I HAVE LUPUS FOR MANY YEARS NOW, BUT JUST BEING TREATED FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS NOW. WHAT EXACTLY IS A FLARE UP. I MEAN THERE IS NOT ONE DAY THAT I FEEL GREAT. MAYBE GOOD ONE DAY OUT OF THE WEEK. IT HAS GOTTEN TO MY KIDNEYS AND MY JOINTS VERY BAD TO THE POINT OF DISFIGUREMENT, THOSE ARE THE 2 THINGS I HAVE SUFFERED WITH FOR MANY YEARS. I HAVE BEEN ITCHY ON MY HEAD AND MY LEGS AND HAVE THESE LITTLE SORES FROM SCRATCHING THOSE AREAS SO MUCH. MY BONES HAVE BEEN HURTING ME REAL BAD. MORE THAN THE NORM. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. ACTUALLY JOINT PAIN IS NOT SOMETHING I SUFFER WITH, BECAUSE I AM SO USED TO IT. AM I IN A FLARE UP RIGHT NOW? AM TAKING MY MEDS WHICH INCLUDE, PLAQUENIL, PERSANTINE WITH ASPIRIN AND COZAAR.SHOULD I CALL MY RHEUMATOLOGIST OR WAIT TIL MY APPOINTMENT IN MAY