i have a metallic taste in my mouth for about 2 weeks now. im not on any different medication and i was wndering if anyone knew what might cause this??
A metal taste, can be a sign of infection in your teeth, something like gingavitis. Do you have metal fillings in your teeth? I could also be from those fillings getting old. I would go see a dentist if I were you.
Last edited by sunrise488; 11-19-2003 at 04:16 PM.
metal taste can be a medication side affect as well. What kind of medication are you taking? I was taking a med that caused same. Once I discontinued using that med., the metal taste went away but as long as I was on it, it was present and affected my how my food tasted.
Hi cajunmommy- You are so lucky not to have any cavities! But Sunrise mentioned gingivitis ...This, and/or periodontitis - is inflammation of the gums, or possibly a low grade infection under a tooth (are your gums sore,or puffy or red?) where blood or pus is slowly seeping out from the gums giving rise to a sometimes metallic or bitter taste.
Also, how long have you been on accupril? One of the side effects of this drug is loss of taste or metallic taste. If you've been on it a long time (over three months) and this metallic taste just began, then it's probably not the problem, although still a possibility. Some med side effects emerge late.
If the taste continues, perhaps you might want to check in with your dentist... Even with no apparent gum inflammation or pain, something may be going on under a tooth, you never know.
My mother who is 74 got her metal/bitter tatse in her mouth back in Nov 04 a few days after a minor stroke which left no damage. She has that taste all the time in her mouth and when she eats, she can't taste nothing but metal or the food is bitter. She can't take it anymore. She had been to her doctor, a throat specialist and her dentist and they all can't figure it out. She is on Lipitor, cumiden(spelling?) so they stopped that for awhile with no results. Dentists said everything looked good in her mouth around her caps and partials. She was at doctor again yesterday and he told her to stop all meds for 1 week to see what happens. This is very hard for her. She had a CAT Scan and it only showed that she had some minor stroke but she has no side effects from it. This taste thing came about 3 days after she left the hospital from the stroke episode. Can anyone help????