Anyone else experience physical pain from work? Coming back after a lengthy break and I was feeling great physically and mentally. After 4 days being back at work, I’m back to having all over body aches, headaches every night and general malaise. My symptoms seem to go away on the weekend. I swear it’s a psychosomatic response to work stress and it’s honestly debilitating some days. Anyone else experience this?

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I felt this way when I was being harassed on one of my teams. I think it was an avoidance tactic/coping mechanism to try and avoid situations. I was eventually able to roll off and the feeling subsisted.

I’d suggest trying to find some things outside of work during the weekdays to look forward to (whether it be a hobby, exercise, meditation, cooking an elaborate meal) so that it feels like less of a fight to the weekend.

My symptoms were quite situational. Hope that you’re able to find a way to feel better during the week and cope with whatever at work is inciting such a response. All the best :)

This is very possible. Anxiety can manifest itself physically. I'm sorry you are feeling this way OP. I hope you find a solution. Hugs.

Might not be exactly what you're experiencing but I've started seeing a chiropractor and he says a lot of my muscles in my neck, back, and shoulders are very tense almost as if I've been really stressed and tensing them all day long. This can lead to feelings of soreness as soon as you "relax" st the end of the day. Try taking a break throughout the day to un-tense your muscles and shake yourself out.

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