Hi Guys, I am posting as I have had an increase in pain in the past few days. Symptoms: I am having a lot more frequent nerve pain (literally everywhere, on my head, ear, arms, hip, legs, etc). Also, the low back pain is quite bad. I can't seem to stand for very long. Usually I can go an hour until I start experiencing pain and then I sit down for a bit and it subsides for a little while. Now it seems like I go 10 minutes and I am in pain. Physically, I have had to sit for some longer periods for grad school, and even if this is not bad, I know I have an anchor for sitting for long periods and my lower back hurting. Mentally, I've had 2 situations bothering me recently. I will list them here, however my Question is, isn't awareness of the anger supposed to help dissipate the pain? Issues: 1. Had to cancel on going on a weekend trip with a friend as I have too much going on with my schedule with school, not wanting to take trips because of this pain, work. I thought both of my friends would be mad, but I talked to one and they were ok. I am going to talk to the other. Briefly over text they seemed fine but I was worried. 2. For grad school, I'm now realizing I will sort of need to go back to my regular class load next semester. I had an easier class load this semester as all of this pain started around May this year and I knew I would not be able to do a regular load while trying to deal with all of this pain. My parents(dad) semi-regularly (maybe once a month) asks me how long the program is going to take, even though I've answered many times "probably about a year or so left." This gives me a lot of pressure as I kind of know I won't finish in the time they keep thinking I will. To be honest I don't want to go back to a regular class load next semester as my pain has not improved and I feel I need to do more work to get this handled, so this is stressing me out. Of course, there is the compounded worry that when I have this pain it will make it unable to do things I need to do, which stresses me out further (e.g. school, or DJ gigs where I have to stand for a long time) Thoughts?