• Super taste buds

    Asked by Modern on Monday, December 17, 2012

    Super taste buds

    So Around my sixth cycle of treatment my taste buds started getting very sensitive to any kind of spice even a little two much pepper makes my mouth burn anyone else have this issue?

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    • Peroll's Avatar

      Modern, During my seond round of chemo diet coke started tasting bad so I just quit all caffene (Inever have been a coffee drinker, which makes me very wierd in Seattle) cold turkey, I didn't notice any withdrawl. While on chemo I have stayed away from spicy foods as Itend to get nausea and thik about hoy things might taste on a return trip past the tounge. I do misshot wings, I wonder if there will be hot wings at Greg's BBQ????

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Maybe my chili wouldn't work so well?

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      For me, chemo made everything taste like C-R-A-P!!!! Except Frosted Flakes!!! Just looking at a box of frosted flakes now makes me nauseous.

      almost 5 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      One strip of taste buds in the middle of my tongue are still sensitive 6 months after chemo. I cannot use regualar toothspaste - burns too much. I use to love HOT seasoned food. Now even mild salsa is a bit too warm. Much fresh fruit doesn't work either.... but sometimes I think it is worth the irritation and have an oranbe.

      almost 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      At first, with chemo, I couldn't tolerate my Diet Coke or ketchup - way too spicy. But, it has gotten better. I lived on Diet Coke, and now I can drink it again without too much burnage. The same with ketchup. I'm not a spicy food person anyway, so otherwise it didn't bother me. I got sores in my mouth from my chemo at first, but that has gone away, thank goodness. So, for me, it got better. I hope it does for you, too Good luck!

      almost 5 years ago

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