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clippitty 10-29-2006 12:32 PM

Salty Taste
Hello all, I've had this taste going on 3 years now. Does anyone else have
this salty taste and Hypothyroidism? I am begining to believe
the 2 are related. Any feedback is most welcome .

pursie 10-29-2006 01:18 PM

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i used to get a weird sort of sharp salty taste vefore meds but that may have been due to to much sugar or my very bad teeth!! love from katpuirsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

midwest1 10-29-2006 02:10 PM

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Clippity, salty taste is definitely a sign of hypoT. My mother had that aggravation for years before she was diagnosed hypo. She saw no less than 1 dentist and 4 doctors to find out why the taste was always there. The final MD she saw before giving up told her to see a psychiatrist. It was about 4 or 5 years later that the hypoT was finally diagnosed, and research into the condition led me to discover that aberrent taste is a common symptom. So is burning tongue, which I had.

Have you been diagnosed? In treatment now?

ErinBeth 10-29-2006 02:24 PM

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[FONT="Lucida Console"]I am a treated hypothyroid patient, but have never noticed that symptom. Some other possible reasons for that salty taste are:

Side effect of certain medications.
Salivary gland diseases.
Post-nasal drainage.

Possible, but more rare ... nutritional deficiency, endocrine disorder or neurological disorder, such as epilepsy or migraine.


clippitty 10-29-2006 03:41 PM

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Hi Erin,
Yes, I know all those other reasons you mentioned. None of
them apply to me. Thanks for your post.

clippitty 10-29-2006 03:52 PM

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Hi Midwest1,

You were the first person to reply to my question 3 years ago.
As you can see I am still trying to find answers. I have been in treatment
for many years now for the HypoT. I'm pretty much convinced now that
HypoT and the salty taste affect some, but not all people. I am just one
of the ones it does. I am glad that is my worst ailment. Thanks.

clippitty 03-31-2008 10:20 AM

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Midwest-I have had Hypothyroidism for 20 years and am taking Synthroid. Have had many tests. Drs. have no clue.

Doritt1 03-31-2008 11:41 AM

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I am Hypo and have been for 16 years and recently have been having a salty taste. Don't know what it is. It comes and goes. Suppose it's one of those things we have to put up with.

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