I'm flaring at the moment. I'm trying to get my head around how lupus affects the nervous system (is it CNS lupus?). My symptoms are:
- dizziness/vertigo/feeling drunk and swaying and staggering about
- slurring my words
- brain fog
- various types of nerve pain but particularly SFN (small fibre neuropathy) where the skin feels painful to touch
- burning tingling pains, mostly in my arms
- nerve pain seems to be linked to tendons too (it feels like they are tearing on certain movements)
- worse fatigue
I was referred to the neurologist last year for these symptoms but I cancelled the appointment in the end, and the Rheumatologist wasn't very concerned anyway.
Does anyone know whether these symptoms are something I should get checked out with a neurologist? I've heard that a lupus patient in my local group is getting an MRI for similar symptoms which got me wondering!