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I creep in, but hit you hard,
I can be painful or soft like lard.
I take away your sight so you can't see,
Break down your brain and make you pee.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ As a word of advice when making a bunch of these 'What am I?' riddles, maybe find a way to tie the title into it, so they aren't all just named "this what am I riddle" "try this" "new riddle" etc etc $\endgroup$ – n_plum May 2 '17 at 19:14
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    $\begingroup$ There are two fantastic answers in the first 10 minutes, each of which fit pretty much perfectly, and neither is apparently correct. Y'all know what that means . . . . $\endgroup$ – Rubio May 2 '17 at 19:20
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    $\begingroup$ If you can add a couple of more lines(in case all the answers are wrong) will prevent this from being closed as too broad. $\endgroup$ – Techidiot May 2 '17 at 19:29
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I think this is clearly inferior to Silenus's answer, but I'll give it anyway. You might be

old age.

I creep in, but hit you hard,

For most of us, it comes along gradually, but its effects can be very severe.

I can be painful or soft like lard.

It can cause pain (e.g., arthritis) and flabbiness as muscles weaken and fat accumulates.

I take away your sight so you can't see,

Everyone's eyesight declines with age and some go completely blind.

Break down your brain and make you pee.

Everyone's brain deteriorates with aging, some devastatingly severely. Some old people, alas, become incontinent.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, the answer is old age. Congratulations $\endgroup$ – Cody Vogt May 2 '17 at 19:42
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! The approved way to congratulate someone on solving one of your puzzles correctly is to click the little green checkmark you may see to the left of their answer :-). $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan May 2 '17 at 19:52
  • $\begingroup$ sorry, it takes a while to get used to things. $\endgroup$ – Cody Vogt May 4 '17 at 13:01
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Are you

ALCOHOL?


I creep in, but hit you hard,

Drunkenness can creep up on you and then hit you all at once.

I can be painful or soft like lard.

Hard liquor (for example, whiskey) can be painful to drink. By contrast, "soft" alcohol (for example, beer) is easy.

I take away your sight so you can't see,

Alcohol can make you blackout.

Break down your brain and make you pee.

Alcohol kills brain cells and makes you urinate.

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  • $\begingroup$ No, but the answer and reasoning is great. $\endgroup$ – Cody Vogt May 2 '17 at 19:18
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Are you

snow (or rain?)

I creep in, but hit you hard,

A snowstorm or raincloud can come out of nowhere, but hits you very suddenly

I can be painful or soft like lard.

Blizzard vs. Light snow or heavy rain vs. light rain

I take away your sight so you can't see,

A blizzard surrounds you

Break down your brain and make you pee.

The cold numbs your brain

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  • $\begingroup$ No, great reasoning and answer though. $\endgroup$ – Cody Vogt May 2 '17 at 19:16
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Are you

Winter Season

I creep in, but hit you hard,

Winter approaches slowly. They will hit you hard when it goes below zero degrees

I can be painful or soft like lard.

Painful for joints. Soft as in snowfall.

I take away your sight so you can't see,

Fog in winters

Break down your brain and make you pee

Extreme cold can break down your brain and gives you peeing sensation

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  • $\begingroup$ No, but answer is pretty good. $\endgroup$ – Cody Vogt May 2 '17 at 19:22

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