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i want to stop montelukast

After reading some information regarding montelukast and its effects on mental health, I was intrigued as for the past 3 years or so, I've been what can only ve described as a grumpy mare lol. I an always snappy and short fused, don't cope well with change and seem to see the worst in everything, all traits which aren't normal for me. At first I thought it was just me getting older (ok, so I'm only 32, but you know what I mean?!) But on seeing the info on singulair, and given ice been taking it since 2010, I wondered if there was a link. A week or so back, I went away for the weekend and happenned to forget to take my singulair with me, and as my asthma wasn't so bad I didn't worry about getting an emergency prescription, and low and behold I felt more positive and happy, the old me. Upon coming home and restarting, those gloomy feelings have cone back.

So now I'm convinced I want to come off them but aren't sure how to go about it. At the moment I have started with a cheat infection and my asthma has gone downhill, if I go to the gp now I 'll get antibiotics and steroids I need but he won't agree to ne coming off them. However, if I manage through the chest infection, I can go when I've recovered and maybe he'll be more open to it? (but I know this is silly!)

Any suggestions?

Sorry for bad spelling etc, on my phone and it won't let me go back and edit!

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Trying hard to get over this chest infection alone but not doing well, peak flow all over the place, I really want to get better so I can get off these tablets

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Hi Butterfly,

Sorry to hear you are unwell. Other people on here have mentioned another similar but different medication before, is it zafirlukast?

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Ah thank you, yes I have heard it mentioned before and might be worth investigating as a potential alternative.

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