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Triggers for Flares

Sometimes what we eat and certain things we do can trigger a flare. Do you know what triggers flares in your body?

  1. Yes garlic pasta sauce cheese mostly all spices and definitely all red sauces pickles lemons which are two of my favorites

    1. ,
      That has to be challenging, especially since they are some of your favorites.
      On a positive note, it's great that you are aware of your triggers and can prepare accordingly.
      Thanks so much for sharing. Be well, Doreen (Team Member)

    2. it’s always the things that we love the most isn’t it? Do you eat something else to replace those things? ~Racquel ~ lupus.net team member

  2. Lupus has made my intestines very sensitive to certain foods. One is sugar. I have been really good, but my husband took me out for breakfast the other day and I ordered a waffle to beef up my weight as I am 100 lbs. I put syrup on it and it took about 3 hours before it all ran out of me. I knew I was asking for trouble but wanted to see if just once wouldn't hurt. It did! I am on 20B live probiotics to keep my stomach digesting what I eat vs. ending up in the toilet in liquid form. Spices are the other no-no for me. Garlic especially.

    1. I'm so sorry you have had to deal with that buta it's good that you know now. So important to know.~Racquel~ lupus.net team member

    2. yes maple syrup our is not real pure mayple syrup
      They add fructose which is even worse
      Loving to cook and bring if Italian and French decent , avoiding garlic is brutal
      I make a mean escargot

  3. stress and the sun trigger my flares

    1. yes those are some of mines too. So frustrating. ~Racquel~ lupus.net team member

    2. bless your heart. Light of any kind and heat reak havoc on my body. I hope you have found ways to minimize your body's reaction.

  4. I'm still figuring out my triggers. One is the weather. A front is a nightmare. The other is tomatoes. It's the seeds and skin that get me. I grew all these wonderful San Marzano tomatoes this past summer and was in horrific pain. Learned my lesson. Nightshade family is the problem.

    1. , Tracking your triggers can be hard but is such an important thing to do. I'm glad you are starting to get to the bottom of it! Wishing you a flare free weekend!
      Gabby (team member)

    2. yes when those triggers create those flares it can be relentless too. Now that you know what have you replaced it with? ~Racquel~ lupus.net team member

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