Hi horsewrangler, I had the worst flare of my life back in Jan - Feb. I had severe headaches, at least 4 days a week then turned in to every single day for 1 1/2 week. I've always suffered with headaches but nothing like this! I ended up in the ER, had a CT scan which was clear, got a shot which only helped for a couple of hours and the headache came back. I got an appt with a neuro which said it was tension/migraine combined, my dx was it was caused by lupus! My rheumy put me on 10 days of Pred, it helped when nothing else would, things that normally would help (i.e. pain pills, excedrin migraine, etc) didn't touch this one!
I work 35 hours a week recently up from 32. Sometimes it kicks my butt like this week but it's also important that you get on a good treatment plan. I have to say I do feel better than I did before I was dx. Over the last couple of years we've had to increase meds, add some etc but I do feel better. It's important with lupus to pace yourself, listen to your body and rest when needed.
I hope this helps and I hope you get on a good treatment plan and begin feeling better soon!
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~
DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)