Im sorry to hear that you are also suffering @Bedlam3. I spoke to my union this morning and they have given me some further information on where I stand. I felt incredibly compelled to resign - my resignation date in Christmas - and I could not bear the thought of this unsteadiness carrying on into spring term. Some may think I have made a knee jerk decision - however I feel it has been building for years and I have finally given in. I definitely need to take some time to consider the factors that have lead me to this point and what I want to do in the future to avoid this. At the moment I feel so profoundly sad and hopeless. I cannot imagine what life is like out of the classroom and the future is very unpredictable, however at the moment I am physically unable to do my job.