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Loss of taste & smell? Could be Cymbalta?

I wanted to know if anyone has lost their sense of taste and smell.
Months ago I lost mine. And the only taste I do have is a metalic taste in my mouth. I have no dental issues or acid reflux.  I mentioned this to my doc and she said could be side affect from the Cymbalta.
Anyone heard of this or experienced it?
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572651 tn?1333939396
There is an OTC sinus medicine that had a warning issued because it caused loss of both taste and smell.  I'm trying to remember which one ..... I'll get back to you on that.

Lunesta causes a miserable metallic tast.  

I'm sure others can add in on their experiences.

Lulu
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666513 tn?1256921055

Hmmm. Zinc supplements can do that to you. Zircam, is one popular zinc-containing  product with that potential side effect.

I've taken Cymbalta for Chronic Pain, and it did change my tastes. It either dulled them, or caused foods that I used to love to taste bad. However, it didn't cause a metallic taste, however.

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572651 tn?1333939396
With the help of my sister, I can now tell you the name ...

it is Zicam. You can read the FDA recall on this at

http://www.fda.gov/Newsevents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm167065.htm


If anyone else has this in their medicine cabinet, they need to throw it away. It can cause PERMANENT damage.

be well,
Lulu
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147426 tn?1317269232
MS can do this.  Can we have it recalled?
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Avatar m tn
some of my first documented neuro symptoms were loss of taste, facial numbness and balance issues, sensation feeling like i'm swallowling my tongue.

over the years when i have the loss of taste and facial numbness i know i'm going to have a few week of it and then it goes away. no doubt something neuro with me

i take cymbalta for pain/irritability. i haven't noticed a correlation with it or the above. many times in the past i was not on any medication and those symptoms presented themselves.
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572651 tn?1333939396
Q- we could at least warrant  an FDA warning about MS! ;-)
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1028079 tn?1267069221
Thank you everyone for you input!
And yes.........I will support the cause............recall MS!!!!!
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