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sasooners1
Total Posts: 198
Registered on: ‎05-17-2012

Weird taste in mouth

I've noticed that recently drinks don't taste right to me anymore. I have sort of a metallic taste in my mouth. Has this happened to any of you? How do you fix it? It is becoming very bothersome. None of my meds have changed. I only use insulin for my diabetes, I take a daily dose of zyrtec for allergies and celexa and xanax for anxiety issues. I occasionally use melatonin for sleep. Any ideas?
Michelle
Diagnosed Type 2- February 2001
A1c at diagnosis 8.8
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morrisolder
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Registered on: ‎11-28-2009

Re: Weird taste in mouth

Seems to me I have heard of that somewhere before, perhaps in relation to metormin, which you are not taking, so who knows...

 

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grannyred
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Re: Weird taste in mouth

I'm not a Doctor but I do know that a metallic taste in the mouth is sometimes caused by an infection in the mouth, or gums or teeth.   I think certain meds will also secrete through the mucous membranes in your mouth , and give you this funny taste too.  I gave someone my Nursing books so I can't look it up for you but you could probably Google your meds and see if there is any side effects that may cause this.

 

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hawkins77337
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Registered on: ‎02-16-2012

Re: Weird taste in mouth

Do you have fillings. maybe your body has turned acidic or basic. either way could maybe start eating them away. have you maybe started eating more acidic fruits that could be reacting with them. just a thought.
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sasooners1
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Registered on: ‎05-17-2012

Re: Weird taste in mouth

Luckily I see the doctor tomorrow so I will mention it. I've been to the dentist recently and all was good, but who knows. The taste is awful and makes everything taste bad. Might be a good diet plan :smileyhappy:
Michelle
Diagnosed Type 2- February 2001
A1c at diagnosis 8.8
A1c 12/12-6.0
Pumping Novolog with a t:slim since February 2013
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ffmaya
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Re: Weird taste in mouth

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The only time I had my taste affected was when I was on steroids.  Most foods and beverages didn't taste the way they should and some things were terrible.  The only food items that tasted good were, are you ready, chocolate.  This was years before my diabetes, thankfully, because I indulged a lot to get that nasty taste out of y mouth.

 

You could also have some type of infection in your mouth or even sinus that can affect your taste.

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CollegeLady1
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Re: Weird taste in mouth

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Getting sprayed, nearly sprayed or running over a skunk can affect your sense of taste for up to a week.  Hwy 1 and others in California, in some sections, have two speeds:  normal speed and polecat speed.  One learns early on, although some dogs don't ever seem to learn it, to keep away from the polecat!!!

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sasooners1
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Re: Weird taste in mouth

Doctor wasn't much help. She just made a note in my chart. Ugg! It does seem a little better, so maybe whatever it is it's going away.
Michelle
Diagnosed Type 2- February 2001
A1c at diagnosis 8.8
A1c 12/12-6.0
Pumping Novolog with a t:slim since February 2013
Dexcom 4G since February 2013
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hawkins77337
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Registered on: ‎02-16-2012

Re: Weird taste in mouth

Guaranteed if the doctor had it she'd figure out what was going on real quick!
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Vit B complex
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rhonda7960
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Registered on: ‎07-19-2012

Re: Weird taste in mouth

I too have a strange taste in my mouth, just had a dental check and all was well there. I think it taste like almond though. I chew a lot of sugar-free gum.