Did you know that anxiety disorder is a very common related condition to IC so much so that the UPOINT System for the Clinical Phenotypes for Chronic Pelvic Pain assesses for anxiety disorder and encourage physicians and patients to seek treatment. There is no shame in having anxiety disorder and it can be quite normal to have anxiety when you are struggling to understand and cope with a new diagnosis. The great news is that many local hospitals provide affordable anxiety management classes that, in a few short weeks, can teach essential coping skills so that you can control your anxiety rather than letting anxiety control you! Think about it! The ICN offers a video on anxiety and IC that can also help! If you struggle with anxiety, you are certainly NOT alone!