I am really struggling with this flare. Every one of my symptoms is showing up full throttle; pain, fatigue, asthma, skin rashes, gastro issues, hair falling out, and finally, a lovely mouth ulcer. That is usually the sign that I am past the mark of a brief flare, and heading into a deep, long flare. I think I am starting to see a pattern, the summer is definitely not my friend anymore and managing in the hot months is going to take a different approach.
I am trying not to freak out and remember that all flares, regardless of their intensity and length, are TEMPORARY. Even if it lasts all summer again, it will eventually end. So for now, I am going to rest when I am tired, stay out of the heat, drink lots of water, and continue my focus of a peace seeking summer.
On that note, I could really use some positive thoughts to influence my day and week.
I hope you are all feeling well, and if you are not, I am sending you gentle hugs. ❤