What are the symptoms of a lupus flare?
Common symptoms that indicate a flare include ongoing fever not due to an infection, painful or swollen joints, fatigue, rashes or sores or ulcers in the mouth or nose. Some flares happen without symptoms. This is why it is important to see a trained lupus doctor who regularly monitors your health.
What does lupus joint pain feel like?
Lupus arthritis causes pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness and warmth in your joints. The joints most often affected are the ones farthest from the middle of the body, such as fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and toes. However, there also may be joint pain later in the day.
How do I stop a lupus flare up?
What can I do to control my lupus symptoms?
- Learn how to tell that a flare is coming.
- See your doctors regularly.
- Reduce stress by setting realistic goals for yourself.
- Limit the time you spend in the sun and in fluorescent and halogen light.
- Choose healthy foods most of the time.
- Get enough sleep and rest.
What does an autoimmune flare feel like?
Flares or “flare-ups” are a classic sign of an autoimmune condition. Flares are the sudden and severe onset of symptoms which can include redness, heat, pain, or swelling. Flares can be triggered by different factors, such as stress or sunlight.