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KO-LD
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   Posted 7/14/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on Buhner's protocol (Cat's Claw, Resveratrol, Andrographis) and have lost my sense of taste.  I can taste things a little bit, but nothing taste right or good.  Even water taste funny and it feels thicker like milk, weird I know.  Has this happened to any of you?
Thanks, KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009


RottenDog
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   Posted 7/14/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm not in treatment but i have notiest things tasting different somethings dont taste the same to me either, and after i eat anything i have a very bad after taste on my mouth till i eat a few twizzlers. its the only thing i have found to remove it so far.

i hope it gets better for you soon.
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Razzle
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   Posted 7/15/2009 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
It may be a side-effect of one of the herbs...it could also be a herx. Vitamin B 12 deficiency can also cause loss of taste.
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KO-LD
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   Posted 7/15/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle, That's what my husband thought (that it was a side effect from one of the herbs).  I researched loss of taste and they mention upper resp infections, middle ear infections etc.  I do have allergies and my ears have been very congested (enough to wake me up from sleep with pain in my ear), but I have never lost my sense of taste from it before so my husband thought maybe it was a side effect from the herbs (Buhner doesn't mention that as a possible side effect in his book).  I hope what ever it is it resolves soon.  I supplement with vit b12 already, this started after I started the herbs and the b12.
Thanks, KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009


Dan's Mother
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   Posted 7/15/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I started losing my sense of taste after I was bitten by a tick, but didn't associate it with Lyme until I was dxd.  I have also lost my sense of smell.  Since I have been on treatment, I occaisionallyget a quick taste of something I'm eating and just recently, I've been able to smell something once in a while.  Last Sunday, I made spaghetti and meatballs and I could actually taste it a little bit.......it was wonderful.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/16/2009 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
KO,

Have you been using nose sprays? There is one in particular that causes loss of taste. I dont remember the name but there is a lawsuit out right now for it causing that.
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gorbybelle
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   Posted 7/16/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
No - but I have lost sense of smell several times.

KO-LD
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   Posted 7/16/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Cajungrl, No nose spray, this started after I had built up to the max dose of 4 4x/day of the Cat's Claw, Resvertrol and Andrographis. I had been on Cat's Claw about 2 1/2 years ago at a much lower dose for Tendinitis (before I was diagnosed with LD) and didn't have any problems. KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009


CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/16/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay. Just checking. So many people have been having problems with that nose spray.

I hope your taste gets back to normal soon. It must be very frustrating:(
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