Beth . . . I'm glad MJLD could address the kidney issue, I have no background for that. But a flare is a flare. Sometimes the bloodwork does not indicate the degree of the flare. Many here will tell you that. The blood is just one indicator and some have seen their blood work worse off when they were feeling better
. . . and, if you are lucky, you will get to know your flares and you'll start to notice little things that give you a bit of a warning. I notice increased pain at night first and a few other odd things (an odd ear pain, itching that is internal, not on the skin, some bowel pain, increased malar rash, etc.) If I am proactive, I can really nip them short most of the time.
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