The sun aggravates the inflammation process of lupus. Actually, the heat alone, with no son, can aggravate mine pretty darn well!
The severity of a flare can vary person to person -- for a while 10 minutes in the sun would wipe me of energy for a couple of days. Since then my lupus has "quieted" and while I have no plans of long physical activity in the direct sun, I am able to go on a partially shaded canoe paddle for an hour or more.
It's one of those diseases where "your mileage may vary" -- and boy does it vary! From person to person, from day to day, from meal to meal...in more sensitive phases, someone (any random stranger!) looking at me funny would devastate me physically and mentally for a day or more. Other times, fairly close to standard reactions...it's always a "learning experience"!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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