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Old 07-14-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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Bad Taste In Mouth

Can somebody please help me figure this out?

I've been having a bad taste in my mouth, most of the time. It has nothing to do with what I eat, and it's not a food taste. It's mettalic, bitter, like a pill. Sometimes it tastes plant-like, or even like a mineral.

The only medication I take is Valium, which isn't suppost to do this.

What could be causing the bad taste in my mouth?

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Old 07-14-2006, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: Bad Taste In Mouth

Do you think you might have a sinus or other type of upper respiratory infection? Those types of things often cause a bad taste in your mouth like you are describing. It could also be allergies if you have ever had a problem with those.


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Re: Bad Taste In Mouth

Hi PsychoScream. Call the pharmacist and make sure this is not a possible side effect. Some meds can cause this for some people even when it is not considered a main side effect.

I had this happen with an antibiotic I took. The pharmacist told me it is not a common side effect but that some people experience it.

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Old 07-15-2006, 06:54 PM   #4
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Re: Bad Taste In Mouth

Well, I found out that a bitter taste IS a minor side-effect for Valium. However, it's suppost to disappear once the body becomes "used to" the medication. I've been on Valium for about 10 years now, and I never had this problem before.

Maybe it's the antihistamine I've been taking, or my toothpaste...

A sinus infection is possible, I guess, and allergies have been a problem.

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Old 07-21-2006, 03:26 PM   #5
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Re: Bad Taste In Mouth


Well, it appears the bitter taste was the antihistamine I was taking. Turns out, that's one of the side effects of antihistamines. I'm taking less, and no more bitter taste.

However, there's still a dry, chalky taste under my tongue. It comes and goes with no apparent cause. I thought it was the MOM I was taking, but stopping the MOM didn't help.

Sometimes the taste is really awful... My doctor will be hearing about this in a week...

In the meantime, does anybody have any ideas about the chalky taste? Has anybody had this problem before?

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