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A 22-year-old female asked:

I've took lustral (sertraline) for months then i stopped it suddenly a week ago i feel really bad i have nausea , dizziness and runny nose i vomit my eyes are watery, is that because of the medication? and if i take it again will i be better?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Very unusual reactions to Sertraline, especially after taking it “for months” without problem. Sounds more like an incidental viral illness that should resolve by itself. Wait until symptoms are better than go back on Sertraline. If symptoms return, then stop and see your doc
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