I am in my mid thirties and have always considered my myself to be in excellent health. I exercise at least 2 hours a day 4 or 5 times a week, eat properly, and drink mostly water. However, for the past 18 months I have been unable to take a complete breath or yawn correctly. This seems to have begun at the time when I went back to school so it might be related to that, but I am no longer in school. It is like I can only yawn about 50-75% of what I'm supposed to. It's so frustrating, because I then can't get to sleep. My average nightly sleep is about 4 hours per night; sometimes it is virtually zero. I went to one doctor who said it was anxiety and I tried everything he suggested, including hypnosis, meditation,and continuing my exercise routine. However, this activities would either not help or only help temporarily for a couple of days or so. I can't get rid of this slight (but constant) pressure in my chest. I just wish I could yawn like I used to and be able to sleep. Has anyone been through this? What can I do other than take medications? At this point, what kind of medications might help me to yawn again?
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