Hello to all.
I have suffered from dysgusia(SP)- smell and taste disorder since Jan 03. This is an auto-immune disease. Usually after an individual has a rough viral flu or pnemoinia their taste/smell is affected, but returns to normal in a few months. Of course I am not the norm and the longer I had it the more foods and bev I could not handle. I ended up in the hospital in '04 and my weight fell from 287(on steroids from Sarcoidosis) to 85 pounds. I could only handle hot lemonade - that's it. Why?? My doctors guess as well as me was do to the fact I already had an auto-immune disease and it runs it the family.
After many years, and twixing medicines (After going to Washington D.C. to a specialist we started on Haldol) I started gaining weight in Jan 08' I am THRILLED to be weighing a normal weight.
Did the dysgusia leave. . . .not all. Smells and tastes of certain foods still turn my stomach. But I can eat and drink some foods!!
Could it come back - ????? I pray not and keep in my thoughts those that are going through this. It is NOT fun. It is energy sapping.
If anyone has questions. . .just post back. I know quite abit about this and some of the effects it can give.