many meds can cause the taste buds or nose receptors to go wonky.
You might be able to play with changing your toothpaste? to help lessen reaction.
I've not taken iron supplements, but I would think that they plus other meds such as pred could influence the change in taste.
Oh, sometimes zinc deficiency can cause it...or too much zinc.
Hope it improves.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!