• Did you lose your taste and some of your ability to smell things during chemo?

    Asked by BugsBunny on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Did you lose your taste and some of your ability to smell things during chemo?

    How long will it take for it to come back? It does come back, doesn't it?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I lost my taste in each of the 3 diagnoses that I have had, I think my smell has been enhanced somehow. You should get it back about a month after the treatments stop. We hope you are tasting again soon!

      2 months ago
    • lh25's Avatar
      lh25

      I didn't really lose my sense of taste as much as things tasted odd. Even water had an unpleasant flavor. It did come back, I remember clearly the first time I liked drinking water again.

      2 months ago
    • Phoenix76's Avatar
      Phoenix76

      During chemo, some things had a metallic taste. Smell seemed unaffected. Overall, my sense of taste was heightened - salty things tasted really salty, sweet very sweet, etc. I love steak, but I tasted the iron in it, so I didn't eat much of it. I mostly ate bland, healthy things. Bland is good. Yes, it came back - after about 6 -8 weeks after the last chemo treatment. I appreciate the little things so much more now!

      2 months ago

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