Yes, yes and yes.
Lupus can have neurological effects and short term memory and concentration are the most common. I also find myself less able to handle stress and I believe that is related as well. We all refer to it as lupus brain or lupus fog...sounds more colorful but it is a challenge.
You are not imagining your condition. I was in a rehab hospital for a long time and as part of the evaluation was tested for cognitive problems. Thought it was silly until I got the results. It has improved slowly over the past 3 years but it is still a problem.
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