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

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!