Autoimmune Girl – Wise Words about life with an auto-immune condition! The worst thing would can ever tell yourself is “what you used to be able to do…”

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The worst thing would can ever tell yourself is “what you used to be able to do…”

It is a cruel waste of your spirit and your energy

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Flares – what external factors trigger your flares? Take our poll

Pain
Pain
Flares – what external factors trigger your flares?

Quite a number of medical conditions have what are called flares. These include fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. And indeed any painful condition.

So what exactly is a flare? Simply put it is an exacerbation the symptoms of a chronic medical condition . Sometimes referred to as a flare-up or relapse, a it takes place when your symptoms temporarily get worse.

What interests us today is not the underlying condition but rather the external factors which trigger the flare.

To help us find out more it would be great if you could take part in the poll below.

Once you have done so please feel free to tell us a bit more about the causes of your flare in the comments section below.

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Lupus – what are the signs and symptoms of Lupus?

Lupus – what are the signs and symptoms of Lupus.

In the very early days of Patient Talk we ran a discussion blog on Lupus (and other autoimmune conditions).

But we thought we would share this excellent infographic which gives and excellent overview of the signs and symptoms of Lupus.

If you do think you have any of these symptoms associated with Lupus it is important that you see a doctor or other healthcare professional as soon as possible.


Lupus: A Closer Look at the Autoimmune Condition Infographic