Singulair withdrawal

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In 2003 I was dx with Asthma and put on pulmicort twice a day. In the past 2 yrs I have lowered myself to once a day, I have been tested for allergies and allergic to all grasses, weeds, mold, pet dander, & dust mites. My doctor and I decided to switch to Singulair, along with the zyrtec & flonase I already take. My question is are there any withdrawal symtoms with stopping pulmicort? I have albuteriol in case of emergency. I have only had to take albut.
I tapered off the medication and immediately afterwards began experiencing super-sensitive allergic reactions to the environment. This was not a withdrawal symptom - I experienced the normal withdrawal symptoms during the tapering phase, and they all stopped once I had completely stopped taking the medication. However, in the two years since, the acuity of my allergies has increased at least threefold, if not more.
I've been on symbicort/proventil and singulair for months and I'm still having trouble breathing, chest tightness, exhaustion- I went through 2 courses of prednisone and methylprinosolone a few months ago
I am a 44 years old female and have been on medication for 32 years for asthma. Recently I have been taking 10 mg singulair, 1 inhalatin serevent and 110 flovent 2x a day. I stopped taking singulair and serevent and slept through the night with no problems. The next morning I felt great. I took my one inhalation of 110mg flovent inhaler and immediately I got extreme chest tightness. Tested this several times with same results.
Hi Doc I posted a couple of weeks ago about a deep breathing difficulty I have been having. Well the problem is still here, but I have a few more concerns I wanted to address. To recap on my problem, for the last month I have had this difficulty with deep breathng. This issue is on and off for the most part, but more times than not, I cannot take a deep breath, and sometimes I find myself very hungry for air and I force myself to do an "extra" deep chest breath.
He has not told me what it is, I am on Symbicort and Singulair, but alas, no improvement. Could this asthma just be a manifestion of the anxiety? I have been in misery for a month. I have no allergies either, just FYI, tested clean. Thank You.
I am a 44 years old female and have been on medication for 32 years. Recently I have been struggling with high blood pressure. I read that singulair could possibly contribute to hb so I decided to stop singulair about a week and a half ago. To compensate for the loss of singulair, I decided one day to suplement serevent in the morning where normally I only take an evening dose. I felt almost like I couldn't breath in enough, sort of low respirations.
Recently I have been struggling with high blood pressure. I read that singulair could possibly contribute to hb so I decided to stop singulair about a week and a half ago. To compensate for the loss of singulair, I decided one day to suplement serevent in the morning where normally I only take an evening dose. I felt almost like I couldn't breath in enough, sort of low respirations. So that evening, I decided to go without the serevent and I slept through the night no problem.
allegra and singulair for allergies; flovent for asthma. I was on cymbalta for mild depression (that I don't have anymore) and stopped taking it in lieu of pamelor (for smoking cessation). The cymbalta withdrawal side effects were absolutely horrible but even knowing that I have started taking it again because without the cymbalta my spine feels like it is on fire (I Know - a whole different issue).
I have never heard of anyone having problems with withdrawal from Singulair, although I guess it is possible. If you decide to give it to him, he has bad side effects and you decide you want to take him off of it, you could always do a taper off with his doctors help and not take him off cold turkey. Good luck with your decisions. I am sure that you will come up with the right one for you and your son.
Mine has never had a steroid shot but I did see reactions on albuterol (he was so angry, irritable) when he was under 1 years old. Last night I tried SIngulair since his pulmicort is no longer working as a stand alone drug and he was up crying and saying "ear ear" from 3am to 8:30am. So I do believe you. Singulair also said hallucinations, etc. I hate that any kid has to put up with this. I'm sad for you since all of this is very scary. Are you seeing a specialist or just a ped?
When I came off the prednisone I had severe withdrawal symptoms (headache, muscle spasms, almost fainting, no energy, etc). Dr then put me back on with a very gradual taper (5 more weeks). I've just come off the prednisone now without incident. I'm still plagued with an uncontrollable cough that won't go away. It's to the point where I can't have any conversations without coughing. I cough all night and it's becoming affecting every area of my life.
Recently I decided to have three drinks on one occasion and then a few hours later had very uncomfortable symptoms that I associate with alcohol withdrawal (shaking, elevated pulse, severe agitation, nausea). What is troublesome to me is that only three drinks can cause this reaction, whereas in the past, it took far many more drinks to cause such disturbing withdrawal symptoms. I am worried that my liver is damaged and that is why I cannot process alcohol well now.
Unforunately we have to, I am also on 6 puffs of advair 250/25 MDI (yes above the recommended dosage), singulair 10mg, nasonex and still using ventolin and atrovent daily. So prednisone is the only other thing that we can add when the asthma flares which has been regular the last couple of months .... it refuses to settle down and we can't pin point the exact triggers. It ***** because I also have osteoporosis in my family and only weigh 90ibs so I'm small framed which is another risk.
you will experience some rebound pain when you come off the pain meds this is normal i have an an auto immune disorder as a result of liver disease, the pain is somwhat comparable to fibro.
