I started taking lyrica 6mths ago (only 50mg a day so very small dose). At the same time my plaquenil dose was increased so I don't know which change had the positive effect I experienced (reduced fatigue). Over the past couple of weeks I have been really struggling with brain fog. I have also started having a lightheaded/dizzy kind of feeling (started by a very dizzy episode one morning where I couldn't walk without holding the walls and just needed to lie very still until it passed after a couple of hours). I have also developed bad PMS and have become hell to live with each month!
My rheumatologist appts are always very brief as my bloods are always ok and therefore she says my Lupus is not active and my symptoms aren't really related and I only have mild Lupus.
Could this be a side effect of lyrica or a flare of my Lupus? I am seeing my GP tonight and wonder whether to ask to come off the Lyrica and see what happens, but I would be interested in hearing other peoples thoughts/experiences first.