I know it's normal for people with lupus suffer from lupus flares. The symptoms also seem to be worse when a new flare comes. Joint pain, fatigue and fever are signs I must experience, they actually make me exhausted. Who can share me how to reduce the number of flares. I try to do yoga and reduce my work, flare ups sometimes occur
For me the best thing is trying to stay in my routine and not having to much stress. But even with doing those things flares still come, the change of seasons is a big one for me, adjusting to temperatures changes. Doing to much and I don't mean just a day of cleaning , I some times get some great energy out of no where and will go full blast for a week or so then the bottom falls out, so that is more my fault and to me it is worth it, just to do what I want for the time it lasts . You really should keep record when you have flares and see what it is you have done that might have caused it to avoid in future. gentle hugs and blessings
Stress is a big factor in Lupus flare ups and exhaustion. I try really hard to get at least 10 hrs of sleep because I’ll not a deep sleeper to start with. As far as stress, it is really a hard one to deal with. Some things that help are regular massages, meditation, and yoga to list a few. Hope this helps. 💕
Like everyone said, stress cause flares. Unfortunately, immunosupression helps but causes stress to. The meds to treat lupus can cause increase in risk for infections so I have found that increasing vitamin c intake through fruits and vegetables help. Also, at least 8 hours of sleep daily. Our bodies need to rest no exceptions. Another note I have found is to vacation at least every 3 months. I spend a weekend away from home with a family member and just laugh and rest. It has made me closer to my immediate family. These are helpful to me. Finally, I reflect on the hope the bible provides that through Jesus’s sacrifice I will be able to have everlasting life without this dreaded disease. John 3:16 but until then I have my support through you all . Thanks for the encouragement.
Well as far as diet goes I try to eat as healthy as I can, but do admit to sticking to this . As far as life style goes mine is fairly boring now as I get older to be honest it is mostly things with family and very close friends. I try to keep moving as much as possible , but now that the heat will be here soon and humidity that will keep me more inside. I just can take the heat so have to be where it is air conditioned or I will get very sick and flare like crazy. So I think you just have to know your body and what it can take and avoid what makes you feel worse. We are all so different so there is no magic way to be. There are times I can surprise myself and be able to be out at the beach if covered up and in the shade and get away with it. It is all trial and error my friend. good luck in finding your triggers gentle hugs and blessings
Hi.Thanks for sharing. I see a lot of you mentioning stress. Does anyone feel they can't handle stress like they use to before getting Lupus? Stress does me in every time. I was going on vacation and the 2 nights before I left I had a fever. Even when I arrived at my destination I had 3 nights of fever.