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708d

What would you say causes your biggest sudden flair ups?

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    • Marjo

      646d

      Stress! Family issues in these difficult times causes severe Flares! Hot showers thru the nite, Lyrica, and Hydrocodone. Totally awful cycle which effects me often! The Barometer effects my RA Arthritis! My entire body has a continual dull ache, sharp pain in some joints.

    • Marjo

      646d

      Stress! Family issues in these difficult times causes severe Flares! Hot showers thru the nite, Lyrica, and Hydrocodone. Totally awful cycle which effects me often! The Barometer effects my RA Arthritis! My entire body has a continual dull ache, sharp pain in some joints.

    • Scoutie

      672d

      Too much stress, anxiety and weather changes. If I don't exercise and if I do too much exercise.

    • Scoutie

      672d

      Agree, with the stress

    • Britt4668

      704d

      Sudden weather changes, stress, over activity, lack of sleep, bad diet. Heat of any kind seems to be a BIG trigger of mine.

    • 1Jonesy

      704d

      Exactly! magbub! Stress, lack of sleep and sugar... really for me any processed foods also.

    • fleshpit

      706d

      Too much inactivity, too much activity, drinking, low barometric pressure, laying on one side of my body too long, standing for more than 30 minutes, sitting in the same position for more than 1 hour, stress, protein powder and drinks, when someone pokes me with a finger that spot will hurt for quite some time, cold weather.

    • Mooey

      706d

      Stress and weather changes.

    • magbub

      708d

      Not enough sleep, alcohol, sugar, and STRESS.

    • MatchaBunn

      708d

      Stress, certain foods (dairy, simple carbs and sugar, gluten), overworking without breaks, laying or sitting in the same position too long, my period.

    • mtngoat

      708d

      Definitely stress, especially if I have a panic or anxiety attack. I can expect to be in pain and need to take it easy for the rest of the day.

      • webgirl

        708d

        @mtngoat ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ™

    • Crazee

      708d

      And weather seems to cause flares. I was told by a nurse that he felt the barometer has something to do with flares. Interesting that one of the posts mentioned the phases of the moon. That may be possible too.

    • Crazee

      708d

      I have arthritis in I think every joint in my body. I need both knees replaced. I can only walk with a cane or walker and not very far. I have fibromyalgia too. The only time I'm not in pain is when I'm sitting or laying down. I've heard so many horror stories about knee replacements, I'm afraid but I know this must be done soon

    • NotCrazy

      708d

      Menstrual, stress and physical activity

    • BJSTREEHOUSE

      708d

      I understand. I have fibromyalgia and RA. Pain just becomes part of life. People don't understand.

      • webgirl

        708d

        @BJSTREEHOUSE RA is terrible I hear.... ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

    • LadyPasta1

      708d

      My flares are usually related to rain moving into the area. Stress also has always been an issue. But now that I am retired, I don't have as much stress. Also, now that I am 70, my aging body has more painful places than ever. In addition to the FM, I also have arthritis in my back. The combo means that I seldom have a pain free day. I don't remember when the last time was.

      • webgirl

        708d

        @LadyPasta1 โค๏ธ... I am very similar to you .....same age but I guess I hide that well. With all my pain ppl think I am 50. Fibro doesn't show sometimes. ..it's crazy...the worst you get no sympathy sometimes ....

    • BJSTREEHOUSE

      708d

      Not enough sleep, followed by dairy, followed by sugar.

      • webgirl

        708d

        @BJSTREEHOUSE I don't eat sugar......but stress is often.

    • LALindsey

      708d

      Lots of us forget the phases of the moon and changes of the weather and seasons in our plans of care.

      • webgirl

        708d

        @LALindsey ๐Ÿ‘

    • dream6284

      708d

      Stress is what causes most of my flare ups. Right now I'm in a full blown flare up and I'm miserable.

      • webgirl

        708d

        @dream6284 so sorry. Me too.

    • Sonder0723

      708d

      I wish I knew. For me itโ€™s usually increased activity or exercise, but Iโ€™m in the worst flare of my life right now and I donโ€™t know why.

      • fleshpit

        706d

        @Sonder0723 you have to find the right balance of physical activity, it helps if you ease yourself into it little by little and don't try to push yourself too hard. Too much inactivity will have the same effect and make your muscles loose mass, fast.

      • webgirl

        708d

        @Sonder0723 ๐Ÿ˜ฅ yes physical activity......

    • cardeg

      708d

      Stress

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