• If you lost your taste, how long did it take to lose it?

    Asked by OldGuy on Saturday, January 11, 2020

    If you lost your taste, how long did it take to lose it?

    Then, after treatments are over how long will it take to come back? I have mostly lost it now and that makes eating just a going through the motions thing. I don't even want to eat anything either. My appetite has left with the taste.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      If I remember correctly my sense of taste went all haywire as soon as I started chemo. I'm now a year and a half after treatment and it's pretty much back to normal. But some things still taste a little weird.

      7 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Depends on what cocktail they are giving you and for how long. When I was on chemo there were times when food tasted like cardboard. Although I like ketchup on almost everything, could not stand the taste of ketchup during chemo. Same thing with avocados. Some foods had a metallic taste to them. I learned after my chemo was over using plastic silverware helps with this. My tastebuds normalized post chemo in a matter of a few weeks.

      4 days ago

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