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    Old 12-01-2007, 11:54 AM   #1
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    I am now 2.5 weeks post-tonsillectomy. Like many I experienced a drastic loss of taste as I recovered from the surgery. Sweet foods like chocolate pudding and ice cream tasted somewhat normal (although muted) to me, but most everything else tasted bland and disgusting. I even had to throw away the sushi (my most favorite food of all) I bought two days ago because I just could not stand to eat it. Extremely discouraged, I began doing some research on the subject and found an interesting article about post-tonsillectomy zinc deficiency. I figured that at this point, I'd give anything a shot. So I started sucking on some Cold-Eeze lozenges that have a high zinc content. (I'm sure any of the common cold remedies would work as well, i.e. Airborne.)

    Whether it was a total coincidence or not, I seem to have had some significant improvement after only about a day and a half of lozenges. On Thursday I could barely choke anything down, and today on Saturday afternoon, I just ate two corn dogs (I know, not exactly gourmet cuisine, but I had a hankering)...and they weren't completely nauseating. They seemed to be tasting much more like they should and my tongue seemed to pick up a bit more on the subtle nuances of flavor. This is the most encouraging moment I've had since the surgery. It's enough that I will keep on supplementing with the zinc in hopes that my taste will continue improving. I can't guarantee that it will work for everyone, and maybe it's just a coincidence that it seems to be working for me, but as depressed as I was two days ago I feel it is information worth sharing. I know I would try anything to get my taste back, so maybe you all suffering with this problem can try it as well. What have you got to lose?

    Here is a link to the article:

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    Best of luck to everyone! Hopefully this will help us all!

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