You might want to ask for a referral to a neuropsych for testing. Or not, as I found there wasn't really anything they could do to ameliorate the situation. But I found much comfort in knowing that something really was going on, that it wasn't my imagination and I wasn't going crazy... and yes, it can be much much more than simple brain fog.
For a time I couldn't carry on a conversation, I would loose my train of thought in the middle of a sentence, never mind forgetting what the whole conversation was about
. I couldn't even follow a 20-minute sitcom. I didn't drive for 2-3 years, I'd get disoriented at the end of my street where I've living for 30 years. I too was very high-profile, in fast-moving high tech industry, lost my business, my profession, and almost my self-respect.
Frankly, it sucked. Like I said, Cellcept was my miracle drug. Personally, I thought there was some inflammation in my brain and that the prednisone helped some as well, but no Dr or test supported that.
You might want to ask about
an anti-depressant or an anti-anxiety med. I never found an anti-d that helped me that much, but everyone's "mileage may vary". Remember depression is a chemical imbalance, not a moral weakness!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde