Living with Lupus

Predicting a Lupus Flare – Can it be Done?

Headed towards a lupus flare? New research into predictive biological markers may hold the answer. Lupus symptoms can come and go depending on the activity of the disease. When symptoms are light, or not present, lupus is in quiescence (or "remission"); when enough symptoms are present, it is called a lupus flare. There...

Day-to-Day Living

Lupus Flares: Is There Such a Thing as Normal?

It's normal to fear the unexpected - and what's more unexpected than lupus flares? You follow the standard advice on how to avoid lupus flares by trying to limit stress, getting plenty of rest, and being cautious of UV light. And lately it seems like the list of things to...

Day-to-Day Living

Managing a Lupus Flare – Advice From Experts

Because they are unpredictable, a lupus flare can be frustrating and frightening. The onset of symptoms, ranging from rashes and fatigue to serious joint pain and risk of organ damage, can seem unmanageable. A lupus flare contrast periods of time with no symptoms - known as remissions, or more accurately "