knew this would be hairs. I'm 36.

Oh the shame blush

marjproops Thu 04-Apr-13 20:36:59

at 15 my hair started turning grey-colouring it ever since.

at 33 my eyesight started going.

at 36 my hearing started going.

at 38 everything else went. slim went, smooth skin went.

got chin AND (TMI) nipple hair.

no matter how much I wash/spray/moisturise...I reek of BO

periods are niagara falls.

wind factor hurricane proportions!

bingo wings and thighs.

boobs like melons.

knees both full of arthritis.

....goes to buy zimmer frame.....im 48

and groan everytime i get up from a chair.

sunshine75 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:39:52

Haha - glad I'm not alone!!

It really has got worse post-kids. Everything is much more effort at exactly the time in your life when you really can't be arsed to make any effort at all.

Mother nature is a cruel mistress is she not?

FarBetterNow Thu 04-Apr-13 20:45:48

You have grey pubes to look forward to! (grin)

Molehillmountain Thu 04-Apr-13 20:46:46

I can deal with everything except the pmt. The hairs, smell, wrinkles etc do not make me a ranting screeching and cruel woman. I'm doing a three month log of pmt and then going to the doctors. I'm actually not sure it's worse than Pre kids-it's just that children don't read the warning signs too well and then keep out of my way or not say anything challenging.

SirBoobAlot Thu 04-Apr-13 20:47:08

Chin beard hair, black upper lip hair, grey hair AND grey pubes. Also have terrible skin, so don't even get to avoid the shit bits of being young.

I'm 2fucking1.

I've been going bald since I was 19.

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Thu 04-Apr-13 20:58:28

Yeah, dodgy knees here too, teeth need cleaning within an inch of their lives as well. Everything seems to go downhill after 35. On the plus side I had the mirena (and I know it doesn't work for everyone) no periods and no pmt. So that's a bonus.
I wish evolution would bloody catch up a bit.

JeanBodel Thu 04-Apr-13 20:58:42

I am interested to hear that you lot stink too.

I am 36 and have really a noticed a difference in BO over the last year or so.

Old age...so much worse than we thought it would be.

Nombrechanger Thu 04-Apr-13 21:02:39

I have major pmt. I also have chin/nipple/sideburns hair.

I am 38.

Whooppeeedoooo!!!

MissBetseyTrotwood Thu 04-Apr-13 21:03:20

36 here y'all.

Chin hairs - check.
Sweatier - check. (but mostly only on one armpit confused )
Heavier 'tache - check.
RAGING PMT - check.
Still spots - check.
One massive, black hair that periodically grows out of my neck but I never quite notice it until I'm in a meeting at work or something and it's about an inch long.

Oblomov Thu 04-Apr-13 21:07:35

Am not in my 30's as of recently and am getting worse,rapidly. Not good.

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