Been away from the forum for a bit - my asthma is under good control at the moment which is a relief but I've got a question about Montelukast (started taking it about 9 months ago).
I'm trying to work out if Montelukast is causing me to grind my teeth. I've had this problem infrequently through my life - it's never lasted more than a few weeks though. But for pretty much all of last year, I've had neck and jaw pain that I'm sure are caused by grinding. I use a mouth guard (splint) to protect my teeth, but the muscular pain and headaches are sometimes awful.
I know montelukast has a reputation for increasing anxiety and I do get odd dreams most nights (mostly they don't bother me). I've got a pretty hectic job that I mostly enjoy with good work/life balance and have just started mindfulness classes.
Has anyone else experienced this with Montelukast? I'm also considering whether it might be my contraceptive (I use the Mirena coil) as I know that has a reputation for causing anxiety too. I wouldn't generally describe myself as very anxious by nature, but neither am I especially laid back.
Any thoughts would be very welcome.