Morning lovely Lupies. I am just wondering if anyone also has a flare up of their Lupus when you have a viral infection. I have been feeling dreadful for the last couple of weeks, increased pain, breathing difficulties and chronic fatigue. I have viral laryngitis at the moment and it has knocked me for six.
Flare up due to a viral infection : Morning lovely... - LUPUS UK
Yes yes yes. Did I say yes? Yes.
I hope you feel better soon. 💛
Oh yes! That is the main problem I have with lupus. The infection lasts much longer for me than for other people. I also feel unwell days before I realise that I have a viral infection. In contrast, my husband has only symptoms for a day or two. Working in a school makes it so hard because I am constantly fighting off something.
Viral infections seem to be the main trigger for me. I've had several massive flares in the last 15 years, and at least 3 of them were triggered by something 'flu-like' - with temperature, coughing, snotty nose, exhaustion etc. It's taken me a stupidly long time to recognise this pattern, but now that I have I am going to try to work out how to avoid it. I have a tendency to keep going and 'deny' illness (for example by continuing to swim in cold water even when I feel like death). I am going to try to address that behaviour in the interests of saving my kidney function...
Oh most definitely!!!! I am in my fifth week of being ill after laryngitis and a chest infection. I thought I was getting better yesterday so did a few bits round the house, by the evening I was in so much pain and so exhausted that I couldn’t even manage a shower before bed at 7.30. This morning I am so weak and washed out I have come back to bed. It’s ridiculous. Just got to ride it out.
Hope you feel better soon.