• Sense of Taste

    Asked by ariez on Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Sense of Taste

    Does your ability to taste foods, as they should be, ever return? I completed my last treatment in December and still cannot taste much.

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    • dhtdiver's Avatar

      During my first go-around with chemo (Sept 2009-Jan 2010, methotrexate) everything tasted metallic and I lived on scrambled eggs, yogurt, milk shakes and BBJ for the one day during each session that this happened,

      During my second go-around (Sept - Nov 2012, RCHOP21) just one day of fatigue each session, no loss of taste.

      All tastes have been OK since...

      almost 5 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar

      I tried not to eat favorite foods during chemo, not too much of a problem. Then, I had radioactive iodine treatment (drink rai), and that affected my taste buds for a couple of months. One day, I was eating an apple and it tasted sour and I made a face and my coworker commented that I finally was able to taste it. Not like it stopped me from eating anyway!

      almost 5 years ago
    • aracooper's Avatar

      I went through the same thing. It seemed like forever before my ability to taste food came back but when it did....WOW! Everything seemed like I was tasting it for the first time. I especially fresh foods like fruits and vegetables, they tasted so good to me. I also could taste every spice in everything that I ate. My taste in food changed as well. Things that I used to like I no longer liked. I have been in remission for almost 5 years now and I still find that foods taste different however, in my opinion if you still are not able to taste most foods after 6 months you should talk with your doctor.

      over 4 years ago

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