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Have lupus.BAD fatigue& brain fog x2weeks.Rheum did labs,said your lupus looks great,ignored my fatigue.I'm normally active.This if affecting my life?

Have lupus.BAD fatigue& brain fog x2weeks.Rheum did labs,said your lupus looks great,ignored my fatigue.I'm normally active.This if affecting my life?

Ask again.: See your rheumatologist again and insist on help with your fatigue. If you are not happy with any doctor's advice or treatmet. consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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What causes the brain fog associated with sjogrens/lupus?

What causes the brain fog associated with sjogrens/lupus?

Generalized inflam: inflammation. This occurs in even the mildest autoimmune diseases such as PMR. Verifyable and monitorable with a simple sed rate. Steroids (but not NSAIDS!) ameliorate this effect of inflammation. (you can have direct brain effects by lupus; it is very severe and often stroke like.. but more than 'fog'). ...Read more

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+Lupus/sjogrens.Get days of bad brain fog,easy confusion,vision goes black for seconds.Other days fine.Affecting work..Normal neuro testing.MD baffled?

+Lupus/sjogrens.Get days of bad brain fog,easy confusion,vision goes black for seconds.Other days fine.Affecting work..Normal neuro testing.MD baffled?

Brain fog occurs: The term "brain fog" is used in many different contexts but it has applicability when discussing things such as Lupus, Sjogren's and their treatments. Other metabolic parameters should also be checked such as thyroids, B12, folate, (folic acid) Vit. D and then there are interventions that can be employed. If you'd like to set up a virtual consult contact me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDNFNR ...Read more

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I have lupus. Why do you think prednisone always helps my lightheadedness &brain fog? No exact cause of these symptoms has been found .

I have lupus. Why do you think prednisone always helps my lightheadedness &brain fog? No exact cause of these symptoms has been found .

?lupus cerebritis?: Lupus can involve brain directly and cause either low grade cognitive problems or even more severe delirium. Prednisone is both an immune modulator and anti-inflammatory, and subdues these sxs. However, there could also be underlying metabolic or chemical imbalances secondary to your regular meds or even the lupus, and that too might respond. ...Read more

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What can brain lesion and white matter changes mean in Sjögren's and lupus.numbness,confusion,tremor,headache,off balance,weakness,brain fog,brainzaps?

What can brain lesion and white matter changes mean in Sjögren's and lupus.numbness,confusion,tremor,headache,off balance,weakness,brain fog,brainzaps?

See your neurologist: Without looking at your actual brain scan, it's impossible to tell with certainty the cause or significance of an abnormality. Lupus cerebritis can put white spots on the brain. More importantly, how are lupus and Sjogren's affecting your daily life? The key is improving your quality of life, not treating the appearance of your brain scan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Had neg neuro work-up.I up my prednisone during episodes&?

Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Had neg neuro work-up.I up my prednisone during episodes&?

Brain inflammation: If your doctor has prescribed the Prednisone and directed you to increase your dose during these episodes, yes you would follow directions. If not sure about this, please contact your physician and ask. ...Read more

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Does prednisone have any negative interactions with adderall and would you think that adderall would be a good fit for someone with Lupus (SLE) with dibilitating fatigue/brain fog?

Does prednisone have any negative interactions with adderall and would you think that adderall would be a good fit for someone with Lupus (SLE) with dibilitating fatigue/brain fog?

Yes: Prednisone type of drug enhances one's response to stimulants such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) when given in high enough dose. Whether it is good for someone with SLE depends on what the problem is . You really need to discuss with your rheumatologist about the pros and cons on various treatment option. It is not whether it is good or bad but what is needed to control your illness. ...Read more

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Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Neg neuro work-up.Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve.Lupus cerebritis still likely?

Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Neg neuro work-up.Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve.Lupus cerebritis still likely?

Rheumatologist: You must be seeing a physician for this condition. Have them consider consultation with a neurologist. While on steroids you are at significantly greater risk for central nervous system and other infections. Cannot advise more without knowing your full medical history. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lupus and a negative ANA? muscle, pain, swillwn nodes, rash, brain fog on and off for 8 yrs Negative for HIV, lymes, cancers.

Yes: Yes, there is a term called "seronegative spondyloarthropathies" and all it really means is a group of disorders that act like inflamnatory arthritic conditions, but there blood tests are negative. Many patients in this group will ultimately "convert" years later when their blood tests turn positive. This includes people who are later diagnosed with RA and Lupus, among others. ...Read more

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