• Be prepared, if you can. This is what you need to do before the event that will definitely happen (test). Get ready long before. Without stress.What is not realized by many people who suffer from chronic illness, along with those who help care for them, is that there is a substantial correlation between stress and pain. The more we understand the causal relationship that stress has with pain, the more we can start to see effective ways to manage the chronic pain experienced by people.