Razzle - I never had a fever with or without flares. I am sure I am in the minority on this one. If I get a temp of 98, I know I am very sick - usually severe infection, pneumonia, etc. Otherwise, I have a constant very low temp between 96 - 97 normally. If I drop below that I am also very sick too - usually with bood count or mini-stroke problems. I do get sweats and/or chills with my flares (as well as with flu, infection, pneumonia, etc.).
Hope this answers your question. Best wishes - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - Mitral valve sclerosis, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, RA, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.