Can someone confirm these symptoms

I easily get confused, short span concentration, sometimes co-ordinating between my mind and the rest of the body seems slow. I want to say something but end up saying something different. forgetful. Gaining weight is not easy and recently I seem to age faster. my skin is dry. sometimes my vision is blurred. Are these symptoms consistent with Lupus?

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  • Don't quote me on this, but, I do believe that Lupus Neuritis , parkinsons and ALS have very similar hand-eye coordination problems. Forgetfulness, attention problems etc.

  • If you are in high dose of prednisone or similar medication, it could be the medication

  • Hi Tebukhosi,

    Welcome to the LUPUS UK HealthUnlocked Community!

    Have you discussed your symptoms with your doctor? We are not medically trained here so we cannot say whether you may have lupus or not. Whilst some of your symptoms may be fairly common in lupus, it is not necessarily the only potential cause.

    Confusion, difficulty in articulating thoughts and memory impairment are common symptoms that are associated with lupus; it is referred to as ‘brain fog’ or ‘lupus fog’ by people with lupus. Stress, anxiety and fatigue are a few examples of the causes of brain fog, you can find out more about this in our blog article ‘Coping with Brain Fog’:

    The eyes and skin can be affected by lupus but it is important to remember that lupus presents differently in everybody therefore it is rare for two people to share the exact same symptoms. The symptoms and diagnosis of lupus are discussed in our free information pack which you can download or request here:

    Here is a link to our guide on ‘LUPUS: and the skin’:

    ‘LUPUS: The Mouth, Nose and Eyes’ factsheet:

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