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Is lupus treatable?

Hello. I m a 38 year old female diagnosed with Connective Tissue Disorder/Lupus. One symptom that is stumping my primary and neurologist is I have episodes of cognitive impairment. Just as quickly as if someone turned off the light switch, something happens where I feel my brain functions slow down, accompanied by sweating, slow speech. Had normal EEG. I also had an EKG recently that showed an extra heart beat (when I feel flutters ), and RBBB, but the docs say this is normal. I just had an episode occur while at a routine visit with my primary. Blood Sugar was 97 (I tend to have hypoglycemic events, which is why she checked). We were having a great conversation and I felt really good until this episode occured, suddenly. Any suggestions on what could be causing these episodes, that I can talk with my doc about?
Wed, 16 Jul 2014
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Good evening mam..well cognitive impairment is very Much a part of the lupus.. Rather it s the most common neurological.problem. I will suggest you consult your doctor and get an MRI brain done just to rule out any other cause for the same. You may need acceleration of therapy for a while. Hope this was useful
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Is lupus treatable?

Good evening mam..well cognitive impairment is very Much a part of the lupus.. Rather it s the most common neurological.problem. I will suggest you consult your doctor and get an MRI brain done just to rule out any other cause for the same. You may need acceleration of therapy for a while. Hope this was useful