A full time job while suffering from all of the symptoms was a huge challenge for me ('was' as now I live my own rhythm lifestyle that I enjoy immensely and my health started getting better significantly). It made it harder and slower to heal when:
I had to 'go' to work where I needed to combine the company rhythm with my sickness which was in total conflict,
I had responsibility for then financially dependent children and I needed to put their needs first,
I had to work with other people trying not to burden them with my health condition (even if it was not contagious), which meant hiding my symptoms and putting a lot of energy into it,
I had to work 8 hours a day at the computer, which was especially hard with strong headaches.
All that consumed a lot of energy, leaving no time for rest and regeneration while slowing down the healing process.
I noticed that while I was functioning 'socially' at work, I suppressed and diligently removed my symptoms, hid what I really felt and forced myself to do what I didn't feel like doing at all. I used huge amounts of energy to maintain a certain facade, depleting the resources needed to regenerate the body. As during the healing process, I had times with and without my own rhythm, I see a fundamental difference between them in favor of the former ones. It was difficult to combine healing and a busy business life, however, my determination to achieve what's the most important for me won.