There are many levels of brain fog, it can get to be quite significant.
For almost 2 years I didn't drive, as even thou I've lived in the same place for over 30 years I'd look around at the end of the street and feel totally disoriented -- not recognizing anything. I couldn't follow a conversation or even a sit-com. I'd try to talk and forget my train of thought before I'd get to the middle of the sentence -- or forget the word and get so busy searching for the word I'd forget the sentence. Lost my career and lots of other things because of it. I had some neuropsych testing done and the results showed measurable loss of function. In terms easy for the layman to understand - the tests showed an IQ loss of 15-20 points.
When I say that Cellcept was my miracle drug, that is what I'm talking about
. My brain is back to being closer to normal - however I can very easily regress -- skip a meal, forget a med, have insomnia -- and I'm back to stumbling along. Sometimes I can get thru by slowing down and concentrating more, sometimes I just have to let it be...but the great news is I can feel mostly ok by following the basics. Once you have lupus, they are VERY important!
So overall, I'd say keep track of what's happening, keep an eye on the sleep, food, and meds -- and if things start to get worse, check in with your Dr immediately...it can be helped!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde