545693 tn?1214494153

Trouble Swallowing and Excessive Yawning?

I'm newly diagnosed and new symptoms are emerging every day. I've been having trouble swallowing some days. It almost feels like my throat just doesn't want to move and I feel panic. Also, my doctor recently prescribed Lexapro and for the first week, I yawned allllll the time. So much that I wouldn't be able to go to sleep for fear I wouldn't be able to breathe. It got to the point to where it was uncontrolable. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it from the medication or from the M.S. itself?  
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Well it sounds difficult to say the least. I am not DX yet and have no experience with swallowing difficulties or yawning (seeing a specialist next month) - but I hope things improve for you soon.

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230625 tn?1216761064
Hi and welcome to the forum.

I was on Lexapro for a period of 10 months and recently tapered off.  I had never experienced any yawning issues while on it.  I also haven't had any isses with swallowing difficulties, but I believe a member here recently had similiar issues(?).

Are you on any DMD's?  

Take care and welcome again, Pat :-)
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147426 tn?1317265632
Hi, there, Welcome to the forum.  I hope you stick around and tell us your whole story.

Both yawning and swallowing difficulties can be seen with MS, but I suspect your yawning, at least, was from the Lexapro.  I had severe yawning with Zoloft, so much that I had to come off of it.

I also have swallowing difficulties.  Sometimes it feels like suddenly I have forgotten how to swallow.  Once I get it started it usually is okay.  It can be a symptom of anxiety, but for me it isn't.  Anxiety is definitely not one of my problems.

Stay a while and tell us about yourself.

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