Originally Posted by emecmb
For me, it was probably 3-4 months with the bad taste in my mouth. The taste was annoying all the time, and it made bread & water taste terrible. For the firts 3 months at least, the only thing that actually tasted good to me was chicken noodle soup from a can & chicken Top Ramen. Then somewhere around 4-5 months, the bad taste went away and most foods were okay. Nothing tasted really good, but it wasn't bad, either.
Now I'm at almost exactly 6 months and I have a weird sweet-ish taste in my mouth where the sour/bad/metallic taste used to be. It makes water taste really good - sweet. But that's the only good thing about it. Salsa tastes sweet, too, and spaghetti sauce - not in a good way. I just made fettuccini Alfredo with chicken and it tasted sweet and gross. My husband said it was great.
Unfortunately, this new sweet taste in my mouth does not make sweet stuff taste good- which seems weird. I just ate a jelly belly that tasted so funky - I only ate one.
My biggest frustration is that I still get the same old cravings for really good food, and I feel like I'm hungry all the time. But I can't satisfy the cravings, and nothing tastes very good at all. Most days I'm okay with it (kind of used to it, after 6 months), but some days I still get really bummed. Don't feel like I'm making any progress right now.
I really hope that you check this post one day because I had a tonsillectomy done 6 days ago and have noticed a change in taste as well. I seemed to have skipped over your initial six months because I never had a bitter/bad taste in my mouth, and it seems that everything tastes extremely sweet to me. I'll eat a cherry and spit it out because it is so sweet, and my sister will spit it out because it is too sour. Did your regular taste ever come back? I truly hope it did!