I can't answer for the others in here about the flares, because everyone is different. When I go into a flare, my joints get very inflamed and painful, I get a severe headache, my whitecell count drops, my sedrate goes up and I get the rashes etc. I have a severe sensitivity to the sun and boy that will set a flare off in me big time. I hope that this helps.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.