• I'm getting this metal taste in my mouth from treatments, nothing tastes good.

    Asked by Bloodproblems on Monday, December 2, 2019

    I'm getting this metal taste in my mouth from treatments, nothing tastes good.

    I don't even feel like eating and I'm losing weight. I know that's not a good road to be going down. What has worked best for you to keep appetite up, weight up, and beat backk the losing weight?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Some days, when the side effects were at their worst, I didn't eat - couldn't. On other days I forced myself to eat whatever appealed to me. I ate alot of whitehead chicken, cereal, vanilla milkshakes. One of the nurses recommended Carnation instant breakfast as a less expensive alternative to nutrition drinks like Ensure. On the days when the side effects were at their lowest I tried to load up on fruits and vegetables. I did lose some weight but I was overweight so wasn't overly concerned. You just do what you can.

      3 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      God, I hate spell checker. That was supposed to be "white meat" chicken. I don't know if there's any such thing as a whitehead chicken. Lol.

      3 days ago
    • Allisonsue2's Avatar
      Allisonsue2

      I was advised to eat & cook with plastic utensils cuts down on metal taste. When I was out I made sure food wasn't cooked on metal grill/pan. Tried to bake in glass/ceramic dishes. Some days it worked and some it didn't. Just do what works for you and I also drank alot of protein drinks. God Bless you

      3 days ago

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