For all of us with rheumatoid arthritis, we have to deal with the ongoing battle of flares. These can range from mild to severe and can cause us to have to take steroids for relief, put us in the bed for days or something as serious as a trip to the emergency room.
My question is “how does your flare start”. I know there are a lot of different ways they can start. Mine sometimes come on slowly with a mild ache in one joint daily then another joint another day or it can be a few joints hurting at the same time daily. With some of us there is the fever we have to deal with, some have the fatigue a few days prior to the flare or some of us will have all of the these symptoms at the same time. Flares are unpredictable and can affect each of us differently and the severity of them can be unpredictable as well.
So how your flare start can be a hard question to answer because they are unpredictable and may never start the same way but what we do know for sure is we will have them but how bad or how long we aren’t able to say. Flares are a pit stop on our road of Rheumatoid Arthritis.