I’m a newbie on this site but I have to say that so far, I’ve really enjoyed reading about everyone’s experiences and am so grateful for all of your insights! I’m curious as to what you would call a flare? My RA is mild-moderate in degree and I’m having a difficult time figuring out when I’m flaring. As a 52 year old who’s been used to being very active, my last five years have slowed down quite dramatically due to pain. Not the punch you in the gut kind of pain, but rather the gnawing relentless kind of pain. I’m not sure if I ever have times without that continuous ache, but am not sure if it’s my age or my RA. (I’ve been diagnosed since June 2016 and have no visible swelling, but sharp joint pain at times.) please if you can, describe what you would call a “flare” please.