• 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

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    • Fridges' Avatar
      Fridges

      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.

      10 days ago
    • thestarr's Avatar
      thestarr

      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.

      5 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      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.

      5 days ago

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