1. Identify triggers: infection/stressful situation.
2. Discuss a plan of action with your doctor.
3. One approach would be to adjust your medications temporarily
4. Balance periods of activity with periods of rest.
5. Have a plan to deal with your obligations.
6. Communicate with your family & friends.
7. Apply a hot or cold pack to inflamed joints.
8. Practice relaxation or mind-diversion techniques.