Does anyone else feel that they are basically living with a daily cloud of anger hanging over their heads? I understand the connection between stress illness and anger and know how it co-exists and feeds into TMS. I think if it isn’t natural for someone in chronic pain to be angry then it is certainly understandable to a point however for me it feels far more encompassing. Whilst I find I’m pretty constantly irritable and ansty it seems I have a far deeper well of loathing, hate and anger to draw upon. I think being in pain does sometime place me in that victim role that generates anger in itself but it’s also like anger has become a self sabotaging behaviour that enables me to withdraw from the usual humdrum banalities of life that goes on around me...it’s almost like the concept of nausea that Sartre put forward. As weird as it seems I think some of this comes from a place of taking both myself and life far too seriously. I think anger can only exist when there is a strong ego rage taking place and at least for me this seems to be the case and it’s because I place my wants, needs and desires above everything else. Rage and anger will always follow if these are unfulfilled, negated or denied. Any thoughts on anger and how this may apply?