Loss of taste and smell

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   Posted 4/4/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe this has been discussed previously, but I was wondering if anyone has experienced loss of taste and smell due to the meds you are taking.  Have been on some of the same meds for pain for at least ten years.  I am about to make an appointment with an ENT.  I would appreciate any input/advice.

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   Posted 4/4/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello PerlaRose, I can't say that I've experienced loss of taste and smell but I have definitely had my appetite effected. Eating is just something I do to stay alive. I could go without eating for days if it did'nt bother my stomach so much and would'nt eventually kill me. Good luck with your ENT. Hang in there. toritoo

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   Posted 4/4/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Perla -
You might try either researching each of your meds to see if others have reported those side effects, or asking your pharmacist. Your pharmacist would probably know if they are common side effects for any of your meds, but going to the site that details each drug would give you an indicator of even small numbers of people have reported those side effects. I've not experienced that, but then it is very dependent on the specific meds - and their combination - as well as anything else you may have going on.

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   Posted 4/4/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Whats Up H.W.,
I have had the loss of taste,winning,loosing.competition,and basicaly the point of my house that needs fixer uprrs all over the place in or out.I just dont care like I did before when I had time and money to play musical barns or musical garages along with a reltively  new highlanderut know matter whop much I try and wish that could be me I just dont think that one miracle cut or procedure is going to cut it full time.My dct V. Hung from the Dellon Institute for Technology is the best of the best and definatly should have been introduced beforethe point of nerve stimulation opreratoin. At the Pain Management at the beth isreal Might have saved over 50.000.000 in costs that failed dramatically.
I dont thimk I have ever had a doctor not giving it 110% for my problrm, but my problem is way beyond the regular doctors capability. Thats why we see specialists.
                               Probably made no sence but i guess i feel better!!!!!!!!!!
                       Have A Pain Free Day

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 4/5/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone...I have not made that appointment yet and will research the individual meds.

Joan M
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   Posted 4/6/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
i have lost the sense of smell due to having asthma and allergies. it is not uncommon. my sense of taste is still pretty good though...too good, i am overweight!! (lol)

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   Posted 4/8/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I did research and none of my meds show any side effects regarding loss of taste and/or smell.  Guess I will need to see that ENT.  I can sympathize with anyone who is at the same point.  I am constantly working on my weight...my brain must remember what certain things taste like!  Didn't get too many responses so guess that isn't a common problem. 
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