Horrendously awful taste in my mouth
I am slowly losing my mind here. Quick background info on me: I am a healthy, married 29 yr old male. I am an endodontist (root canal specialist), married, exercise almost daily, and take OTC meds for seasonal allergies and heartburn. Within the last year, I had an upper endoscopy that game my esophagus and stomach a clean bill of health.
So a few weeks ago, I started noticing what I would describe as a rotten, abscess-like taste when I was eating. I mean, honestly, the taste is horrible, but it would go away once I was done eating. Over the past several days, the taste is now around even when I am not eating. It is to the point where I am almost gagging on the taste. It is making it very difficult to eat because the food I eat tastes good until I get that bad taste again. It is not metallic, not salty, not bitter...it is a rotten, NASTY taste. I am not sure if others can smell it on my breath, as my wife has been out of town. My teeth are great...no cavities/fillings.
So, I am not sure what to do. I am going to call my PCP 1st thing tomorrow...but I am sure she is going to think I am losing my mind. Honestly, this taste is soooo bad, that I could see it driving me insane.
Any thoughts? Why all of a sudden would my heartburn be giving me a bad taste? Ugh...so frustrating...
Thanks in advance,