Lupus Fog and Memory Problems

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Having lupus fog can be terribly discouraging. It can undermine your confidence and even your sense of self, Orosz says. It’s important to remember that it's not you. Lupus fog is just another lupus symptom -- like achy joints or facial rash.

Don't despair and don't settle for the symptoms. Talk to your doctor and see if you can get a referral to someone who specializes in treating lupus fog. The right treatments will help you feel better and more confident again.

WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on December 15, 2010

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Bonnie Lee Bermas, MD, director, Center for Lupus, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Carey L. Busch, MA, assistant director of Disability Services, Office of Institutional Equity, Ohio University; cofounder of NavigateLupusFog.org.

Dawn Isherwood, RN, House Educator, Lupus Foundation of America.

Janet Foley Orosz, PhD, cofounder of NavigateLupusFog.org.

Lisa Fitzgerald, MD, rheumatologist, Lupus Center of Excellence at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Robert Katz, MD, associate professor of medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago.

Hospital for Special Surgery.

Lupus Foundation of America.

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