How to Create a Flare Plan (in Under 60 Minutes)
Lupus is met with unpredictability, which often leads to stress and anxiety. Focus on what you can control in the meantime. A flare plan will allow you to organize everything ahead of time in case of an emergency. Learn the effective points of a flare plan and receive additional resources to get started.
- Cheri Perron, Board Member at the Lupus Foundation of America
- Dr. Belinda Birnbaum, Rheumatologist with the Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists Association
Start your flare plan today and use these templates to get started!
Need help getting started? Check out sample flare plans here.
What's your ER script?
Should you need to visit the ER, practice a script. It will help you stay focused during a chaotic and scary time. Thanks to Dr. Belinda Birnbaum for developing this script.
I am a ____ year old with lupus.
I have had lupus for ________ years.
I’ve had _________ (which organs? Skin, joint, lungs, heart, kidney, blood cells etc.) involvement in the past.
I also have _______________ diseases/problems. (Ex. Diabetes, asthma, depression, anxiety)
I’m currently taking __________________. (List medications, doses and any recent changes)
I am currently having _____________________ symptoms for ___________ hours/days etc.