Hmmm.... since latest asthma exacerbations due to yet another chest infection in December, my Asthma Nurse tried me on Montelukast.
Maybe due to the horrid repeated infection I did not notice any difference with Montelukast. This past week I have been without infection (yay!) But as that dissappeared I seem to have permanent pins and needles in my left arm.
I put it down to maybe sleeping awkwardly due to the infection requiring me to sleep more propped up and I was preferring sleeping on my back as turning on my side caused major coughing attacks. But by this past Sunday that wasn't a problem and I'm sleeping properly (and quite well). The pins and needles started about Thursday a week ago and were intermittent but have got progressively more 'permanent'. So now I'm thinking its not a trapped nerve/awkward sleeping position.
Today I'm feeling like I've had the flu jab....slightly achey and faint headache , pins and needles and tired and spaced out. Just like flu symptoms but no sore throat and no painful arm. Am still on steroids (reducing dose daily...down to 10mg and 1 antibiotic as i was on both for most of Dec).
Looks like this is a possible side effect of Montelukast. Anyone else experienced it?
Have to say I really don't like this. Have asked my Asthma Nurse to call me back...awaiting call. Though I think I shan't take tonight's Montelukast.
(Breathing is ok though....maybe due to infection now gone. )