I was trying to provoke lupus symptoms for my ANA test by tanning, having a couple of drops of cats claw, having a fruit drink with 1200 mg vitamin C, eating spicy meat, and sugary brownies. I last tanned for 7 minutes the day before yesterday. Well, I did provoke something that showed up suddenly yesterday (after having two nights of chest pain). It was horrible!! Felt like I was going to have a stroke - nauseous, headache, weak, fatigued, but the worst part was the eye pain!! My eyes had never felt like that before!! They felt like tremendous pressure was on them - like they were going to explode or something - I can't really describe it very well, but I never want to feel that again. Made me wonder if I was going to end up losing my vision! Couldn't relieve it - just slept if off a few hours and when I woke up the eye pain was gone, thank God, and I could still see. Anyway, even though I had not tanned yesterday I had my ANA done anyway because I knew that after that experience, I was not going to tan today like I had planned to do, in fact, I'm done tanning!!! I'm a believer now of how bad it can get!!! If my ANA is negative after all this, I think I'll just cry!!! Whatever I have is definitely autoimmune-triggered and UV ray-triggered!
Has anyone else here ever had bad eye pain/pressure with a flare? Please let me hear from you if you have.