Does anyone have flares come on out of the blue, part way through the day?

I’m used to my flares being relatively gradual, but today, around lunchtime back pain went from 0-7 and stayed there. Fatigue is high, too. Caught me off guard! I was only diagnosed 8 months ago, so still trying to figure it all out… Thanks! Allison


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  • GCM
    5 days ago

    Mine are always out of the blue; one minute I am fine….the next minute I have a flare! Sad to say the flare doesn’t go away that quickly however. Best wishes!

  • VickiN moderator
    4 months ago

    Oh my, Allison! What an unexpected (and unwelcome) midday surprise! It can be really individual. For some, flares hit out of the blue, and for others there are warning signs. It’s possible that as you become more familiar with your flare cycles you’ll start to notice warning signs too. One of our contributors discusses hers here, if you’re interested:
    https://psoriatic-arthritis.com/living/top-5-flare-signs-how-my-family-knows/
    Because this is the first time you’re experiencing this, we would definitely recommend a quick check in with your Rheumatologist/Doctor, just to be on the safe side!
    Sending a gentle hug that the storm passes soon,
    -Victoria, Community Moderator

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