Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Cameron & Montelukast
Back in April I gave an update on Cameron's wheeze and his new medication, Montelukast
After I wrote the post, I was invited to join a Facebook group about the bad effects that Montelukast (Singulair) have on children and how it really was not a nice medication.
I thought nothing of it. All medication has side effects. Some people get them some don't. Cameron tolerates medicines quite well.
I joined the group, just to do some research about the medication and to see others opinions
As the weeks went on I started to notice a big change in Cameron.
My little boy, who was normally a very well behaved, respectful and polite little boy was turning into a monster child.
Cameron was turning into a very angry individual. We have had shouting, screaming, throwing toys, pushing and a general defiance with everything. Everything or anyone just seemed to make him so angry.
Cameron was also complaining daily that his stomach hurt.
This was a really upsetting time for Matt and I as we didn't know what was happening to Cameron or why! We thought maybe at first it was just his age, but he was getting worse and worse by the day.
No doubt this was upsetting for Cameron as well, not knowing why he was feeling this way.
After he had an outburst at a meeting with his new school in front of the Health Visitor and his new teachers I decided enough was enough.
So I went back to the Facebook group and did some more research there as well as on the internet.
All of the symptoms that Cameron was experiencing were typical of Montelukast.
That was it, I was taking him off of the Montelukast immediately.
That was about three weeks ago.
Since then he is slowly returning to his usual happy and content self.
He is no longer angry, just your typical 4 year old.
We still have the occasional outburst but they are becoming fewer and far between.
Cameron also no longer complains of having stomach pains.
For the first time in ages we feel like we have our little boy back again.
I am not saying that Montelukast will have this effect on everyone, I just wanted to share my experience of it.