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    Whats on my mind is that can I deal with not being able to taste again...

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      Thanks4Mayo

      Chris- My oncologist suggested I take a zinc sulfate (OTC) capsule once a day. He said some of his patients experienced faster taste recovery with that. After a few months my taste started to rebound, and even though I still have virtually no saliva, my taste is almost normal. Good luck.

      over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    Loss (Body part/function): Absolutely no sense of taste at all. Eating makes me sick.

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    Celebration (Birthday): I celebrated my birthday this year because I am alive and somewhat; still healthy. I guess you can say that this year, I celebrated for my life.

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    Side Effects (Anemia (low red blood cell counts)): Adding to no scenes of taste, I also developed Anemia. This doesn't help considering that I dont eat much at all because of having no taste. Now i have to be on other supplements and make sure I always consume something every 2 hrs.

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    Radiation (Internal radiation): Because of the radiation, my toung has suffered immensely. Before treatments, I can taste with my toung, now I have no taste at all. Everything I eat tastes gross and gags me. Its very unfortunate.