This is one of the great mysteries of my life. I am not entirely sure what sets off my flares. There are some really obvious things like too much travel, not enough sleep and stress. But then there are other times where I really can’t say what is causing it to kick off. I suspect that there is a lot to do with diet, but I haven’t been able to pinpoint what exacerbates my symptoms. I am trying to cut down on the wheat products because my digestion isn’t that great and I notice a difference when I consume wheat products for sure.
I also am in a constant state of fear that I am about to have a flare. I do tend to notice that I start to feel dizzy and foggy when I am in the danger zone. I start to feel tired and zoned out. I have trouble concentrating. The other big one is getting splitting headaches and some swollen glands. When all of this starts to come together, I try to make sure to get a lot of rest and drink tons of water.
What kicks off your lupus flares? Have you had any issues with certain foods? Would love to hear from people.