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Delayed Physical Response to Stress

I know that stress can be a flare trigger, and it’s certainly one of mine. But I wondered if anyone has experienced a delayed response/flare due to stress. I’m talking days later.

I live in Southeast Texas and dealt with hell freezing over last week (at least that’s how it felt) and though we came out of it mostly unscathed, it was very stressful. I have 2 small children (6 and 2) and we had intermittent power and no water for days. It was interesting to say the least. I feel like we were finally back to normal as of Sunday, when our water heater was fixed (repeated power outages fried the heating element.) It is now Thursday, and I’m beginning to feel my usual early flare symptoms. Is it common or normal to have a delayed response like that? Or is it even related?

I’ve tried googling for any information, but have come up with zilch, so I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone has had any similar experiences. I, of course, plan to discuss this with my doctor at my next appointment.

  1. Hi @dcterrell, I'm so sorry to hear about everything you've been doing through. That is for sure extremely stressful. How are you holding up now?

    I posed your question to our community members on Facebook and Twitter to see if others have ever experienced what you mentioned. If you're interested, this is what they had to say: https://www.facebook.com/PsoriaticArthritisDotCom/posts/1299119580473896 & https://twitter.com/PsA_HU/status/1365313419990065153.

    Like you had mentioned, it's a good idea to talk with your doctor (I' be curious as to what they say!), but it does seem like others have also experienced similar things before.

    Wishing you the best,
    Minel (Team Member)

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