• 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?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • 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.

      6 months 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.

      6 months 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

      6 months ago
    • MiriamMarino's Avatar
      MiriamMarino

      I understand. It's awful. How about juicing fruits or vegetables and drinking them with a straw? Maybe adding organic protein powder? I'm not saying the taste will change but you will receive nourishment while bypassing the chewing.

      6 months ago
    • DeniseD's Avatar
      DeniseD

      I remember well. I lived on milkshakes made with ensure, icecream and frozen fruit. Banana popsicle tasted good and fudgecicle tasted good too.

      6 months ago
    • Ashera's Avatar
      Ashera

      Ate Kozy Shack? Tapioca Pudding all the time. Watered down lemonade, plastic utensils. Ice cream was awful for me - pudding about as sweet as I could stand. Muscle Milk with 35g protein ordered from Amazon - son gifted me with this...it's pricey but I've also heard of Carnation Instant Breakfast. I switched to 'plain' salt instead of iodized as someone said it helped with metal mouth - and I found I could not tolerate any sea salt or mineralized salt. Most spices tasted like ground up pennies so plain salt was it. It's egg nog time, perhaps that would be soothing? All of this ends. Feels like forever now, I know. MiriamMarino's suggestion of juicing and using a straw to drink fast and not have to chew is a good one!

      5 months ago

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