Internet etiquette asks that you not use all capital letters. It is considered yelling and is very rude. Also, many of us have eye issues, usually from secondary Sjogren's, and non-standard writing is very difficult to read. Thanks so much.
The best most basic ideas for keeping a flare at bay for me are: making sure I get enough good sleep, am eating well, and am not under a lot of stress. Avoid tasks with deadlines, and plan/do only about
1/2 to 2/3's of what you think you can do. Only do activities outside the house, or stressful things like phone calls about
banking issues, once every other day. If you go to the grocery store, don't extend it into a long lunch date.
If you have just come down to 5 mg prednisone from a higher amount, go back up 1-2 mg for a few days until the flare-ish feelings have passed. (If you have the dr's permission to do so -- call and ask if you don't already have it, prednisone dosages should not be played with!)
Hope you feel better soon,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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