Hello and welcome! I am sorry you are embarking on this wild "lupus" ride. Flares can vary widely. For me, it is like the flu. Joint and muscle pain, extreme fatique, all over body swelling (both external and internal), difficulty thinking clearly, and increased difficulty controlling my social graces (I hurt and want to hide). When these symptoms start, I try very hard to increase my rest, even giving myself some "do nothing" days. Seems to help. Of course if the internal swelling begins to affect my bodily functions it is time to call the doctor. At that point I usually start the dreaded pred. Then I get back to my normal. Good Luck. I hope you feel better.
Take care, Fran
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Zantac, Bactrim
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Vicodin, Prednisone.