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Old 04-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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metal taste in mouth

I have Hashimoto, but am not on any meds at this time. Dr. is just watching it.
Had a metal taste in mouth and was wondering if this is just another thing with thyroid problems. Thank you.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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Re: metal taste in mouth

I also have Hashimoto and when my levels are low I have this toxic bitter metallic taste in my mouth feels like something is poisoning me.
Went away with treatment so don't worry.
Maybe you should have your levels checked.

 
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Re: metal taste in mouth

Aberrant taste can be a definite hypothyroid sign. My mother had a salty taste in her mouth for years before getting a diagnosis.

With all due respect, why aren't you pushing your MD for treatment? "Watching it" is like watching a grease fire on the stove without calling the fire department. If you have symptoms in addition to the metallic taste, you should be treating that Hashi's... now.

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:29 AM   #4
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Re: metal taste in mouth

I just looked at a post of yours from last year wherein you provided some thyroid labs.

Unfortunately, no one responded.

If I was a member back then, I would have suggested that you get treatment ASAP.

TSH > 2 is suspect for hypothyroidism.

FreeT4 levels lower than mid-range are considered hypothyroid.

You had both....and I suspect things are just as bad now, if not worse, than they were last year.

Please find a doctor that will recognize obvious hypothyroidism and start you on some thyroid hormone replacement meds.

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:41 AM   #5
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Re: metal taste in mouth

Lab Results: TSH, 3rd generation-4.09 / Ranges- 0.40-4.50
T4, free-1.1/ 0.8-1.8
T3, free-3.0 / 2.3-4.2
T3, total 87 / 76-181

Thyroglobulin antibodies 74
Theses are my latest labs
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Re: metal taste in mouth

Your labs are almost the same as last year's (thankfully, they haven't gotten worse).

They do indicate a need for treatment for the same reasons I already mentioned.

Have you shared your symptoms with your doctor? You might want to review the extended symptoms list in the thyroid information site on here to see if you have more.

I think you should really push for treatment....you could ask your doctor to start you on some levothyroxine to see if you feel better.

If he/she is not willing, you might have to doctor-shop....it is certainly worth the effort.

Hypothyroidism is not healthy.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #7
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Re: metal taste in mouth

I'm hypo and being treated and I've also had a metallic taste in my mouth off and on. I thought it was my fillings maybe, but perhaps for me too this is yet another hypo symptom.

Good luck with treatment

 
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:25 AM   #8
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Re: metal taste in mouth

I've had this too!!! But the odd thing is my Dr seems to think I may be becoming hyper .. she did say maybe my levels could be going back and forth. i didn't mention the metal taste in my mouth since it has only happened a few times and more recently and I didn't relate it to being a problem with my thyroid!

 
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Re: metal taste in mouth

I think that is what I'm doing also, going back and forth. Haven't had the metal taste again. Feeling pretty good right now, but do find that can change week to week. This forum sure helps to try and understand our Thyroid problems. Thanks again for all the responses.

 
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Re: metal taste in mouth

hah.. well i'm just glad you posted this. Cause I'm like *** did i eat??? yuck.. it tasted horrible. And I don't have any fillings. Do you ever get a very sweet taste in your mouth too? I've gotten that randomly also.

 
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Re: metal taste in mouth

woops I didn't realize you couldn't say that on here. they censored it out. sorry!

 
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