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What causes sleeplessness and fatigue despite taking Lexapro?

i havent been able to sleep the first few hours of night for last two weeks. then sleep couplke hours at a time. i had kidney removed in 2016. so have to use bathroom every couple of hours at nite. also, weakness and break out in sweats off and on during day. been wondering if it is due to lexapro not working anymore. every couple of years i have to switch to cymbalta for year or so. i have diabetes 2 and take metformin, also take metotroprohl for blood pressure, lisinopril, clonidine, and some supplements.
Sat, 12 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Firstly, kindly check your blood pressure and diabetes levels.

If it is normal then switch on to other medicines after consulting your doctor as Lexapro has to be changed as continuous usage of the same tablet also causes body to adapt to it.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. NR Kumar
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