Just a quick question. I’ve just had what I suspect is my first really bad flare since finding out I have lupus. Ouch !!!
Does anybody else get a really severe headache when they have a flare? I’ve had headaches and I’ve had migraines, but this thing was in a league of it’s own. My head was pulsating constantly and then it felt like it was going into spasm - I don’t even know if that’s possible but that is the only way I know how to describe it. When I laid down I had a horrible whooshing in my ears and my head went really tight and as if it were full of pressure. Has anybody else experienced this before?
My inflammatory markers were up and I had a lot of back, side and chest pain too.
I’ve had flares and bad days before but nothing like this. I know I’ve been doing too much and I’m still in the process of trying to get over my stubbornness of ‘I can still do everything I did before’ but I don’t ever want to feel like that again.
Any suggestions on pain relief that works will be greatly appreciated. I’m allergic to NSAID and don’t do too well with strong painkillers - they make me feel really nauseated. The anti sickness tables the doc gave me help a little but the drunk feeling that accompanies my stronger pain meds is not very nice either.
Thank you n advance