• After you got your taste back after chemo and radiation was over does it seem the same?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    After you got your taste back after chemo and radiation was over does it seem the same?

    Or do things taste different, do you not even like some things that you used to love to eat? I am years and years out from treatments but it seems my taste is still changing. I'm getting to the point that I've quit eating some things that I used to like. Anyone else have this happening?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      For the most part, my taste is back to normal (thank goodness I enjoy the taste of chocolate again!), but I can’t tolerate spicy foods anymore. Strong flavors burn my mouth.

      11 months ago
    • BugsBunny's Avatar

      Mine is just now going away, I hope it comes back soon.

      11 months ago
    • TerriL's Avatar

      I finished radiation in January and Xeloda in June. I still have taste issues.

      11 months ago
    • Fridges' Avatar

      This is quite common, taste is acquired through many formative years. After radiation I thought beef especially tasted terrible along with other meats. Perseverance brought "my" sense of taste back - is it the same as before? I don't think it is but is now a NEW taste and I can live with that. I am 12 years into this.

      11 months ago
    • thestarr's Avatar

      It has been 8 years since my treatment. I'm just starting to get some of my taste buds back. I definitely can't eat spicy foods. For me, I'm so used to drinking Ensure that that is my preference at this time. Good luck to you.

      11 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Thanks for your responses, I believe my taste is evolving. Things that I used to look forward to are not that inviting anymore. Things that have an explosion of taste are all that I look forward to now. Like strawberry milkshakes.

      11 months ago

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