Long lasting flares?

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Hi all.. How long do your flares usually last? Are they roughly the same time every month? Or a lot less flares than that? Lol sorry about all the ??'s xx

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    Hello. I have been in one since middle of November which prompted my diagnoses. Ive had a steroid injection which has helped with stiffness but thats all. Ive read they can

    last one day up to 18months. Hope u are ok. X x

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    Hi Rose,

    I hate to say it, but I've generally been flared up for 2 years now. I was diagnosed last September, but I was having pain for a year a half prior to that. I haven't really had a day of no pain or no fatigue for 2 years now. sad I'm hoping when i start my clinical trial with Enbrel in a couple of months it will help me a lot. I'm on Methotrexate now (new Rheumy changed me to MTX from Leflunomide a few weeks ago) and that stuff is making me nauseous and extra tired. (sigh...)

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    Hi, my flares can come one day and be gone the next but on the other hand they can sometimes last for a week.  My rheumatologist said that I probably have a high threshold of pain (misdiagnosed for 10+ years) so what I describe as a 'good day' is probably painful for the 'norm'.   I'm just over a year into medication (sulfasalazine) and my flares are definitly less than they were before my diagnosis (my life felt like one big flare before). There's no pattern with me, I've not figured out what could possibly be triggering the flares either (if anything). Sorry, i've probably not really helped much.
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