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Old 10-01-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

I know that I don't drink enough water (MAYBE 24oz in a day) and I was wondering if that could cause a metallic taste. I can't seem to get rid of this! Anyone know what might cause it? I was on Cipro for about a week and stopped taking it 4 days ago. I would have thought it would be out of my system by now! Anyone have any ideas? This is really starting to worry me that it could be something serious and if it is, I don't have a clue as to what kindof Dr. to see.

 
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

I was on biaxin once for pneumonia and had the same problem. Assumed it was either the antibiotic or all that gunk that was coming up from my lungs. Bleah!

 
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

Singer,

Metallic taste in the mouth is one of the more common side effects of Cipro.

If this all coincided with your taking this drug, (and not before) then it seems to me that Cipro is your villain.

Other causes of metallic taste can be from tooth or gum infections with pus slowly seeping out from the gums.

Give yourself a few more days. Chances are the taste was caused by the Cipro and will soon disappear.

If, after another week or so it doesn't, maybe check in with your dentist to see if anything untoward is going on in your mouth.

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Old 01-28-2005, 06:44 PM   #4
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

ZuZu,

Well, off and on I have this nasty metallic taste. I noticed it after I ate a certain food today that seemed to have brought it on. I don't know if eating food can do that, but it just seemed like it did. On a tooth or gum infection, doesn't pain go with that? I hope and pray that this is not a sign or symptom of something serious!!!! I am so scared about this and I feel if I see a Dr., he'll tell me to see a dentist, which I do not like going to a dentist! The last time I got my teeth cleaned was about 21/2 years ago.

 
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

You might need more iron. A "copperish" taste in your mouth sometimes indicates that you have an iron defeciancy.

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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

If it waS the Cipro that taste could last a week or so - see what happens.

 
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

Nah...I still have it off and on and it seems like some foods that I eat bring it on. Someone also mentioned something about the jaw muscle doing something to a nerve and interestinly enough, I massaged my jsw muscles and they were TENDER. I also noticed that when I was rubbing on that muscle, that a metallically taste kind of surfaced. I don't know what that means though.

I hope the poster that wrote that can respond because I was told that I do have TMJ.

 
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

Pregnancy is another cause for metallic taste, I've heard...
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

Well....if I'm pregnant, I'll have a story to tell because my tubes have been clipped and burned!!!

 
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lol!
I guess that can't be it...
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

could also be a food intolorant..try iliminating that food that causes that taste.

 
Old 02-02-2005, 02:08 AM   #12
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

Hi Singer,

Sometimes the mercury content in fish can leave a metallic taste in your mouth.

You should really see a doctor and ask him/her. Why take chances with your health?

Please go and talk with your doctor. We are all here for you too.

 
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Thanks Blue! I don't know what I would do without this board!!!!!

 
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Re: Can anyone list reasons for metallic taste and what to do for it?

The fifth and twelth cranial nerve supply the sensation for our face and jaws. If your muscles around that nerve are sore, its possible you bruised the nerve. If it happens off and on, it is very possible that you grind your teeth at night, and this is causing the bruising. Either ask your SO, tape yourself, or see a dentist (they can look at your teeth to tell). If you are grinding, get a mouthgaurd.

All of the above being said, it could be a lot of things. An infection in your mouth doesn't neccissarily cause pain. A very minor case of Bell's Palsy could enter into the equation as well.

 
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