Thank you, yes it does help. I like the three-day rule. However with some infections, even three days is too long - last November I had a tonsil infection and at the first signs of infection (swollen gland and fever) I went to urgent care and got antibiotics. Even with that I was septic within 24 hours! The antibiotics hadn't started to work yet.
Pain kept me up most of the night last night, definitely a flare. Called in sick, went to doctor, got prednisone (a month-long taper).
I am having such an issue with flares lately - I just go from sick, to sicker, back to sick, then sicker again - I never really get better. My rheumatologist is frustrated that my treatments aren't working and has referred me to another specialist in another state who I can't see until May. It's very discouraging.