I have been having back-to-back flare-ups for about a month now. I managed to go nearly a full week without one, and my cat told me that I was having a flare-up starting. I don’t think I have mentioned it on the blog, but she will come up to me and lightly bite me, about 24 hours prior to the noticeable part of the flare-up. She started doing this about a year ago, and she has been 100% accurate so far. The problem is that I don’t always listen to her and start my Prednisone regimen. The Pred does help enough for me to keep my sanity.
Back to the flare-ups. This one is the nasty creepy crawly flare-up, where my skin feels like I have goosebumps everywhere, but not just goosebumps, it is so much deeper, almost like bugs all over me, digging into my skin. Then comes the hot and cold spells. I will go from sweating profusely to freezing cold in seconds flat. I will stay cold all day and suddenly start to sweat while I’m just sitting there, doing nothing.
There are also these fun little tiny muscle movements all over my body like every little muscle is wanting to fire all at the same time. The movements are too small to notice visually, but I can feel them. Prednisone has no effect on this type of flare-up, so I just have to go with the flow and enjoy (yeah right) the ride. You go to love autoimmune diseases, fun times.