Does anyone else have problems with dealing with anxiety/stress that make you physically ill? I wasn't feeling well on Tuesday, so I called my doctor, who told me I probably had a virus and to drink lots of fluids and take it easy. So, I called in sick, but ended up coming in for a half day since I was feeling better. But, yesterday I felt worse and never really got of the couch. I was hot and then cold, stuffy head, a bit of a cough, and just ached all over. I had no energy and I even cancelled my therapist appointment - something I haven't done since I started seeing her over a year ago. But, I felt a lot better today, so I went in for the full day but already had an allergy shot appointment scheduled, so I left an hour and 15 minutes early. The thing is is my boss seems to think that I only get sick when things start to get crazy at work (i.e. my work load significantly increases.) And I tend agree with him. I've never handled stress well and when I'm working like crazy - not taking lunch breaks, much less 15 minute breaks, and sometimes working 10-12 hour days, (which is what I was doing when I got sick at the end of September) it's usually just a matter of time before I get sick, since my system can't handle that much stress. He made a comment to me today about the "significant" amount of time I've taken off. For the last pay period, which runs every two weeks I took 9.75 hours off. (I took one Friday off and came 45 minutes late one morning after watching the 1st game of the World Series - which he understood, and an hour and a half for my therapy appointment.) Plus, I put in over 3 hours off overtime. Now, I still have over 30 hours of comp time and 150 hours of vacation time and 90 hours of sick time, so it's not like I don't have time to take off. I'm really frustrated, since he doesn't always stop to think, he can sometimes just blurt things out that can be hurtful when he isn't thinking, since he typically isn't the person signing off on my timesheet - my other boss usually does and she just usually kids me about the amount of comp time I've just earned. On top of it, I feel like I get a double standard from him at times. I mean I recently got my annual evaluation, which said I "exceeded expectations" especially regarding the amount of time I put in. I had over 149 hours of comp time last year. And now, it seems like he's mad at me for being sick. It's not like I went into Boston to celebrate the Sox victory, or something. When my therapist called me back to reschedule my appointment, I could barely stand up, I got really dizzy and light-headed. I completely slept through Halloween and never even heard the UPS guy walk up three flights of stairs to drop off a package outside my door.