Yes, Lupus is greatly affected by both heat and sunlight, as well as by florescent lights, although the sensitivity to fluorescents is a little more rare. Both heat and sun can be helped by ibuprofen, as can some of the other aches & pains to help stave them off until you are seen by the dr.
Think of anything that inflames your body -- like a sunburn, heatstroke, pulled knee, etc -- as something that now your body is attacking with 5x the intensity of inflammation you used to have. I think of my body as hypersensitive - sometimes sounds or too much movement (walk down grocery isle while turning head) will put me over the edge.
Hang in there
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