I had some narcotics from the doctor for migraines but rarely took them, because half the time they didn't seem to help. Off and on I was put on Singulair to help get rid of chronic coughing following viral infections. My doctor said my immunity was low and had me take flu shots. Then about three years ago, I went through an obviously manic episode and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At that time I was taking Allegra D and prozac.
I am a 44 years old female and have been on medication for 32 years. Recently I have been struggling with high blood pressure. I read that singulair could possibly contribute to hb so I decided to stop singulair about a week and a half ago. To compensate for the loss of singulair, I decided one day to suplement serevent in the morning where normally I only take an evening dose. I felt almost like I couldn't breath in enough, sort of low respirations.
30 time for hubby to get up for shower and at this time I can get dressed. 7:45 out the door to drop daughter off at school and get to work by 8. Work till 5 no lunch because I have to save all of my time for appts. for me and daughter. Leave at five or sometimes after go pick up daughter, most of the time rush her for softball practice, feed baby when at the ball field.
Through all of this I am currently taking Advair diskus 250/50, singulair, Nexium, Nasacort AQ and was actually told by my ENT to take nexium in the morning and Zegerid 2 hours before bed as he saw some inflammation at the beginning of my esophagus. I do believe that GERD is playing a big role in all of my symptoms but have not yet confirmed this therefore I’ve been experiencing some anxiety over all of this.
Obviously, you want to be on the prednisone for as short a time as possible to avoid long term side effects. However, NOT being on it is sometimes not an option. Everyone is different and can/will react to medications differently - and the side effects that one person experiences may not affect someone else with the same medication and dosage. So, unfortunately, it' simpossible for someone to tell you how long you can be on th eprednisone before side effects starting taking their toll.
I was perfectly healthy until last year and so months after the methylprinosolone I noticed I was having breathing problems/exhaustion despite being on symbicort/proventil/singulair asthma meds.
I'm now on Rogaine and Biotin supplmnts. I also take inhaled steriods for asthma, singulair, nasal spray, clonipin, requip for restless leg syndrome. My mind doesn't stop at night even though I'm physically SPENT. I feel heavy tighness in the chest usually in the afternoons (Asthma and Heart doctors say everything is normal I'm now trying to diagnose myself. I've been researching Lupus and BiPolar disorder because I have a lot of the characteristics of both. Please help!!
Each specialist you see tends to look at that list to see how it fits into their own unique mini-medical world. Some might see a bad drug reaction or withdrawal symptoms. Another psychiatric symptoms with a psychological cause. Another a neuorological disease process. Another sees endocrine disease symptoms. Yet another finds evidence of a sleep disorder, or muscle disease, or vitamin deficiency, etc, etc.
It gets worse, including that most of the sick and weak part, plus the nervous breakdown, were due to being intolerant of the Benedryl, and rebound headache as I went through withdrawal from the Benedryl (won't take that again), but I'll skip the really horrible part. The Attending took a biopsy and three days later I got a call that it WAS a drug reaction, probably to the Keflex (which I'd taken a number of times in the past without incident) and I was prescribed Triamcinilone Acetonide 0.
It gets worse, including that most of the sick and weak part, plus the nervous breakdown, were due to being intolerant of the Benedryl, and rebound headache as I went through withdrawal from the Benedryl (won't take that again), but I'll skip the really horrible part. The Attending took a biopsy and three days later I got a call that it WAS a drug reaction, probably to the Keflex (which I'd taken a number of times in the past without incident) and I was prescribed Triamcinilone Acetonide 0.
A week after I saw an allergist and he couldn't figure it out either. He put me on Singulair and Zyrtec D at the end of March 07 to see if either of those would help. At the beginning of April of 07 the hives just disappeared. I'm not sure if the Paxel kicked in or the Allergy medicine worked. The hives stayed away completely until June 23rd of 07 and they are becoming as bad as they used to be in Nov-April.
Still says I have non allergic rhinitis - they don't know a lot about it. Well!!!!! Says after the allergy testing wants me on Singulair (prescription) and Nasalcrom (otc). Says mold can play a big part in this. I don't have any mold that I know of, although may have been exposed to some in August. Says not to get paranoid about it!!! Duh!!! How can you not when you're miserable and can't function half the time???? So do the testing...then will go on the meds...
This helped immensely along with the thought that it was just a withdrawal and it wouldn't last. The depression decreased rapidly and completely within 3-4 weeks. However, without the slow taper and the zoloft, I honestly don't think I could have made it. Also I find that keeping extremely busy keeps my mind from going into depressed mode. I hope I have helped somewhat.
My asthma/allergist put me on Singulair daily. He said he has heard of this and while they don't know why this happens the medicine seems to work. I take it in the evening before going to bed since some people experience crankiness with it. The medicine has definitely helped a lot. Try speaking to your doctor. You may also consider taking B vitamins and the omegas to balance your hormones. Good luck and good health!
I started this in July. I am now on Singulair (30 days now) (prescription) and NasaCort (over the counter), using the saline rinses, and air cleaner in my bedroom. Had my furnace cleaned, my carpets cleaned. As long as I stay away from odors of any kind, aerosols, candles, won't be around cigarettes, I seem to do better. So my suggestion is try to rule out some things. I am considering the allergy shots because I can't avoid smelling grass cutting this summer.
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