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Old 06-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Does GERD cause bad taste in mouth?

I've been taking metronidazole (flagyl) for 9 days now for bacterial vaginosis. I have one day left. I have an AWFUL taste in my mouth 24/7. It is horrible! I know this drug can cause a metallic taste but I wouldn't say this was metallic. It's hard to describe, almost more like sour milk. Nothing I eat tastes right. I have to chew gum a lot or I just can't stand it! I am sure hoping it goes away when I stop the medicine. I have so much mucus in my throat and I think I am refluxing more while on this drug. Just wondering if anybody else has experienced this. Could the horrid taste just be from the reflux?

Old 06-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: Does GERD cause bad taste in mouth?

prob is antibiotics - reflux tastes like cow manure in mouth or worse

when i used to have it i woke up thinking something crawled in my mouth and died during the night

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
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Re: Does GERD cause bad taste in mouth?

Actually yes.. when I had bad case of reflux, my breath smelt like garbage.

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Re: Does GERD cause bad taste in mouth?

Antibiotics like Flagyl can cause GERD to flare up, and I do get a nasty acidic taste in my mouth when my GERD is acting up.

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