I am experiencing so much work anxiety, I'm just not sure what to do. I work in a local hospital in the medical records dept. When I first took this job, I really thought that it wouldn't be so demanding. I don't know how many of you are familiar with this kind of work. I have fibro, TMJ, back problems, migrains, yeast problems, IBS. In spite of all my medical problems, I would still love to find a job that is suitable for me. I haven't found that yet, and maybe never will. Hospitals are gossipy, stresful environments which I was too naive to see from the beginning. In medical records you have to constantly pull charts for doctors to sign, deliver charts to the ER and other floors, It is heavy, repetitive high volume, with very little training. I am someone who needs GOOD training on a job because of my cognitive problems. I just can't seem to find that. Thankfully, some of my other co-workers agree that the training is sink or swim, so at least I have some support with the co-workers, but not all of them. After I was there for only 8 months, I did not get a very good review because I had a hard time understanding the job with such awful training. My boss does like me and knows I try hard, my next review was much better and I received a raise, but the hell I went through with my pain and fatigue was enormous. Now, I feel paranoid if I forget one step, even though my family keeps reminding me that I am at least doing the job, trying my best, in spite of all the health problems. We keep hearing with out conditions that we should pace ourselves, eat smaller meals, take time out. How in the world could anyone do that while they are on the job? I barely have time for a break. I'm only working part time (30 hours a weeks), so I get a lunch break only for half an hour. Many of the women I work with are younger than me, I'm 41, and they have more stamina and think clear, this only gives me more anxiety. I was thiniking about talking to a vocational counselor to see what kind of job would suit me best, although I have no idea how to go about doing this. I can barely walk around or think when I get home from work, again it creates anxiety. I am not a medicine person, so anti-anxiety drugs are out of the question for many reasons. How do all of you cope? Is evaluation time at work a problem for you? I don't know how long I will be able to deal with this, although I have worked there now or 2 1/2 years. My posts are always long, sorry about that. Hugs, Chelz.