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Old 10-04-2011, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Something weird happened yesterday morning and I've never seen this before. Wondering if anyone has any idea what happened? I was up at 0430 watching news and eating breakfast when all of the sudden I yawned very hard. Immediately at the end of the yawn I became slightly nauseous and a little dizzy. Almost felt like something happened around my brain stem if that makes sense. Within ten minutes I had to go back to bed and slept for two more hours which is something I never do.
Sound familiar?
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Yawning with nausea and dizziness can be a warning sign of a medical condition. It is usually associated with boredom or tiredness. But when it comes with other symptoms such as yours, I would speak to your doctor.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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Have you been checked for TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)? Dizziness when yawning is a symptom of that disorder, one that @ 40% of patients with TMJ have. I was surprised to learn how common TMJ is nowadays. Try googling it and see if the other symptoms apply to you -- or ask your ear, nose and throat doctor.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Yawning with nausea and dizziness can be a warning sign of a medical condition. It is usually associated with boredom or tiredness. But when it comes with other symptoms such as yours, I would speak to your doctor.
Thanks. I feel fine otherwise and after sleeping a couple hours it pretty much went away. Hasn't happened before or since so I'm a little befuddled.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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It could be vertigo.
I was just talking to someone yesterday who has severe "episodes" of vertigo due to jaw issues.
So the yawn could have triggered something like that ... or that.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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We all just yawned, and had no ill effects. But thanks for the suggestion, I feel better after that good yawn.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Something weird happened yesterday morning and I've never seen this before. Wondering if anyone has any idea what happened? I was up at 0430 watching news and eating breakfast when all of the sudden I yawned very hard. Immediately at the end of the yawn I became slightly nauseous and a little dizzy. Almost felt like something happened around my brain stem if that makes sense. Within ten minutes I had to go back to bed and slept for two more hours which is something I never do.
Sound familiar?
You probably put some temporary pressure on the vagus nerve.

I passed out once from that, during a really bad esophageal spasm (from an allergic reaction).

I also sneezed so hard once, and turned at a bad angle so as not to spray snot on someone, that I tore my ribcage cartilage apart on one side.

It happens.
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