I've had MRI scans because of my stroke, but not for the fog. I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with that. I can understand how hard it must be on you. If it's any consolation, my grandfather, when he was about 40 years old, healthy as a horse, sprayed glue under his arms instead of his deoderant........ No joke. LOL!!! Your Lysol comment reminded me of that.
I know I have periods of time where I forget things that I clearly shouldn't be forgetting. And moments where I do goofy things that make my husband just shake his head.... It happens. I notice it more frequent when my Fibro is in a flare.
I think if you and your rheumy are wanting to investigate further why it's so extreme. She might look at whether you have some CNS lupus going on. An MRI, and a spinal tap is usually the forms of finding out whether you have that or not. I've never experienced a spinal tap. So I can't comment on what that is like.
Just remember, you've been through an awful lot in the last few months. Your body and mind might just be saying, "I need a break. I'm tired". I had some serious forgetful times about 1-2 months after my med allergy. I actually would mix up which pills go in the a.m. and which ones go in the p.m. I would get the doses wrong. I also would take the p.m meds in the morning and vice/versa. It was really scary. I ended up taking twice the dose of my anti anxiety/anti epilieptic med one night. I wasn't thinking clearly at all. My body was really struggling. I forced myself to throw up as soon as I realized what I had done. Puked those pills up right away. Then straightened myself out, with the help of my very scared husband. I'm so glad you have the health care coming to look after you on such a regular basis now.
So be kind to yourself Carol. The body will return to normal, but it will take time. This might just be a phase of recovery you have to go through. I don't know. Just thinking out loud!
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