I read a lot about lupus flares. I started experiencing symptoms just over two year ago though with the benefit of hindsight there may have been earlier signs that fit the picture. I was finally diagnosed 6 weeks ago although treatment started with steroids 6 months ago. i am now on hydroxychloroquine amongst others. In that two years, I have gone from a fit capable mum with a part time job to a mere shadow of myself. Lupus has moved across me like an eclipse. I feel like it has been and continues to be one big relentless flare. Is there any hope that one day it will subside from this, or is this how it is for some people?