Hey there Karenboss -
When I first began to get sick, my flares would be every several months, lasting a few days. As time went on, they happened much more frequently, and lasted longer. Currently, I would say that Im in a flare more than not, I had a great run last year from end of Sept til mid-December - AWESOME! But I would say that I alsomst always have fatigue, joint point, muscle pain, etc and then I get more serious flares ON TOP of that (the last three affected lungs, kidneys and CNS - respectively). As someone said, flares are very individualized and can vary from one every five years, to a continual-type flare.
Does that make sense? LOL - Its great youre still able to work and such - Ive been unable to do that since the beginning of 2008. But overdoing it can set my body off terrible. I think the best we can do is avoid the triggers, take care of ourselves and listen to our bodies if they need rest and de-stressing.
Hope this helps!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7