Ok so following on from a post I wrote yesterday, and apologies if I sound a little stupid but I think ive not been seeing the woods for the trees since all this started. I was saying that I was confused by the idea of a 'flare' as my symptoms started 15 months ago, gradually increased to various places around my body, and have pretty much remained constant as we havent found the right meds to get it under control yet. Hence a 'flare' made no sense to me as Ive felt Im in a continual flare. Another member wrote that they thought a 'flare' was when your everyday symptoms worsened. So if most days my pain is a 6/10 then, this would mean that when it because an 8/10 this is a 'flare'.
So now im thinking do most people have some symptoms all of the time even once those symptoms are controlled with the right meds. Kind of the meds just dampen everything down to varying degrees then when things worsen its a 'flare'? Or as I may have been mistakenly thinking...does being controlled by the meds mean no symptoms at all anymore on most days but occasional break throughs of symptoms and this is a flare??
If your head is now hurting Im truly sorry ...Im just trying to understand what having my RA controlled means and what a 'flare' is?? Anyone who got this far ... thanks and be interested in your views.