Does anyone else get a bad taste (sour) in their mouth during a flare?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by pacem, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. pacem

    pacem New Member

    It seems like I always get a terrible taste in my mouth during a flare up. Does anyone else experience this? Thanks, Christine
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Is this accompanied by dry mouth? I have FMS and CFIDS/ME and it appears that I may be acquiring Sjogren's Syndrome. My eye doc found it when I complained about slight dry eye. The oil glands in my eyelids aren't producing enough oil to make tears. My salivary glands don't always produce enough saliva to digest my food properly. Taking digestive enzymes will help. The bad taste and dry mouth come and go. When it's there, I consider it a SS flare because I've had my FMS and CFIDS/ME under control for a long time.

    My bad taste is usually accompanied by indigestion down in the intestinal area. I also have very dry skin and hair so dry it is crunchy. The biggest symptom, though, has been total exhaustion like I had when CFIDS/ME first struck me down.

    Hope you don't have SS but do look for other symptoms. Check any meds to see whether side effects may include dry mouth. Take extra good care of your teeth too. Good luck.

    Love, Mikie
  3. kat211

    kat211 New Member

    I had a metallic taste for months. Even water tasted metallic. None of my Docs could figure it out. It only recently went away.
  4. PainSux

    PainSux New Member

    I don't. I don't think I ever have specifically related to a fibro flare. I'm on Savella now & it leaves an odd taste in my mouth. Food doesn't take right w/it either.