How often do you experience flare-ups? What do you to calm them down?

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Unfortunately, with Rheumatoid Arthritis, even after the condition has entered the chronic stage, one can still suffer from acute flare-ups which are signified by acute (more intense) inflammation and pain.

How long have you been diagnosed with RA and how often do you experience flare-ups?

Is there anything that specifically sets them off?

How do you attempt to calm the flare-up?

 

Beginning of the discussion - 11/29/18

How often do you experience flare-ups? What do you to calm them down?


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I know one thing that causes me to flare-up is overdoing things... for example, if I do too much one day, the next day I am in more pain and stiff. I try to control what I do, but I am still working, so to an extent I cannot control it... my job is quite physical for an RA patient.

Also, if I do not get enough sleep, I know the next day will be more challenging. 

Then there are days where I just have a "bad day" or "bad few days" or even a bad few hours and I cannot pinpoint anything exact. However, every night I experience a flare of pain because again my work is strenuous.

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