Hi this is Kitt. First of all, I am very glad to hear that you have a therapist, take a med and your support system is well grounded and understands you.
You may have a biological predisposition to Anxiety that is inherited. According to what you have shared you have a family history of anxiety.
Yes, anxiety can become more prominent as we age but it may also controlled with therapy, CBT training and medication. I wish you the best in dealing with your anxiety and we are all here to support you. Keep posting.
Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season,
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression, GERD, Osteoarthritis
*Wife of a Crohnie*