Now it comes....after two years
I'm usually a joyful, happy person. Even after retiring two years ago (right before COVID) I maintained it pretty well.
Now, my anxiety is out of the park. small things upset me. My GERD is worse, even though I'm taking medication. My stomach is constantly churning....yes I've been checked for h pylori and had an endoscopy a few months ago. I have a hiatal hernia which causes GERD. I am fatigued most of the time.
I force myself to go out with friends and always feel better when I do. Then at home, the depression and anxiety hit full force within a few hours, I think it's the state of the world politically and the resurgence of a new variant of COVID.
I believe here in the US, we are in real danger of losing our democracy. These constant fears are ruining my retirement and health. I've always thought existentially. It'd be very hard not to.