Hi RBC_0821. If you're fortunate once your Lupus is responding to your meds and the progression of the disease slows, you may have very few flares. Often we have no idea what caused our flare. To help us remember some common things that cause flares my rheumy has an acronym that's easy to remember:
S- stress Are you under more stress than usual?
H- hormones Are periods normal, are you pregnant or menopausal?
I- infection Do you have a urinary or some other infection?
T- trauma Did you have an accident or too much physical activity?
W- weather Is there a front moving thru, are you in the sun unprotected, is it damp and rainy?
This might not be the most delicate way to remember, but it is easy to remember and with my terrible memory, easy is good! Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency), Hypertension, Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry