Hi Donna and welcome. I'm allergic to cats but I think it is great what you are doing for them. I'm going to become the crazy old dog lady on here.
It takes so little to cause a flare sometimes change in weather, stress, the color of clothes we have on, who knows what is going to cause a flare. I get that feeling like my body is fighting off a virus or something when I flare. That's how I can tell a real flare from just over doing it.
Heat is my best friend wet or dry. Now that it is getting warmer here just sitting in the sun with it on my back and shoulders feels so good and helps my vit D deficientcy.
I hope this passes soon for you.
luv and hugs
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