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Yawning

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  • Posted By: Kumbricia
  • September 6, 2008
  • 07:14 PM

I yawn constantly (no matter how much sleep I get) and it's incredibly annoying. It's been like that as long as I can remember. I have found that after surgeries when I am given a pain medicine like Percocet or Vicodin that I don't yawn while taking those medications! Does anyone know why this is? Any ideas to help the yawns?

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  • Yawning is a normal response to fatigue and drowsiness, but excessive yawning can be caused by a vasovagal reaction. This reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. It may indicate a heart problem.Normal yawning may happen when someone else yawns.Causes Drowsiness or wearinessDisorders associated with excessive daytime sleepinessVasovagal reactionHeart attackAortic dissectionWhen taking the prescription pain killers you are supressing the vagal nerve response,see a MD asap
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    • September 9, 2008
    • 05:05 AM
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