Low Processing skills?

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couchtater
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   Posted 1/5/2013 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a psychological evaluation done a few months ago and I just reread it.
It said I had above average IQ but was in the low 14% of processing skills.
This frustrates me because I used to be a teacher! mad
I wonder if Lupus is doing this to me? confused
 
I admit I've been having more and more trouble understanding people and figuring out problems. I can't seem to hold a thought for very long either. For example I've been playing this computer game where I have to search through several areas to find things I need to accomplice a task. Sometimes it will give me a set of numbers to remember. I can't seem to retain these numbers long enough to return to the section of the task. My 13 yr old niece has been playing the game with me some and I ask her to write down the numbers for me. When she calls them back to me I can't seem to hold on to the number long enough to type it in! smhair
 
This is very frustating to me! mad
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

tenXmom
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   Posted 1/6/2013 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if mine is Lupus, AIH, or prednisone but I understand your frustration Joy

I find I have more problems with verbal than text and sometimes I just look at my husband or offspring and blink in confusion.

Before my lupus diagnoses my rhumey told me that I could have a better life, she hasn't said it since and that frightens me

Sometimes I realize I'm not really concentrating, more going through the motions while thinking about other things, and a deep breath and really thinking about only one thing at a time helps
Laura aka tenXmom
AIH - Lupus - RA

couchtater
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   Posted 1/6/2013 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a very scary moment the other day. I was driving my nieces to visit the Georgia Guidestones and I kind of phased out and forgot I was driving!
My oldest niece screamed and I realized I was running off the road on a curve. I was able to right the car quickly without going fully off or hurting us, but it frighten me something terrible.
I've always been an excellent driver, never a wreck or speeding ticket. But I'm getting to notice I'm having more and more of these little spells.
I don't think it's the pain killers because I try to avoid taking them as much as possible and the strongest one I'm on is tramadol.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Zebra2014
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   Posted 1/13/2013 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Joy -
 
Has your rheumy ruled out CNS Lupus?
 
I just wonder if your central nervous system is being attacked, and if so, I am hoping there is treatment available to slow it down. :-(
 
My very best wishes,
Nina

couchtater
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   Posted 1/13/2013 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't told him about the almost accident yet. I see him in two weeks.

I'm hoping it's just a fog moment and not CNS. (fingers double crossed)
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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