I had a post about this a little further back. It's probably on the 2nd or 3rd page. Take a look. I had the non-rash itching with the lupus flares. Mine seemed to be brought on by hormones.
Totally symptom free is usually not what happens, but there should be nothing in the way of new symptoms and the old ones should be much improved on meds. You will still have some fatigue, aches and pains and need to pace your activities. Some flares especially skin ones often go much quicker and arent as severe when your lupus is under good control.Does it mean that when you are not in a flare that you should be symptom free?