Working too hard/can't think

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Butterflake
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   Posted 7/26/2007 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone. Besides working full time, I've been working way too hard getting my house ready to sell.  I'm flaring and all the physical work has of course made it much worse.  I'm meeting with a realtor Monday, so after this weekend I should be able to relax a little.  What concerns me most is that I continue to have extreme brain fog and confusion.  I have a neurology appointment (that my rheumatologist made for me) on Aug 7.  I'm sure lots of you have had appts and just kept telling yourself to "hang on, not much longer until my appointment."  That's where I am.  I can barely stand the fog.   
Dx: SLE diagnosed 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac,  celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, arthritis tylenol  PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
             Better living through chemistry :D    Donna
 


monkeyme
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   Posted 7/26/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I can remember once laying on my sofa, feeling as if I was going to die before my appointment arrived and having to calm myself down and get through it 5 minutes at a time. Ugh.

Maybe when you relax, and rest up the fog will get better. Is the Realtor coming to your house?

Something I do when I absolutely have to do something that is taxing, is to move slowly. Think slowly on purpose. Breath slowly. Just make myself be as calm and quiet inside my body as possible. It helps me avoid some of the effects of lupus and fibro I think. Even though I might HAVE to be doing something, I do it in as quiet and calm way that I can.

Maybe you can call the neuro and ask them to get you in quicker if possible?

I always give that a try : )

Hope you are able to rest up soon.

Darlene
Chronic Fatigue 1990 * Migraines 1990 * Restless Legs 1995 * Fibromyalgia 2001 * UCTD/probable Lupus 2007* Clostridium Difficile 3/07


okie
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   Posted 7/26/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Donna, I'm sorry sweetie, It sounds like you have alot on your plate. When I sold my house it was extremely stressful. Like darlene said maybe if you try to relax a little it will help the fog. Somtimes even healthy people get in a fog when they are overwhelmed with stuff. The brain can only take so much stress. Hopfully once you are done with the realitor you can relax a little. Good luck with the appt: I hope they it helps you to get to the bottom of this.
love
carol
God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax.5mg
 
When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.
 
 
 


Butterflake
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   Posted 7/26/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Darlene and Carol.  Darlene that's some great advice.  Think slow down.  I really need to do that.  I also need to calm down about the neuro appt.  I'm not going to die from brain fog, nor is the embarrassment going to kill me. I can get myself soooo worked up over flares etc.  Yes the pain is really bad, yes I feel like dog pooh, yes my brain isn't working worth a hoot (yes, I've had to retype some of these words several times), but I'm not going to die.  My case of lupus sucks, but many of you have it worse than I do. Thanks again ladies.    

Dx: SLE diagnosed 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac,  celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, arthritis tylenol  PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
             Better living through chemistry :D    Donna
 


cured4real?
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   Posted 7/28/2007 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean, butterflake. Then I get to the doctor and I'm like duh, why am I here again? I have to write things down and prep the night before for appts to make sure I have all my labs and stuff for the doc. You know, I used to get lost finding my desk everyday, everyone joked about it, I was the nerd who was so focused I couldn't see two feet in front of me. I think the realtors need to work. Wouldn't it be great if when the realtor said, you need to fix this and this and this, you could just say, why don't you do it, if you don't like it? LOL. I've had some realtors that would think it a major chore to put an air freshener in an empty home to sell it. But soon it will be over, I sound like you. My brain is bad and right now I'm writing a fiction story about some people sailing through the fog in a canoe and I feel like they represent my thoughts or ideas, slowly emerging through the pea soup. My remedy is not healthy, I'm a coffee achiever, but if it can get me through a day or two where I need to be cognizant. Otherwise, I just put on my bell-bottoms and headband and do my Cheech imitation. People probably think I'm a big burnout, but no, nothing so tawdry or glamourous, just illness. Lately, most of my ideas are up in smoke before I can really get a grasp on them.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


okie
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   Posted 8/1/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Just checking on ya Donna, Did you get thru the realtor this weekend? How's the brain fog going? I hope you are getting some rest. You have an awful lot going on in your life. That alone can cause a fog. Brain overload! I hope you had a good meeting the realtor and you can step back from it all a little
love
carol
God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax.5mg
 
When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.
 
 
 

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