• Messed up taste buds. Its hard to taste anything. Everything is bland.

    Asked by Lexi21 on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Messed up taste buds. Its hard to taste anything. Everything is bland.

    Has anyone had trouble with their taste bud due to chemo or radiation. Almost everthing I eat has no taste. Does anyone have any food suggestions? I am also getting treated for thrush so that may be playing into this loss of taste.

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    • WVgirl2424's Avatar

      I had a problem with my food tasting metallic, so at that time I used plastic spoons etc.. Then food had no taste, and shortly after that I had blisters all through my lips, mouth, throat and intestines. I was in hospital and the doc put me on pain pump and I ate pudding, ice cream and Popsicles. That lasted about 3 days, then blisters healed and I went for at least a month without tasting anything. I kept track of my food intake so that I knew I was eating enough each day. When you have no appetite and cannot taste anything you need to keep close track so that you get enough nutrition and hydration. That was 7/2011, now I have to watch what I eat or I gain weight. So, just know it passes, and please eat, your body needs it to heal.

      about 9 years ago
    • pakb56's Avatar

      I don't know if I so much crave things but find that certain things seem very appealing and others start making me a little queasy.

      When I have a taste for something I try to eat it because before I know it I may not want to eat anything.

      about 9 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I'm towards the end of my 8 week treatment and what's worked for me is having a variety of foods. Which means that I eat whatever I crave, when I crave it. Something very important is to eat on a schedule, that way you can make sure you are getting nutrition to sustain you. I know when food tastes just bad or no taste at all...you certainly don't want to eat it. Mentally tell yourself that this is your medicine too. Just as we are all going through treatments that make our body weak, we have to help our bodies heal and fight back. Good nutrition helps with this. Keep a supply of Ensure nearby for those times you definitely can't stomach food. I would even suggest taking one a day to help maintain a balance of vitamins, etc. Hang in there. Wish you all the best.

      about 9 years ago

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