heavy metalic taste in mouth

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by DavidTeer, May 18, 2003.

  1. DavidTeer

    DavidTeer New Member

    Hi, sorry I haven't been here for a while but I've been busy taking care ofGee. She has had a bad past few weeks.
    She has a very heavy metalic taste in her moth and cannot get rid of it . She has tried everything. including rinsing with salt water and baking soda. Can anyone give us any input on this matter? Thanks Dave
  2. southstars_tat2s

    southstars_tat2s New Member

    It's nasty and I don't know what it is either. I thought mine might be from a cavity I have that I am afraid to go get fixed.:O)
  3. PatPalmer

    PatPalmer New Member

    Hi David,

    I too have had this.
    I know it has something to do with Candida, the yeast growth can get anywhere if you have Leaky Gut Syndrome and affect many things in the system.

    With leaky gut, the fungi travels through the gut wall and hunts around for another host to latch onto, then it is responsable for creating further complications, which have a knock on effect.

    I felt like I was being eaten alive when I read that.

    The likes of Olive Leaf Extract should help rid this horrible growth, Garlic is very effective too.

    Why I like the OLE is that it will help kill off ANY bacteria/viral/fungal/parasitical growth you have, so it does many jobs all at once, as FMers can have several types of bacteria in them causing the illness.

  4. goingslowlycrazy

    goingslowlycrazy New Member

    ...some mornings I wake up feeling like I've slept with a spoon in my mouth. I havn't found anything to get rid of it, unfortunately.
    The gall bladder point was interesting as I did have a bad bout with mine last year although it seems to have quietened down lately, thank goodness.
    Just letting Gee know that she's not alone - just another weird and wonderful thing to add to our list!
    Mary x
  5. MemoryLane

    MemoryLane Member

    This is from the National Institute of Health:

    Hope this helps ~ Lane

    Alternative names:

    Loss of taste; Metallic taste; Impairment of taste; Decreased taste and smell; Dysgeusia


    Taste impairment ranging from distorted taste to a complete loss of taste.


    The tongue can "taste" only sweet, salty, sour, and bitter sensations. Much of what is perceived as "taste" is actually smell.

    Taste abnormalities can be caused by anything that interrupts the transfer of taste stimuli to the brain, or conditions that affect the way the brain interprets taste stimuli.

    Common Causes:

    common cold

    nasal infection due to infection (such as salivary gland infections), polyp, etc.


    viral pharyngitis

    mouth dryness

    aging (the number of taste buds diminishes with age)

    heavy smoking (especially pipe smoking) which causes mouth dryness

    vitamin (Vitamin B-12) or mineral (Zinc in diet) deficiency

    injury to the mouth, nose, or head


    drug side effects such as antithyroid drugs, captopril, griseofulvin, lithium, penicillamine, procarbazine, rifampin, vinblastine, or vincristine

    Bell's palsy

    Sjogren's syndrome (Autoimmune complex)

    streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)

    Home Care:

    Follow prescribed therapy, which may include a diet modification. For the common cold or flu, taste senses should return to normal after the illness has past. For smokers, stop smoking.

    Call your health care provider if:

    there are prolonged and unexplained taste abnormalities.
    abnormal taste is associated with other symptoms.
    What to expect at your health care provider's office

    The medical history will be obtained and a physical examination performed.

    Medical history questions documenting the taste changes in detail may include:

    time pattern:
    How long has this change been present?

    What kind of taste change has been noticed?
    Do all foods and fluids taste the same?
    Have any changes in sense of smell been noticed?
    Does this change in taste affect the ability to eat normally?

    aggravating factors:
    Is smoking a practice? How much?
    Has there been a recent cold?
    What medications are being taken?
    Have there been any recent injuries?
    Are there allergies?
    Have teeth and gums been checked by a dentist recently?
    Have toothpaste or mouthwash recently been changed?

    relieving factors:
    Is there anything that relieves this altered taste?
    Are there any foods or drinks that taste normal?

    What other symptoms are also present?
    How is the appetite?
    Are there any problems with breathing?

    A physical examination may be performed with emphasis on the taste and smelling senses and may include examination of nose, throat, and ears. Diagnostic tests which include taste and smell testing may be performed based on the history and physical examination findings.

    After seeing your health care provider:
    If a diagnosis was made by your health care provider related to taste changes, you may want to note that diagnosis in your personal medical record.

    [This Message was Edited on 05/18/2003]
  6. AmyKaiser

    AmyKaiser New Member

    i just read about that last night..
    heavy metal taste in the mouth is a symptom of one of the autoimmune diseases...
    ill have to look it up again