Honestly? The way I look at it is this. This is my life. I either deal with it, or I don’t. For me anxiety came from imagining possible outcomes. But I don’t know what those will be. So why bother?

Everyone has something. I don’t know. I had a stressful childhood. I got through that. I can get through this.

I am not dismissing your own approach. You are you. I am me. Just saying what works for me.


46, diagnosed with AS in early 2005 and on TNF-blockers since then: They have been miracle drugs for me. On Enbrel from spring 2005 to Nov 2008. On Humira from Nov 2008 to present. Baclofen and OTC anti-inflammatories as needed.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." --Gandhi