What was the question? Oh yeah, forgetfulness.
Cognitive problems are common with lupus and can involve many aspects. Also, some meds like prednisone can also cause problems....so take your pick. The fatigue you feel is also probably caused by lupus and is neurological in origin.
In my case, fatigue, short term memory loss, and concentration are the most apparent. Also, I do not cope as well with certain types of stressful situations. Often I cannot remember a word that I have used my entire life....it is as if someone has torn out pages in my mental dictionary.
It has gotten better as lupus and my other auto immune diseases have come under control and I have gotten physically stronger but there is no question that I am not the person I was 3 years ago in those areas. I did have formal testing when I was in a rehab hospital so it is not my imagination and I have had discussions since with a neuro psychologist who tried to explain how all that works.
You are not going crazy and most of us have a problem to some degree. Call it lupus fog whatever the origin.
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's esophagus.
Meds: prednisone 5mg, 50mg imuran, Lotrel 40/5mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller