I was prescribed Singulair to relieve severe June grass allergies. Although the medication worked to calm my hay faver, I suffered servious side effects as a result.
After taking the medication for 3 weeks, I started experiencing a "pins and needles" sensation in my left arm and hand. After stopping the medication for over a week, I am still experiencing numbness and itching on my left hand. In addition, while taking the medication, I experienced severe mood swings and irritability which ceased within 2 days after stopping the drug.
Unless you suffer from life-threatening asthma, I would not recommend taking this drug to treat seasonal allergies. The side effects are not worth it.
It is unfortunate that you have experienced the symptoms that you describe.
Just FYI, this forum is reserved for the discussion of issues related to occupational health and safety.
Best of luck.
~•~ Dr. Parks
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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