Welcome to the forum Aviator . I was diagnosed last September at 45 years . I have two kids - one of nineteen one of thirteen .
i am on the same meds as you - only I'm on 8 mgs presently which I believe is the minimum therapeutic dose . You have a way to go yet to catch me up ! I am a lot better than when I was on the 4 mgs but I do still have days when I don't feel as good . Yesterday I felt really great and did a lot of walking . Today I've been worse but the weathers been cold and wet . This makes a big difference to me .
You sound like you're doing really well . Great you are doing so much exercise and the voluntary work . They say exercise and positivity is key . I am still working but I am going to reduce my hours if I can to try and look after myself a bit more , have more time for exercise and a bit less stress which isn't good for us .
Best wishes Aviator . Sometimes it can take a bit of time to get the meds right . Early days for you and me . You will find a lot of support and good advice on here .