Excessive yawning makes me feel weak??

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I've been on this medication for around 8 weeks now I think. at the start I was yawning where I needed to sit down, this then wasn't so bad. But now it's come back. I constantly yawn all the time, like one after the other and it feels like I have lack of oxygen afterwards.

does anyone else have this ? It's draining me

I've just been diagnosed with pernicious anemia aswell which I'm waiting to be treated for so wasn't sure if I should be worried about this symptom or wether is was just a side effect of the anti depressants.

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    Having pernicious anemia will definitly make you feel weak and tired.

    You will have to take iron and b12 I guess.

    I like the iron from floradix which is well absorb. Its natural so no constipation and easier to digest.

    Maybe when you will start your treatment, you will feel better and stop yawning.

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    Your yawning may well be due to your anaemia. Hemoglobin is the iron-rich protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body therefore a low iron count can affect the level of oxygen and low oxygen levels in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus of the brain can induce yawning.

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    hi i have been on citlopram for 5 weeks now 20mg..... at first i had the yawning but it soon pasted i think every now and again these side effects come and go but i find i feel great i have odd days where i dont feel i have a skip in my feet but i just go with my body and just except it as long as there are more good days then bad am happy with that

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