Bad Taste In Mouth
Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:35 PM
For the past week or so, I've had a recurring bad taste in my mouth, sort of metallic.
I've used a teeth whitener but I don't think that would be it. That's the only change I've had in my normal routine of things. Haven't added any new meds/vitamins, or subtracted any.
My labs came back normal except that my liver "ALT (SGPT)" was one point below normal. I have no idea what that is or means? And my Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes were 83% and it said, High. Again, I have no idea...? Under doctor's comments it said, "GOOD!" So I'm not worrying about it.
So, has anybody experienced metal mouth? It's awful. Been chewing gum a lot.
Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:30 PM
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:22 AM
I have had this off and on, and I can't pinpoint it to anything specific. I wonder if it's something I ate, or that I was nervous and high strung for the day, I just don't know. But I hate it!
Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:16 AM
There's a weird metallic taste from my lungs which is rusty, but I don't know if that's what you get. There's another taste, one that's almost undefinable, when the GERD and esophagus dysmotility become severe, but it's not metallic at all. Sometimes I wish that it were easier to explain these things!
Take care, and hope it clears up for you!
Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:22 AM
Yes I too have experienced the "metal" taste. I only experienced this when I was trying a certain prescription sleep medication. It was so bothersom that I discontinued the medication.
I hope that you find out what is causing this for you!
Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:28 AM
Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:24 AM
Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:36 AM
I recently visited the DDS and all was well except a cavity and some slightly loose teeth. No bacterial problems.
I read that certain medications for high blood pressure can cause metallic taste. I've taken Felodipine for my Raynaud's for over a year with no problems, so that shouldn't be it.
When I have reflux its different, not metallic. I seem to taste it from the very back and sides of my tongue.
Nelly, now that you mentioned drainage, I do have seasonal allergies and have been having some drainage but I still don't know why metal taste. That reminds me when I went to Maui on my honeymoon 11 years ago, my allergies flared up bad and I tasted gardenias the whole time!
I forgot to mention that I have changed my diet suddenly and drastically (for me) I've cut my calories to 1500/day and cut out a lot of fat, sugar and sodium. Maybe my body is rebelling!
Thanks again for your ideas everyone. I'm gonna call rheumatologist and DDS right now.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:42 AM
Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:34 PM
She still advised me to speak to my DDS as it may be a side effect of the teeth whitener trays I recently finished using.
Just thot I'd update for anyone who was interested.