Hi Ginny,

I've been referred to a therapist and I'm starting in two days. I'm also taking anti-depressants and sleeping pills for my anxiety.

I usually have it under control. It's been years since I've panicked like that. I just don't think stress can cause such a high level of back pain.

Is there an AS-related reason that could cause pain without inflammation? This is getting stupid. I'll press my rheumy for something to crush that flare...