Hello - I am newly diagnosed and really struggling. I have been reading extensively about mind body connection and ms. Iâ€™ve come to believe that my ms was caused by job stress. I am a psychiatrist and donâ€™t mean to offend anyone but the job is not right for me. The emotional rigors are too much especially now that I have ms and I have other issues with the work as well. The problem is I have lots of debt and two children. My husband is not in support of me quitting due to finances. I could retrain in another field but it would be at least a year before I could begin that and I worry if I will be able to withstand the physical stress of another residency with ms. Basically I feel hopeless and I am so fearful that continuing this work will make the md worse but I feel I have no other choice.
being stuck in a situation which is bad for your m.s is something I totally understand.
Iâ€™m still stuck in my one but am making steps towards getting myself in a mentally healthier place.
Iâ€™d start looking for other jobs it doesnâ€™t mean you are changing just yet.
But it would pay to get a good idea about whatâ€™s out there.
Its not my place to tell you what to do however, trying to problem solve a seemingly impossible situation a so frustrating I know.
I hope you can find a way to leave that job and do something less intense.