“I'm a substitute teacher and school will be starting again in about 10 days. I'm feeling very nervous since I live with chronic pain. It's hard for me to work because I hurt all day when I do, so I'm already worrying and working myself up about it. I don't like to take my pain meds because sometimes they trigger anxiety and once in awhile cause a panic attack -- so usually I just live with the pain. Because of all of this I've been having a really hard time sleeping every night.”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.