I consider a flare as... my pain level is higher, more intense than the normal day
to day pain. My flares are caused by emotional or physical stress(overdoing) and
differant weather fronts, any drastic change like rain or humidity...cold. Then there
are days I don't know what caused them...the out of the blue flares.
No matter what the cause... flares really hurt. I cut my activity level down, but still
exercise and do what I can to help...like heat...using my bedbuddies, soaking in a
hot bath. I do gentle stretching and relaxation therapy. When I am flaring I will take
muscle relaxers ...flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) and it really helps take the edge off pain
but also makes you drowsy.
Hope you feel better soon!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements