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Post  dcook60 on Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:20 pm

very fascinating ny times article posted on the thread below.....scientists don't have a clue why we yawn, though many inconclusive studies have been done.

here's what i've noticed, and it hasn't anything to do with my migraines. i'll be lying on my couch, with two couch pillows propping up my head and back so i can read or watch a dvd. the lower down my head is propped, the more i yawn. for no apparent reason, because i'm not sleepy.

so for me, at least, it has to be positional. BUT i don't yawn while lying flat except for my chiari pillow, in bed. strange stuff. dianne
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Post  Petzi on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:30 pm

Diane,

I yawn an awful lot before a migraine is coming on. For me it is a warning sign.

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Post  jwar on Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:01 pm

Yawning is a warning sign for me, also. I never even realized it until my mother told me that when I was a kid she could always tell when one of my headaches was coming by how much I was yawning.
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Post  lissy on Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:40 pm

me too!! Not always a regular warning me me but I know if its a bad one I yawn. So strange!
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Post  dawn.binks on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:30 am

we were told at 2 recent mig conferences that yawning is one of the signs a mig is on its way!!
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Post  dcook60 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:03 am

i WISH it were a warning sign for me. since i've been so sleep deprived for 25 years, it's probably just that i'm pooped, and don't realize how sleepy i am, , because i'm nearly always that way. dianne
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Post  estre004 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:59 pm

I'll take note the next time I have a migraine. As far as I know the only time I yawn is when I'm bored. Then I can hardly quit yawning.

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Post  ajr on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:05 pm

My son used to yawn A LOT when he was having really bad migraines with the nausea and our doctor said that he was yawning because that is an attempt to fight the nausea. I found that interesting because it seemed to make sense at that time. But of course not everyone is yawnind because they are nauseous. I thought it also had something to do with your brain trying to get more oxygen...that's what I had heard.
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Post  Swisslady on Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:14 am

When I read your postings about jawning, I finally decided to register. I have been looking into this page for some months now after the forum in migrainepages in German language didn't satisfy me anymore.
Jawning is definitely a warning sign for me. Not all my migraines start with it, but this is the case often in the early evening. Most of the time and at least till the next day, it helps to have a really strong, machine made (!) espresso with sugar. You may have heard the advice of joining lemon juice. I have tried it - it is absolutely dreadful - and it didn't help more.
For those who'd like to know a bit more about me: I am a bit over 60 now, have been suffering from migraine since I was 20, and like many of you have tried "everything" against it. I had so much hoped to get rid of it after the menopause as my mother did, but in vain. It even got from bad to worse. I cannot make it with less than 10-12 Relpax a month. They help quite well still, thank God, though I am not at my best afterwards, of course. I live in the neighborhood of Berne, the capital of Switzerland. My mother tongue is German, so please excuse that my English won't be perfect. If I make a really bad mistage, I'll be thankful if you let me know.
Very kind regards to all of you and all the best!
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Post  Petzi on Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:24 am

Gruezi Swisslady!

Welcome to the forum. I am Austrian ... it's nice to have another German speaker here.

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Post  estre004 on Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:40 am

Swisslady - Your English is great--better than some who have it for their first language. Smile I just turned 60. My migraines did not start until
late 40;s. I also thought they would go away with menopause. Didn't happen. Welcome to the forum.

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where is the thread......

Post  Guest on Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:32 pm

the thread is not showing.....is it on yours....

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