Brain Fog

Some of us with lupus are familiar with the loosely termed “brain fog” that can be associated with having lupus. This  is a neurological element of the illness that can affect how we process, remember and focus on information.

lupus fogThe good news is that in lupus “brain fog”  isn’t a permanent or deteriorating condition and as with many other symptoms of lupus, it can come and go. However, whilst we may joke about having “loopy” moments, it can sometimes be very frustrating; affecting our confidence, how we interact with others and how well we are able to function in our daily lives. The symptoms of  “Brain fog” can vary from person to person, but common problems it can cause are:

  •  forgetfulness
  • lack of concentration
  • lack of coordination
  • difficulty processing information

Brain fog can also be caused by other conditions and some of the medications we may take, so if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms then it ‘s important to discuss it with your GP.

This is a list of useful tips that were drawn up by an American Lupus group from Portland, Oregon, called Molly’s Fund . They have kindly let us share this information with our group (our thanks go to Karrie Sundbom who put them together and wrote this article on “Brain Fog” ).

If you’d like to learn more about how lupus can affect the brain, then you may be interested to know that Professor Davies will be coming to talk to the group about this subject later this year- 11.00am on 6th December 2013- venue TBC.