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I have just started to take Sertraline. Today my manager

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I have just started to take Sertraline for depression. Today my manager sent me home for smelling of alcohol - I haven't had any alcohol since the beginning of December when I had one glass of wine and ended up with a painful rash on my back and stomach. I am not doubting that my manager genuinely believes she smelled alcohol - but, I know that I have not had a drink. I have not been sleeping well - I don't know if that makes a difference?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. May I ask, what is your specific mental health question that you would like an answer to in regards ***** ***** situation? Makes a difference for what?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
my question is that I have just started to take Sertraline for depression (which is a result of work related stress). Today my manager sent me home for smelling of alcohol - I haven't had any alcohol since the beginning of December when I had one glass of wine and ended up with a painful rash on my back and stomach -I seem to have developed an allergy. I am not doubting that my manager genuinely believes she smelled alcohol - but, I know that I have not had a drink. I have not been sleeping well - I don't know if that makes a difference?
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

I read the situation, but makes a difference for what exactly? Are you asking if the Sertraline causes an alcohol smell to come from your breath?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
can it cause an odour that could be confused for alcohol - I have tried to smell my own breath - unsuccessfully
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

No Sertraline 100 percent will not cause your breath to smell of alcohol at all. I am not sure why your boss smelled alcohol, but it definitely was not from the Sertraline

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

I hope this answers your question and gives you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.

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