Lost my sense of taste

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   Posted 6/28/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone lost their sense of taste?
Often times I can't taste my food or the food has an altered taste.
My tongue, lips and mouth often times are numb.
Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

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   Posted 6/28/2010 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
When I took welbutrin, everything I ate tasted wierd, but I have never lost my sense of taste alltogether. Do you think it is from a certain medication or just from fibro? I would talk to the doctor about this.

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   Posted 6/28/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
As karen said you might want to get this checked out. I have never lost my sense of taste and I have had fibro for many years.
We are all different though, but just to be on the safe side it would be better to see if there is anything else going on.


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   Posted 6/28/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   

I noticed that I lost my sense of taste recently and I think it's from the magnesium I have been taking for Lexapro withdrawal...it has zinc in it and maybe I'm taking too much.  My mouth/lips feels numb and tingly all the time...I attribute it to anxiety as I have had this symptoms for 30 years.  I bite my lip all the time because I can't feel it.  Lovely, aye? Especailly when you are trying to eat the the food falls out of your mouth.



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   Posted 6/28/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I am just the opposite...my sense of smell and taste are TOO good...way to sensitive. I cannot eat fish any longer because if it smells the least bit fishy, I get nauseous. My husband will smell it and say "I don't smell a thing"...same with taste. I no longer eat red meat. I just assumed it was due to fibro somehow increasing my sensitivity to smell and taste, but maybe not???

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   Posted 6/28/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
When I first got fibro, I lost my taste for meat. Ate way too many carbs. But I couldn't eat meat for the life of me, I can eat it now, but don't love it like I use to.

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   Posted 6/28/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I know if that happened to me, I'd have it checked out.  I've had fibro for many years and haven't had that problem.
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