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Very salty taste in mouth for months now!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Tired of being sick, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    For about 4 months now I have been experiencing a Very salty taste in my mouth/saliva!

    What new meds and dietary intake changes I have done in this time period..

    Drinking 60 to 80oz of Gatorade per day and on midodrine 3,5 to 7 mgs up to 4x a day
    to treat my POTS..

    Could one of or both of these be causing it?

    Or do I have another diagnosis to add to my 50 mile list such as sjogren's syndrome?
     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    I've had that for years and have yet to figure it out. I also have other altered tastes from toothpaste and who knows what else.

    I find certain foods make it worse, particularly cooking oils. Sometimes oatmeal. Things without salt. If I eat salty foods it's even worse. Like my saliva is seawater.

    Just add this to your list of crazy symptoms.
     
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  3. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    You might want to check the sodium level of the Gatorade you're drinking. I prefer to drink Vitalyte, whose chemical composition more closely matches our body fluids. Each serving of Vitalyte has 68mg of sodium, which might be half of what Gatorade has. I've been drinking this stuff for 20 years. It's not just for athletes.

    http://www.vitalyte.com/products/electrolyte-replacement.html

    Your kidneys will dump the excess sodium coming from Gatorade, but it's best to drink something closer to what's in Vitalyte, since it is isotonic, i.e. it's very similar in chemical composition to our body fluids.
     
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