The signs and symptoms of lupus can vary from one person to the next, and some are more common than others.
Symptoms may develop suddenly or slowly, and they may come and go. Symptoms may occur with a lupus flare, but some, like dry eyes and fatigue, can occur even during remission when flares have settled down. Many people with lupus describe certain experiences or exposures — “triggers” — that bring on symptoms.
Avoiding or preparing as well as possible for situations and exposures that can trigger a lupus flare is an important part of managing the disease. Your care team can also recommend medications, tailored to your particular needs, that will help keep symptoms in check or slow any disease progress that might occur.
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