Just wanted to say I have written a short blog post on my website regarding lupus and premenstrual flares
I often get quite ill, with fevers and intense joint pain, for the 4 days before my period and I wanted to find out if there was any research in the area. Apparently it is very common to have pre-menstrual flares. I've become used to it now after 10 years. For me it helps to know these things as it means I can plan more - and make sure that I have nothing high-pressure or stressful in my diary at that time. I think this kind of knowledge is empowering and helps me to get the best out of my life.
All the best