Mild memory loss, trouble concentrating, and
errors in insight and judgment.
Headaches, which are common but are
usually related to stress and tension.
Migraine headaches occur in many people who have
Nervous system problems that cause vision disturbance,
dizziness, muscle weakness in the face, arms, or legs, or loss of temperature
or pain sensation in the feet, hands, arms, or legs (cranial or
Seizures. They may be caused by problems with blood
pressure, infections, or inflammation in blood vessels in the
Psychosis, a mental-behavioral disorder in which a
person may have delusions (firmly held but false beliefs) or hallucinations
(false perceptions) or both, is seen in some people who have lupus. It can be caused by the
disease or by medicines such as tranquilizers, corticosteroids, or narcotic
Manic behavior, including unusually high levels of
energy and activity, difficulty sleeping, and irritability, can occur as a
corticosteroid treatment for lupus. It is usually not
serious and goes away when the medicine is discontinued.
Digestive system problems
Problems in the digestive
system are not common with lupus but may include:
Abdominal (belly) pain, often with nausea and