Just want to throw this one out there. My Consultant said as far as I can remember (1st 6 months), that if your disease is under control, you should'nt have flares. Is that true? Is a flare a swollen joint? Can it be tiredness alone? Can it be achy joints. I would have thought a flare is an actual swollen/ inflammed joint? If your bloods are normal range can a joint swell? The damage that is done will always be sore sometimes if the joint is overused, but that is not flaring or is it? Can anyone define or explain? Hope this makes sense.