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#1 barefut

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:35 PM

Hi All,

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.

Thanks,
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:30 PM

Hi, barefut. I have also had a problem with metallic taste off and on. It was really bad for the short time I took an antidepressant that was prescribed to help me sleep. I couldn't tolerate that effect, so I stopped. The Mayo website says that the most common causes are medications and oral infections and/or hygiene. They suggested regular brushing and tongue scraping.
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:22 AM

Hi,

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!
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:16 AM

Hi Barefut,

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!

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:22 AM

Hello Barefut,
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!
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:28 AM

Are you having sinus problems? Sometimes the drainage down the back of the throat give me that metallic taste.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:24 AM

When you get that metallic taste in your mputh it means your lacking something in your diet. I will have to find out what it is though, my mom told me about it years ago. Her doctor told her. I will post back in a bit about it. Sam
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:36 AM

Thanks for the replies all,

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! :lol:

Thanks again for your ideas everyone. I'm gonna call rheumatologist and DDS right now.

Be Well,
Love, Barefut

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:40 AM

Thanks Sam,

Your post sneaked in right before mine. I was just replying to mention a change in my diet so I am very interested in what your mom has to say!

Thanks!
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:42 AM

I to, get that funny taste in my mouth, I just assumed it was from the reflux. I chew sugar free gum alot. I went in for my 6 month Dental Check yesterday and everything was fine. I rinse my mouth out with a Fluoride rinse a couple times of day. The dentist told me if it is the reflux causing this taste in my mouth the Fluoide rinse would protect my teeth from the acid. I know some medications can cause this, but none of my medications list that as a side affect.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:34 PM

Well my rheumatologist called me back right away and said that my change in diet could have changed the way Felodipine is being absorbed and because of that I may be experiencing metallic taste as a new side effect. Never thought of that.

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.

Good night,
Barefut