What are the symptoms of a lupus headache?
In fact, the headaches you have are sometimes simply called “lupus headaches” or “lupus fog.” These headaches may appear along with other brain problems caused by lupus.
These include fatigue, confusion, memory issues, or trouble concentrating.
How do you get rid of a lupus headache?
- Painkillers – including over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.
- Triptans – medications that can help reverse the changes in the brain that may cause migraines.
- Anti-emetics – medications often used to reduce nausea and vomiting.
What does a lupus flare feel like?
During a lupus flare-up the most common complaints are of flu-like symptoms (with or without fever), fatigue, muscle and joint pains. Often symptoms are reported to be worse before a menstrual period and they are often thought to be just pre-menstrual tension.
Does lupus show up on brain MRI?
The MRI has been shown to be superior to CT scanning in detecting lesions in CNS lupus. However, the finding of focal lesions on brain MRI must be interpreted with caution. Previous studies have reported that a few asymptomatic lupus patients without a history of CNS disease will show focal white matter lesions.