I have noticed on this forum and some others , most folk are really struggling at the moment with worsening flares.
I remember reading somewhere that atmospheric mould was really bad for us , so maybe we all rent out some jumbos and fly to the south of France and live in a commune over Christmas!
Seriously it is just so miserable to be feeling rubbish with Christmas arriving too. Yes it is easy to push yourself to doing too much but I think we all know how to pace things and there is so much cheery and positive about Christmas time.
My autoimmune problems began almost fifty years ago as a young child with sore joints and recurrent UTIs and kidney pain. Recently after about four years of steroids despite lots of other symptoms, especially gastric, neuro etc ,at least my UTIs were at last infrequent . I previously was on almost permanent antibiotics for years but they seemed at last under control .
As soon as autumn's first leaf fell it has all come back with avengence.
I am having constant kidney pain, lack of flow nausea and shivering. Last week I had a whole five day course of Ciprofloxacin , better for one day then back it came. So now I am resigned to another spell of these nasty antibiotics. They go for my tendons.
Everything else is jumping in too and despite a large depot medrol injection only four weeks ago I have had to increase the oral steroids also.
I just realised others were having tough times too, but to be honest if it is increased mould I really don't know what we do about it.
Our house is well ventilated and warm so maybe it's just the way the cookie crumbles for us all chronic illness veterans on here!
Keep cosy and away from leaves! X