Typical symptoms of a rheumatoid arthritis flare-up can include:
- An increase in joint pain
- Tender joints
- Low mood
- A general feeling of being unwell
- Night sweats or fever
- Weight loss.
A flare-up can last anywhere between a few hours to several days or weeks.
Just before a flare, it’s commonplace to experience fatigue and the sense that something is “not quite right”.
During an episode, symptoms tend to increase until it reaches its crescendo, and then symptoms lessen from that point forward.