An MRI is useful for some people in diagnosing CNS lupus, but the only test that will give you the absolute truth about the disease is a spinal tap. CNS lupus can exist in the spinal cord, and not necessarily in the brain. So to have both an MRI and a spinal tap is important if CNS lupus is suspected.
But most of our brain fog, forgetfullness, shaking, etc,etc, is just plain old lupus. I can't remember the stats for how many people have CNS lupus compared to the general lupus population, but it's low. So, don't worry about this unless you have to!!! LOL.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus