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What is this horrible metallic taste??

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by juniemarie, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. juniemarie

    juniemarie Senior Member

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    Rich I will look into this test, my only concern is if I do have high levels of some metal what then? Is there anything to be done about it? If not seems like the info wont really help.
     
  2. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Hi, Juniemarie.

    There are several chelating agents available for various metals. I think the first step would be to find out whether your level of any of the metals is elevated. Then, if one is, you can look at the available chelators to see which would be the best to use.

    Best regards,

    Rich
     
  3. pken

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    There was an interesting piece on television here in the UK about people who consumed pine nuts getting a metallic taste in their mouth that could last for weeks after they stopped consuming them. Maybe there's something like that involved?
     
  4. juniemarie

    juniemarie Senior Member

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    pken Oddly enough I live in N.M. where pinon(pine nuts) is abundant and extremely popular. Sold onthe side of the rd certain times of the year........I cant stand them and never eat them.
     
  5. DCinWV

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    I get a terrible taste in my mouth. Sometimes it tastes like metal. Usually it progresses till nothing I eat tastes good. Sometimes it gets so bad I can't eat anything. You might read this http://www.webmd.boots.com/oral-health/guide/metallic-taste-bad-taste I Didn't really see anyone else mention this but but when I start having problems I start taking 50-150 mgs of zinc a day and usually it takes care of it within a week or two. I take the zinc for about a month or so and then stop until I start having problems again.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. erin

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    Metallic taste started last night and it is driving me crazy. I've not been well for a month anyway but now this is making me very sick. I am panicking because of this. My tongue is slightly swollen and my throat is very dry. I have a pain in my throat. I feel shivery too.
    I take euthyrox 50mg, beta blocker 25mg every other day and vitamin D. I eat gluten free. Please, any ideas?
     
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  7. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    I have drastically reduced them from 50 mg to 12.5 mg.

    I feel so bad, I'm now in panic and crying. It feels so wrong, so worrying.
    I am reading the medication prospectuses and vitamin D; calcitriol can cause this. I hope its only this otherwise I'll be worrying about thyroid cancer or something serious.
     
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  9. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    I don't think you should worry, as these are widely recognized side effects from this medication.
     
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    erin Senior Member

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    I feel so unwell, I have fever too.
    Anyone any suggestion?
    Feel quite desperate really.
     
  11. kaffirlime

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    I have this metallic taste most of the time and some foods, herbs and meds can worsen it. I have thought of metals since I had a bit cinnabar exposure from Chinese herbs. I also get this "fizzing/buzzing" neurological sensation in my head, funny vibration in tongue that extends to head and it feels weird. Hard to even describe!! Still trying to figure out the cause. Last night took esomeprazole and it got worse.
     
  12. pattismith

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    First thing is to check to your thyroid panel.

    Any pathology that disrupts the cellular ion channels can give taste issue, so I would check this in first line, (with fT3 and reverse T3)
     
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    Okay, thyroid issues are very possible since I have subclinical hypothyroidism and take T4 currently (50mcg). But I also wonder about adrenal issues because I seem to not tolerate thyroxine increases well. I took hydrocortisone long time ago for quite some time, then weaned off. Wonder if I should try it again. It can make me a bit "bipolar" though, with mood swings.
     

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