I took Singulair in the past for allergic asthma. I remember finding the medication beneficial as an add-on therapy.
My doctor has suggested that I go on it again because I have a symptom (a kind of uncomfortable tightness around my throat) that she reckons is allergy-related, particularly as I have asthma.
However -- reading all the horrible things on the internet about people having suicidal ideation as a result of taking Singulair has really freaked me out.
To give me the reassurance to at least give it a try, I figured I would try asking the following here:
What happens if, in the worst case scenario, you have a severe adverse psychiatric reaction to the drug -- like you begin having suicidal thoughts or feel psychotic?
Can you go to to an A&E room and ask to be "sectioned"?
I briefly suffered from panic attacks in the past (which passed after a stressful period in my life was over and which I managed with a very occasional prescribed Xanax), but have had no other interactions with mental health treatment facilities - specifically in an emergency settings. And I've never had any suicidal ideation or depression.
Any advice would be appreciated. I feel like it would be a pity not to give Singulair a try again because I'm too scared!