As everyone knows, lupus acts up periodically and causes symptoms to appear or worsen. This is called a lupus flare. I'm wondering, do lupus antibodies increase during a flare? Is that what causes the flare in the first place?
And what is the connection between stress, immunity and antibodies? I've noticed that my lupus flares-up when I'm under stress. If I'm not stressed, I'm usually okay with just a little fatigue. When I'm stressed, I get severe joint inflammation and rashes.