Iron infusion = weird taste in my mouth?

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Aimee =)
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   Posted 9/18/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have googled and not found much regarding side effects to iron infusions.
 
I had one yesterday and today I have the weirdest - unpleasant - taste in my mouth. I've brushed, I've drunk water, I'm swished with mouthwash, it's still there.
 
Any connection? Obviously not a huge deal but I just wondered if it rang a bell with anyone. I do wonder if it's affecting my breath? Makes me self conscious to talk to anyone! =)
 
Thanks!

Post Edited (Aimee =)) : 9/18/2009 10:42:44 PM (GMT-6)


spookyh
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   Posted 9/18/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
A metallic taste is a side effect ( http://www.thedrugmonitor.com/iron.html ). I can't remember if I had it though, it's been awhile since I had an infusion.

Oh, and don't worry, it doesn't make your breath bad :-).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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