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I have to say that weather is a large part of flare ups for me. But sleeping and stress play their parts in it also.
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My flareups can happen pretty much any time but weather changes from one extreme to another will make it worse. Not sleeping right is a definite problem too. Over do it physically and when I don't get any physical activity it will cause pain.
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Stress is definitely a factor as is being too sedentary - really!
From a Mayo Clinic article, Still's leads to arthritis, however, Still's can be episodic. Your triggers may be more affected by what triggers Still's episodes.
Weather changes trigger me too. Haven't noticed anything about food. Also, if I physically overdo it I pay the next few days..
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
So sorry about your diagnosis and I'm glad the medicine is giving you relief.
For me, (I have all over-body osteo, really acute; fibromyalgia; spinal stenosis; disk problems of every type....just to name a few)....my triggers are definitely weather related. Whenever the barometric pressure takes a dive or rises quickly - a flare-up is guaranteed. Also, lack of sleep. If I sleep poorly for a night or two (or sometimes stay up all night due to insomnia) - another flare-up guarantee.
I know stress plays a supporting part....so I try to keep stress out of my life as much as I can.
But for me, it's sudden weather changes, and lack of sleep.
"Finish each day, and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."
Happy is the day I'm pain-free
Gary Null has some interesting articles about arthritis... He mentions stress as well as some foods triggering flame-ups. He states that some who have arthritis were allergic to foods in the nightshade family..which should be avoided. He also recommends non-medicinal/home remedies. I don't know if any work...but they are worth a try.
My arthritis is a symptom of a chronic, rare disease I just got diagnosed with called Adult Onset Still's Disease. I just started taking Enbrel a couple weeks ago and I think it's working. I still have some pain, but I was able to work a full forty hour work week last week for the first time since this all spun out of control in February!
So I am new to this whole world of arthritis. I remember my second doctor's visit in March the doctor was talking about referring me to a rheumatologist and I had to ask him what a rheumatologist even was.
Here's my question for all of you: are there some classic signs or triggers that you're going to have a flare or a bad day, such as stress, particular foods, weather, etc? I know it will be different for everyone but I'm just interested in knowing what kind of things I should keep an eye out for.
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - Alice from Alice in Wonderland