Patients Rheumatoid arthritis
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 10/2/18 11:25 PM
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 - 11/29/18How often do you experience flare-ups? What do you to calm them down? https://www.carenity.us/forum/rheumatoid-arthritis/living-with-rheumatoid-arthritis/how-often-do-you-experience-flareups-what-do-you-to-calm-them-down-503
Posted on 11/29/18 1:01 AM
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.