Hmm ... I don't know much about headaches. or how they are or are not related to lupus. I don't get migraines, or long-lasting headaches. What my headaches lack in duration, they make up in intensity though! I do get very short (few seconds) headaches that stop me dead in my tracks! I don't get them all the time, and I never can tell when one is going to come - but holy! When I get one, it is like an electric current went through my brain, or I was stabbed. I can't move, I can't talk, I can't even think for those seconds. I just pause. No idea what causes it - it's blinding though. Maybe everyone gets them. I don't know. Do you think it could be related to SLE? ...or it is just a random occurence? I see my rheumatologist again at the end of December. I will write it down so I remember to ask him. I had it on my mind when I went in two weeks ago, but sometimes my brain is cloudy and I forget what I want to say! Ah the joy of lupus