Can having a cold cause a flare

Hi I am on 5mg of pred and 10mg of Leflunomide a day, since starting Leflunomide 3mths ago I can't believe the difference in the swelling of my knees,ankles,legs and feet, still get some stiffness in thighs,hips,buttocks,arms and shoulders, stared a cold 3days ago well I just ache all over with pain and stiffness, could my cold have caused all this pain again, thank you for any replys. Val

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  • It's possible - some people find an infection makes their symptoms worse.

  • Ditto! Anything that puts extra stress on your body can make things worse.

  • Thank you first cold I have had in a long time, just starting to feel better, Val

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