July 12, 2018
Mary Sophia Hawks
July 23, 2018
Hi Alesandra! Good question. Most management of my triggers involves avoiding the triggers. So, I take medicine that helps me sleep, because lack of sleep will put me into a flare. I try not to overdo, and listen to my body when it says to rest. When I do have a flare, it is significant, and involves RA and fibromyalgia symptoms. (everything hurts!) For me, the best treatment for a flare is a steroid injection and rest. I tolerate steroid injections better than oral steroids.
I have learned to say "no" when I need to, even though I would like to say "yes"
Hope this helps.
August 19, 2018
Great Question for me. I underwent a knee replacement and the therapy often causes flares and then my progress is delayed in regards to my therapy. RA and PT are in conflict. I feel desperate to find a way to get through this therapy without a flare. I really liked hearing the community answer, I gave me some thoughts to share with my RA Dr..I would appreciate any other advice that might be out there.
Monica Y. Sengupta
August 19, 2018
Hey SharonTurlington! Thank you so much for sharing!!! I am in Physical Therapy now too and it's been a long process because just like you said the therapy brings on flares. I thought you might enjoy these two articles on "flare action plans" https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/flare-action-plan-one/ and https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/flare-action-plan/. I know mine needs work so I will keep checking back on this thread to hear everyone's ideas!
All the best and good luck with the rest of your PT! ~Monica