Yes, your prednisone will definitely make you more sensitive to the sun, I think the plaquenil too. Best defense to avoid a flare is to seek out shade! Wear a wide brimmed hat, stay covered up, and apply sunscreen frequently. If you can arrange it, have a table with an umbrella set up for you to stay under.
A flare up from the sun will feel like any other kind of flare up. If you have skin involvement, you will likely notice an increased redness or rash. The way I feel after being in the sun is fatigued, physically sick, totally drained, just plain crappy!
I highly recommend an umbrella to be under, or to seek out shade, even if it needs to be under a huge, beautiful palm tree!!!
Have a wonderful time!!
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34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus