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   Posted 2/13/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   

My dad was just diagnosed with Lupus earlier this week. He has been in the hospital since last Thursday & still is not back all the way mentally. He was just started on steroids less than 72 hours ago and they have done a bunch of neurology test and can not see anything that would make them believe that his memory will not come back in time. I was just looking to see if anyone experienced this or knew of anyone that had?

Thanks so much.

Post Edited (kmwinkle) : 2/13/2009 11:04:28 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/13/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi winkle !

Welcome to the forum. Lupus is a HUGE topic. Each of us has such a different experience, as lupus can affect most any part of the body.

So sorry to hear about your dad. The steroids 'can' work very quickly to help normalize things. But some flares just take a lot of time and trying different meds to help. I hope your dad is helped with the meds.

Can you tell us more about his symptoms before going to the hospital?? Did this come on suddenly or has he had issues for years? Sometimes there is an initial dx of Lupus or some other autoimmune disorder, and then they realize that there is more than lupus going on. It can take a while to really pinpoint where each symptom is coming from, but the treatments can be similar.

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   Posted 2/13/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi KM, sorry to hear about your dad, I pray he recovers quickly.
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   Posted 2/13/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
lupus does effect your memory and consentration.  I have had symptoms of lupus since 2001 but was not diagnosis until 2006.  I must tell you that since I have been on lupus drugs, my quality of life has gone from good to very poor.  They may help your father's inflammation, but they do not come without side effects and some are the same as lupus side effect.  My nerves in my bladder, hands, and feet have been damaged, all connected with my lupus.  Although I am on several drugs I am still in pain everyday, somedays worst than other.  I have taken Predisone, Methoprenisolone, Methotexate, Imuran, and  Plaquniel.  I forget simple things.  Words that I know how to spell.  I will keep your father in my prayer.  If you can afford organic food and vitamins, please try them.  I have had to stop mine because I am not working due to my health, but I miss them and they really made a difference in my life. tongue    All I can tell you is educate yourself about lupus and this website is wonderful because no one can understand your dads problems like people who have gone through or are going through what he is/will go through.  You understanding will help him so much with dealing the changes that lupus will do in his life. yeah
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