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Loss of Taste?
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Loss of Taste?

I have been recently diagnosed with acid reflux and gastritis. I have had an endoscopy and everything seems to be healing as far as the acid reflux. I have had a ultrasound of my gallbladder and all seems normal as does all of my regular checkup bloodwork. However, I still feel nauseous after eating an evening meal and for several weeks I have been experiencing a loss of taste and sometimes a metallic like taste (like blood). Has anyone ever heard of gastritis causing this? I am currently taking Nexium and a diuretic for mildly high blood pressure...maybe one of these meds causes this as a side effect? This loss of taste is becoming a problem because I feel like I have to salt everything to get a taste and even then the taste of the food is very bitter if existent at all!  Anybody have any ideas?
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I don't know anything about the gastritis but my Husband had an illness (ONE single sinus infection !)that caused him to lose some of his taste and smell a couple of years back.(We were stunned as he never had a problem before and he's in his 40's)It really is a shame.A lot of it came back but not all.He had gone to an Ear,Nose and Throat doctor.They suggested he try taking zinc tablets  and also gave him a nasal spray to try. I understand that people with allergies sometimes have that happen to them.I'm sorry that happened to you.I would suggest you try to get help with it =the sooner the better as far as possibly seeing the E,N,T about it.
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Thanks for the info...I do have allergies but I have never had a sinus infection, however, I guess it would be best to see an ENT.  Thanks,Lorylou
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You're asking the wrong board...  you want an ears/nose/throat specialist for this one.
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