so I noticed more 'setbacks', but they do seem highly relate to my work. couple weeks ago I had 2 weeks off, and I had essentially 0 pain, was smoking/drinking (normally living healthy), large amounts of caffeine - and felt very relaxed no issues. then on sunday, the pain creeped back suddenly. can't handle weed/caffeine/nicotine any longer as it puts me way over the edge. (stopped that stuff for unrelated reasons since I do live a healthy lifestyle generally speaking). then for the last 3 days, i had bursts of pain out of nowhere. I was able to keep at the minimum and it did not stop my doing my workouts. but I do wonder if all of it is maybe the job? I do work in tech - the pay is high, the actual time I work is low (2h/day/4 days), but regardless for what it is the stress levels are high. is it time to switch jobs (maybe careers) is what is on my mind now. I noticed a similar pattern in the last 1-2 years or so and wondering if maybe non of this is related to past unresolved anger, just 'current anger' due to stress levels in work.