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Old 10-15-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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Constant Yawning with SSRI's?

Has anyone else had this? I was on Zoloft and could not stop yawning. It was weird because I didn't need to yawn, but the muscle under my chin would tense up so that I would have to. It is continual, and very annoying. I went off the Zoloft and waited for several months and am now on Lexapro and experiencing the same thing. I take the med along with Wellbutrin, which is an MAOI and I never have that side effect from it.

Has anyone else had this side effect? Will it go away? Thanks for your replies!

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Old 10-15-2005, 02:03 PM   #2
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Re: Constant Yawning with SSRI's?

I was on lexapro and had that went away...
And I just went on Cymbalta and had it. It is day 10 for me and it is going away. My neighbor had it too!
Challk it up to a strange initial side effect.

Old 10-15-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: Constant Yawning with SSRI's?

I just started Wellbutrin this week and that is happening to me. I was just telling my boyfriend about it today, how I could not stop yawning even though I didn't feel tired. It had better go away soon because it is terribly annoying! I have been on Paxil for years and never had that symptom.

By the way, Wellbutrin is not an MAOI, it's in a class of drug known as structurally unrelated anti depressants. It's a cross between SSRI and SNRI.

Old 10-16-2005, 03:24 AM   #4
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Re: Constant Yawning with SSRI's?

Originally Posted by Pesh
I take the med along with Wellbutrin, which is an MAOI and I never have that side effect from it.
Sorry but Wellburin (bupropion) is not a MAOI:

Bupropion is a relatively weak inhibitor of the neuronal uptake of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, and does not inhibit monoamine oxidase.

Old 10-16-2005, 08:26 AM   #5
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Re: Constant Yawning with SSRI's?

Sorry, my mistake about Wellbutrin being an MAOI, I just meant that it wasn't an SSRI

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