I am having a flare of major fatigue this week, enough to keep me off work. I'm walking around in a daze and very slowly, and am struggling to understand simple information - I just went to the bank to pay a cheque in and struggled to write out the paying in slip properly, and had to check it multiple times. I also stood at the pedestrian crossing thinking 'green man means go, right?' I also have a terrible memory pretty much constantly - if I don't write it down there's no chance I'll remember it.
Does this sound like lupus fog or fibro fog? What is the difference?
My rheumatologist says I don't currently fit the criteria for lupus and has diagnosed me with UCTD. She also thinks I may have fibromyalgia based on the brain fog and pain, stiffness and numbness in my hands and feet. I don't think fibromyalgia fits, because although I have pain in various places, they don't appear together and it's all in my small joints - wrists, fingers, ankles etc. I thought that fibro is more widespread pain and involves your shoulders and hips etc. I also have major light sensitivity including rashes which to me seems too much of a coincidence for it NOT to be lupus.
I wondered if there are particular characteristics of lupus fog and fibro fog, that would help me differentiate between them?
Thanks in advance!