I joined this group yesterday after experiencing my worst flare ever. I woke up yesterday feeling tired and achy. I had made plans for lunch with a friend, so I rested in the morning before going to meet her. It was a new restaurant with a tasting menu, so we both had the same things. We had planned to go to a movie afterwards, but we were both feeling very tired and decided to just go home. I took the Metro and felt like I would not have the energy to make it home. On the way, the fever and chills had already begun. Every joint in my body ached terribly. I didn't move from the sofa all evening except to go to the bathroom. I have never had diarrhea with a flare, which made me think that it could be food poisoning. After checking in with my friend, sure enough she was also sick (although she did not have the all-over pain that I did). As we both have immune issues (she is diabetic), perhaps we were more susceptible to whatever food-borne pathogen did this to us. I will let the restaurant know about this.
I was just wondering whether food poisoning symptoms are worse in people with PsA. Has anyone experienced this?