Hi all, I am 29 years old, I have been diagnosed with lupus since 13 years and I am taking medication (Predisinlon 5 mg a day and Hydroxychloroquine 400 a day) since that time. My condition is stable with the medication I don't fail pain or symptoms except when I am exposed to sun. I work in systems development and anaylsis field and i am successful at work. However sometimes i feel that I have brain fog, i feel difficulty in concentration, understanding and memorizing. And my job requires advanced tasks with high mental abilities and multitasking. I do my best at work, i work overtime almost everyday, in the weekends and sometimes in holidays, but sometimes I face embrassing situations, people think that I am not smart or I don't pay attention enough to details, but I love my job and I give it most of my time. For example, recently I made a presentation on an application I developed by myself, but because there are so many rules and validations that I wrote in the code i forogt the information when attendees started asking me. My manager started doubting me and she asked me many times did you develop it by your self, and she started monitoring me. I feel depressed because of that, many times in front of people at work I forget information and things I know. I also usually take longer time than my peers do for completing tasks. I tell my family but they don't like these ideas they tell me you are perfect and your condition is stabale and all of us face such kind of situations. I don't know what to do it's so painful that after all the hard work my manager feels this way towards me :"(
My question: do you think Lupus brain fog has that much effect or it depends on the flare level of the disease ? And if so, should I tell my manager? Will she accept this as an excuse?
Appreciate if you can answer me.