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Yawning after meals???
Patrick45   United States
Posted: Aug-17-05, 03:09 PM (EST)


 

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For some reason I have been yawning between one and two hours after eating. If I am on the move it does not seem to be as bad, but if I am reading or working on the computer I might yawn 5 or 6 times a minute for about 1/2 an hour and than it passes. Has anyone ever experienced this before. I am taking GlucophageXR, Starlix, Altace, Avandia, and Niaspan with the evening meal but the yawning seems to come on after each meal especially if I am doing something sedentary an hour or two after eating. I am guessing that it may have something to do with hyperinsulemia (an overdoes of insulin)that is causing the yawning but not quite sure. Has anyone out there had any experience with this problem???? Any help would be greatly appreciated. For some reason I keep forgetting to ask my Endo about this symptom but I guess he would just say don't sit around for one or two hours after eating but get out and walk around. It is puzzling. Thanks

Patrick



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1. RE: Yawning after meals???
Gigi58   United States
Posted: Aug-17-05, 04:37 PM (EST)
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Patrick, you made me yawn while reading your post. LOL

I have the same kind of fits of yawning that you're describing, but I've never paid any attention to their relation to eating. I'll try to remember next time see if it's at the same interval as you after eating.

I hate when it happens. I don't feel tired at the time, but I've heard that yawning is caused by lack of oxygen.

Gigi



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DRBain   United States
Posted: Aug-19-05, 11:35 AM (EST)
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Patrick,


I wish I could help you on this one, because I have yawning fits sometimes but it is due to a totally different reason.

When ever I don't take my meds for my back, muscle relaxers and pain pills, on time I start to yawn about an hour to an hour and a half after I was supposed to take them. If I still don't make the connection right away then I get sleepy. There have been times when the wife was away and I was home alone and would forget to take my meds, when this happens I could easily sleep the day away.

When I still worked and before I was offically diabetic I would do a lot of sleeping on the week end because I refused to take my meds for my back on the weekend and would only take them so I could work. A woman I worked with said your addicted. I responded let's see I have been taking pain meds for years, YA THINK?? Then she said you need to stop taking them and I asked her what she should do for my back instead. She had no answers for that.




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vantamel4   Canada
Posted: Sep-04-05, 09:24 PM (EST)
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Hi, I have been newly diagnosed with Type 2. I don't only have "yawning fits" - Ever since I've tried to "behave myself", by changing how I eat, I get all flushed and feel like I'm lapsing into a sugar-induced coma. I have no idea what is happening, either - it's probably related to your "yawning" fits, somehow, but am also clueless as to what's happening. It only seems to happen when I cut back on my sugars (I still register at 7.8 or higher on my glucometer) - maybe it's our body's way of adjusting to lower sugar levels(?)... I usually run at much higher levels - I don't know - what do you think?

Scharenski



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Patrick45   United States
Posted: Sep-05-05, 01:52 PM (EST)
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Scharenski

When you start to feel flushed and going into a sugar induced coma do you check your blood glucose? You might be experiencing a "hypoglycemic" episode. Your blood sugar could be dropping rapidly. You should really check your blood sugar when you feel that way. Strangely enough I am having one of my yawning fits now. It has been about an hour since I ate. I was reading somewhere on the net that in some cases hyperinsulema can cause bouts of yawning. After eating your body produces a great deal of insulin and if it is not able to get glucose into your cells that it just builds in your blood stream and causes a general tiredness. I felt just as confused as yourself when I was diagnosed over four years ago with an average blood sugar of 400+. I am not sure how your blood sugar meter works but mine gives me numbers between 70-250. For the past three years I have had an HBA1c of under 6. Have you ever had an HBA1C test done? If not you really should have one done. The HBA1C test gives you an average of your blood sugar for the previous two to three months. You will find that there are many people on this message board that can be very helpfull and supportive for newly diagnosed Type II's. Scharenski, I hope that you find that your blood glucose is dropping to safe levels when you eat right and excerise. Are you on any medications? I am on Avandia and Glucophage. They have been a great help. Take care and drop me note anytime.

Patrick



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DRBain   United States
Posted: Sep-06-05, 12:42 PM (EST)
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Scharenski,


"yawning fits"

The Yawning fits are related to carb loading, to borrow a runners term. If you don't spread out your carb intake, you will get too many carbs at one time and this can cause you to feel sleepy. Sometimes after dinner I fall asleep for a couple of hours, also due to carb loading.

"I get all flushed and feel like I'm lapsing into a sugar-induced coma"

If your numbers are still high you can still feel low. How can that be? The reason, blood glucose dropping rapidly can induce feelings of a low without you actually being low. So if you can't stand the feelings it causes then go ahead and treat it.

Eating a few crackers to eat will help the "low" feelings subside. In a few minutes you can return to normal activities. If blood glucose levels are not low, eating a carbohydrate snack is not urgent.

If in doubt, treat. If you think you may have low blood glucose but you can't do a blood test right away, get something sweet to eat. The treatment will not do any harm even if your glucose level is not low.


I hope this helps.




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