Pretty much everyone likes to travel. But sometimes it’s not as easy as it should be–for several reasons. For healthy people, traveling can sometimes be tiring, exhausting and hard to plan, but for someone living with a chronic illness it can be even harder. Take lupus patients as an example.
If you’re living with lupus, planning a trip can be tricky and take a few extra measures. Each trip needs to be very well planned when you are dealing with unpredictable symptoms. Even the stress of all the planing, can cause a flare. So to help you deal with that stress and make a getaway a little easier on you, check out this list of tips from Kellie “Hurricane” McRae:
1. Make sure you have all of your medications with you.
As much as we don’t like popping pills, staying on top of your regimen will help reduce the possibility of a flare, and the stress of trying to figure out where to go if you run out or forget them.
Besides stress, there are some other things that can trigger flares. For example, did you know that sugar might trigger a lupus flare?