I had an open lung biopsy earlier this year due to shortness of breath/abnormal PFT/abnormal CT scans. In the end, they found chronic inflammation, scarring, and undifferentiated connective tissue disease based on tests showing "very strong" for lupus (though a diagnostic criteria short). Anyway, I had been having shortness of breath since July of last year. I have been experiencing a lot of yawning and I can't remember whether it started before surgery or after, but I know it is recent within the last year. I feel like I'm doing it to get a good breath, which I have a hard time doing. Today my boss told me I need to stop yawning so much. I feel like I can't help it. It doesn't matter if I'm tired or not. I still yawn and also just general take sighful large breaths as well. Has anyone else ever had this? Could it be because of my shortness of breath? Or a result of the surgery?
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