So I feel like I’ve been making some progress as my pain has lessened and my courage in facing the physical issues has increased. I used to live in fear of every twinge and I’m doing better about talking myself down and developing a mantra when I need to literally tell my brain to cut it out. But I feel less successful in my anxious reactions to other things like stressful events. Like anticipatory anxiety gets me every time and if I know something stressful is coming, I can feel it start building slowly in a snowball effect for days to a week prior. Now that my stress has come to a head today, I’m feeling anxious, my skin is tingling all over and my back and legs haven’t been this tight in months. With how I’m feeling today it’s like the last few months are one step forward and three steps back and I just don’t feel successful at all right now. It’s disheartening. Any advice?