I read your post. Stress can most definitely set you up for a flare. I know that it does me for sure. Try to alleviate as much stress as you can. Have you talked with your doctor about your problems with stress? The doctor may be able to prescribe a medication to help you cope with stress. I hope that you get to feeling better.
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.