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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can you suddenly become allergic to zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal? i'm not allergic to them. yet i'm afraid it will make my tongue and throath swell. anxiety?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Fear of allergy: To be clear, you're saying you suffer from anxiety, hypochondriasis, and that you are not currently having any allergy/physical symptoms? It sounds like you are having sxs of hypochondriasis and anxiety = fear that you will develop a sudden allergy to your meds. As you've no physical symptoms at all now, risk of hypersensitivity is quite low.
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