Brain Fog and Lupus

Posted on March 08, 2018

Do you feel exhausted or want to sleep all the time? People with lupus experience "brain fog," or cognitive symptoms which result from fatigue. Getting social support from others who know what you are going through is a great way to learn strategies for managing these cognitive symptoms or tips for explaining brain fog to others.

On MyLupusTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with lupus, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Brain fog is one of the 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about brain fog:

How do you deal with memory loss?

I'll be asked to do something and 2 minutes later, I've completely forgotten. Is this a flare? Or something permanent?

How do you explain brain fog to others who just don’t seem to get it?

Here are some conversations about brain fog:

How many of you get constant brain fog? If I don't get my words out, poof, they are gone!

The things that used to come easily to me are now a major undertaking.

My brain is fried. I think I would rather put up with physical pain and have my brain...

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyLupusTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Also have CFIDS (chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrone). Similar symptoms but many definitive characteristics. Doc went to conference, came back… read more

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