I can separate the two out, the lupus pain and the fibro. Lupus is an illness I have had since I was young, so I can distinguish the pain. I have never been in remission long enough to feel better, so with lupus I have symptoms every day. I can only increase my steroids to bring the inflammation down. The problem for me is I can't take NSAID's, so I am stuck. The flares are different from fibro flares to me personally because with lupus I can actually feel my insides, brain and skin get more and more inflamed, and I can feel the increase of my symptoms. Lots more things happen, but this is a brief description. The whole of my system begins to flare up and I run high fevers. I am unable to function properly as I lose a lot of my ability to coordinate my body. With fibro I get the aching and muscle pain in definite places, so I know that the fibro is kicking off.
OK here is my own exercise regime. Please take care when trying this. This as I say is only something I devised for myself and it does help me. I am not advising you in any way medically, and I can't take responsibility for any broken limbs he he !! I need to say this so that I don't get into any trouble.
If you feel slightly dizzy, stop at once. Then if you feel like it, you can try again later. You will hear at first crunching, crackling and so on. Don't worry. This is because you are using parts of your body that are normally not used a lot. Gently is the keyword here.
All of these to be done - if you can - 5 times each, twice per day. Or failing that just as many as you can do comfortably.
Slowly lower your chin onto your chest, and bring it back slowly so you are then looking slightly up.
Slowly turn your head to "look" over your left shoulder. Repeat looking over your right shoulder. I personally go from left to right, rather than 5 times each side.
Slowly lower your left ear to your left shoulder. Repeat on the right side. Again left to right.
Hunch your shoulders up to your ears, gently let them drop.
If you can, after all of that he he, rotate your shoulders to loosen them up.
I know this is a full workout, so I don't know how you will fare. I can only do bits at a time, but it does feel looser in those places when I have done it. Even just doing your neck bit each day will help. As you do it more and more, you can definitely feel the ease coming through. It gets less tight in time. You have to try and do a bi each day though if you can. I know how hard that is, I don't always do as I recommend he he !!
I know I will try anything, so I hope that this might help in some small way.