Lupus brain fog (cognitive dysfunction) has been misbehaving for me again lately.
The other day I went out for ingredients to cook dinner. I was making lasagne, with chocolate brownies for dessert.
After making the sauces for lasagne, I discovered I'd bought a pack of spaghetti instead of lasagne sheets. It was annoying, but not a disaster, I just layered spaghetti between sauces. It wasn't exactly the same, but it worked.
Then, I found, I only bought one block of chocolate, when I needed two for the brownies. My son went to the shop to get another one for me. (My family will do anything for chocolate brownies.)
That was not really a disaster. In fact, there were no really bad consequences. It was annoying and inconvenient, and I was frustrated with myself, but that's all.
Today's incident had the potential to be far worse. I drove through a red light.
There was a green light to go straight ahead, and I went - around the corner, despite a red turning arrow. That was the point when my son said we had to stop for a coffee, and after that we were going home for me to have a nap.
Is there a solution to brain fog? I don't have one yet. A nap does seem to help a little, but it doesn't fully fix it.
I'm on a waiting list to see a neurologist. Until then, I write everything down, because I can't count on my memory. But cognitive function is more than memory. It's also the endless thinking processes that have to be done all day every day.
My addictive Chocolate Brownie recipe.