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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 4/3/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
can someone please tell me how often flares happen & how long they last?

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1470
   Posted 4/4/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there! A flare is not something that can not be predicted. There are some people who have flares that last from a few days to months and then there are other people who have a flare for years. I have personally been in a flare since I was diagnosed in 2007.

You will learn what triggers a flare for you and should try to avoid those things. Some common ones are sunlight, stress, and lack of sleep!

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 4/5/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Tibby, you have asked a question that we all want answered, but as Amy said, there is not a pattern for flares. I was sick for 6 years and then slowly came out of it. During the 6 years my health would go up and down & I called those flares. The better I take care of myself, the more rest I get, the better I eat, and the more I pace myself and don't get worn out, the better I feel.

Over time, you'll figure out what's best for your body. Good luck, and hang around.
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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 4/10/2010 1:17 AM (GMT -6)   
i was just diagnosed about 6 weeks ago, and i am so scared and confused. my hands feel like they are double their normal size and the burning, deep pain is like something constantly reminding you of every sin you must of ever committed.. and triggers?... well it is 1 am, so i obvious ly have a sleeping problem lately.... and life equals stress.. so forget throwing that trigger in the trash.. so i need help. there, i said it. i need someone to help me understand what is happening to me.. can someome explain to me about their experiences with lupus and flares and pain and am i going to have to give up my career? sos.
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