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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Flare ups

Hi everyone! Ive seen my consultant today and she was talking about some ppl have flares ups quite far apart, like once every six months? I get flare ups every bloomin week! Always have done!

How often does every one else have flare ups? (Not just normal arthritis pain, i mean when its properly active and swollen, hot etc)

Hope everyone is well! Or as well as can be expected : )

xx
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: paul

Subject: Re: Flare ups

I get at least one bad flare up a week, but i do know some people where they don't get any for over a month.
I find i flare up when stressed be it at work or commuting to work or if i try and do to much exercising or chores around the house.

regards

Paul
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: valh

Subject: Re: Flare ups

hi not sure how often just getting over the one had last week but think it monthly
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: Flare ups

b4 i Started Enbrel, every week, Like Val really, finish one t5o go onto another, well, almost like a continous flare up for a month!, then a week of 'freedom kinda' and then Boom, another bliddy Flare up! BUT since having combined therapy of MTX and Enbrel, the flare ups r less, say every 3 months, hoever, still get pain that I live with daily, so confusing really, I go by if Im bedriden, then that isd a flare up, sometimes I can just have a couplke Bad days in bed, tha I call a Mini flare up....hope that kinda helps
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Flare ups

got the hump, what with my painful neck, back and upper spine, and left knee that keeps giving way and sore today, ŽI cant even eat now, everytime i eat a something bland, pain...it seems its from the gall bladder(from what ive read) cos my hospital jusst gave me a low fat diet sheet, and everything they put on it to avoid, I already do....got my appt brought forward to 29th March for surgeon, and by god, am I goona get him to remove this GB.... im starving, and scared to eat now! ive had enuff.... have a gr8 weekend guys and gals x
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: louloubelle

Subject: Re: Flare ups

when i was in my teens i'd have really bad flare ups once every six months. since i started enbrel the flare ups have been vey mild but I generally have a good month, then a week long flare up and then another good month and so on.
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Flare ups

Oh Jill that sounds miserable, what have the docs said about you not being able to eat? Thank god its been brought forward. Maybe they'll put you on the urgent list so you can have it done quicker?
Big hugs : )
xx
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Flare ups

Its crazy how everyone is so different yet its still the same old arthritis
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Flare ups

Hi guys I have pa and have a flare up that lasts for 10 to 14 days, then I am ok, apart from the stiffnes and the aches. Then I will get another flare up 2 to 3 weeks later... tcx
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Date: 20.03.2010
From: jen

Subject: Re: Flare ups

hmm my 'swelling' joints are in my right hand fingers.. i guess every 5-6 weeks? it tends to be different fingers. at the start of feb it was my pointer finger, and yesterday my middle. weird. it's early days for me tho, going on treatment next week so hopefully will make the flare ups even less..
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Date: 20.03.2010
From: paula

Subject: Re: Flare ups

Hi all I got diagnosed in march last year. I couldn't even walk at first I lost my job as I could not stand up all day. the past few months have been ok until i started a new job last week I cant even stand up and walking home kills me. I dont no what to do as I need the money from this job and couldn't possibly leave. I was thinking about buying some trainers but not sure which ones to buy. could anybody help me
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Date: 20.03.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: Flare ups

Hi Paula, My heart goes out to u, also a Big Welcome to this ggreat forum, first of all, b4 any of us can give u any decent advice or tips, r u on any painkillers? of so what type, also r u on any Immune suppressants? like MTX ? and when did u last see your rhumatologist?, once we know those answers, we can help u better, there is a lot of knowledge amongsts us all in this forum, that I know cld help u or give u some tips, but we need more info than u have given us....gotta be honest, if u r on your feet all day, I guedss a good pair of Trainers wld be helpful, but how helpful, who knows? cos if its the Arthritis in your feet that is causing the pain, no new trainerrs will help, only the painkillers will, to a certain extent..... look forward to your reply and get to support nd help u soon

tc Jill
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Date: 20.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Flare ups

I got some decent supportive trainers/walking shoes and ive managed to get some relief from them. Do you claim DLA Paula?
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Date: 24.03.2010
From: minnie

Subject: Re: Flare ups

I had a flare up a few weeks backs, my knee was so swollen I could not walk to the loo.. get out of bed or get dress, brush my teeth.. I finally saw the RA nurse, and they drain my knee, gave me a steriod shot.. its better now, but its not going to last long, caz when i have flare up they last for almost a year..
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Date: 24.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Flare ups

Hi Minnie! A year?! Thats terrible, how long do you get in between flare ups? A few weeks?
Where have ya got RA?

Hope your well : )
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