Hello all, I have something a little weird and embarrassing to share. Since June of 2014, I have had a problem yawning. Whenever I feel a yawn coming on, I open my mouth, and when I reach the peak of my yawn, it suddenly goes away leaving me unsatisfied. Then, this happens about every 10 seconds until something comes around to get my mind off of it. This has been happening since June. This is the main problem, but since around then as well, I have some kind of post nasal drip issue going on. I am constantly swallowing and aways feel the urge to cough due to constant tickles in the back of my throat, probably caused by the excess mucus.
All of these problems are really really frustrating and they are interfering with my daily life. My grades are taking a hit, and even my parents have noticed a personality change. I am too embarrassed to bring this up to my parents because they won't understand how it really feels. The yawning thing is the worst, and they just couldn't understand. I am worried because when I searched the yawning problem on the internet, I noticed other people were experiencing the same problems, but no one knew what the cause was. Everyone just says that it's anxiety and all in their heads, but I am the least stressed person in the world, well at least until this came about. I am really concerned that this will be with me forever, and if this happens, then I don't know what i am going to do with my life. What could this be? What can I do to stop all of it? What do these symptoms all have in common? ANYTHING WILL HELP, SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER WITH ANY ADVICE.