I have both MS and lupus and I go to a neurologist for my ms. He is the one who also discovered that I also have lupus. But we never discuss the lupus so I am wondering if it is dormant or something. I have been having back to back UTI”s which in turn causes a ms flare for me every freaking time. Looks like an urologist is the next specialist on my list of docs. Sorry, i’m getting off subject here. But I’ve looked up the symptoms for lupus flare and ms flares and they both have a lot of similar symptoms. So I ask the nurse and she said it was hard to tell the difference. Gee thanks for the help. I’ve been having some kind of flare for 6 months now. Fevers, dbl vision, stumbling around like a drunk, awful joint pain in my back, hips (just a lil) and terrible amount in both knees and one has been replaced. I never knew an artificial joint could hurt so bad. Brain fog galore. I do really weird things mostly at night during sleep but sometimes in the day I think it may be dementia. I’ve got up in the morn and found all the coffee cups in the garbage can. One night I woke up and found myself with a pair of kitchen shears trying to cut butcher knifes apart at the handle. Once night my dad watched me as I walked around the house using my moms walker then ramming it into the wall – back and forth – really hard then stopping suddenly and stood staring at the wall for about 20 minutes. Finally my dad ask me what I was doing and I remember saying I don’t know and I sat down and went to sleep. It is something new, weird and creepy every day. Sorry strayed from the subject again. Does anyone think I should be seeing a rheumatologist also and does anyone have any idea how to tell the difference between ms and lupus flares. Sure would appreciate any opinions you have to share.