I know everyone is different but how long do your flares usually last? And how often do you get them? Thanks for sharing. Newly diagnosed with RA.
Isn’t that the $64 question.
You may find that everyone here will give a different answer to that question.
As genetic engineer, I can prove to you that every single person that exists on the planet today is totally unique and specifically and wonderfully designed to be only that person they are AND is so unique that they are the ONLY person that has existed for the past 14 billion years as well as the next 14 billion years.
Therefore, when that one variation that causes chronic disease occurs in just one of so many biological systems known as the immune system it’s probably not a surprise that everyone is going to be different in “flares” from chronic disease.
Apologies for such a long answer to such a short question!🌹
I am not sure how long flares last but am going to make an appointment with the Nurse Practitoner in my Rheumatologists office to find out more about flares, pain management, when to call the doctor, how to report symptoms, exercise, and diet. I have read that sugar aggravates RA symptoms and sometimes you can keep a journal of what you eat and do, so that when you have a change in your discomfort, you may be able to link it to a food or activity
Absolutely sugar causes inflammation which for us with rheumatoid means pain!!!! I definitely have to watch the sugar intake and I do. Doesn't matter I was diagnosed today with type 2 diabetes. Hang in there and stay strong Gavin.
I was diagnosed January 2021. I am in pain most days. Waiting on Humira to fully kick in. I have noticed eating sugar makes all my pains much worst. Thank goodness for Keto desserts and sugar free candy. :)
My rheumatologist told me to call her if a flare lasts more than 5 days. I also see flares if I overwork, have a lot of emotional stress, don't get enough sleep, or eat badly. When I feel a flare coming on, the best things that work for me are lots of rest, lots of water and doing something that makes me feel good - like a favorite movie etc.