I think your body is telling you it is in an acidic state. Go to health food store for Probiotics and pH test strips...anything less than 7.3 means your whole body is acidic. Wheat Grass is good. (All this for about $20.00) Check web for alkalizing foods and top 10 foods that detox. Know about all the chemicals you are putting in your body. Stop breads (have mycotoxins, sodium benzoate, stop lunch meats, processed foods.
Try changing your diet. You could have a food allergy or an intolerance. also mint will also help with upsets in the stomach or bad breath. Try taking things like onions, gluetin, garlic out of your diet. One at a time. if something changes keepdoing it. Also make sure you are getting enough soluable fiber. Hope it helps
A sinus infection very definitely changes the sense of taste. I'm wondering if your sinus cavities are still draining. It could be GERD. You don't need a prescription to take Omeprozel (SP) and it is relatively inexpensive, and usually quite effective. I don't think GERD often causes food to taste strangely, but I sure could be wrong, I'm not a health professional. Another thought, have you had any head injuries lately? Also, people who undergo long surgeries commonly complain that their sense of taste has changed. Your brain is where the perception of taste originates, and an injury to the brain, or if you have been put out for an operation, can drastically change how things taste. I have experienced this first hand, most recently this last Spring when I had an operation lasting about 4 hours. For a month, most food tasted terrible. I'm also a volunteer in a critical care cardiac wing, and many if not not most patients who have had open heart surgery struggle with the taste of their food.
What you have isn't at all rare, and can come from many causes. Thinking back, did the antibiotic help, or the antacid? What else has been going on in your life?
Best wishes. Keep us informed.
I'm not sure what my issue is but for two days I've been following an alkaline diet. Nothing I have done has worked until I decided to take some old expired alkaseltzer I had on hand. I noticed a difference right away. I went to the store and got a big box and drank one about every 4 hours yesterday and definitely felt relief from it. I then read on to get your body back to an alkaline state drink a tall glass of water with a teaspoon of bicarbinate soda in it. several times a day. I've drank 3 glasses and the horrible taste in my mouth is finally tolerable. Its not gone, but I can deal with this. I'm also taking OTC previcid, but I've been taking 2 pills at night and 2 in the morning. (the doctor told me its ok to take 2 because its the same as getting the prescription and I have no insurance so that was cost effective. I'm terrified to eat, I eat a little bit. I know its not good to do a bunch of things at once but after dealing with this for weeks on end the relief is more important to me right now. I am also taking milk thistle and acidophilous. Once this is gone I will know I'm leaning more to my body is acidic because of what the bakinsoda and alkaseltzer has done for me. Honey and ACV did not seem to work for.
Hi have been reading your experience of foul taste in your mouth. I have been following what you did to get rid of the taste, I also have GERD, for the last two days ie alkaseltzer in the morning and last thing at night, pantoprazole (PPI) 40mg in morning, acidophilous x 2 and milk thistle and also a couple of tablespoons of aloe vera. I just wondered how long it took for your taste to go or be tolerable, I know it is about 3 years since you posted but wondered if you would reply to me please I would be most grateful. I am very low and depressed because of this taste and do not enjoy food or drink any more and have been searching the internet for people who have experienced the same thing and how they have dealt with it and you are the closest to how I am. Many thanks Neil
Have you been to an ENT yet?
GERD has to be severe before it reaches the throat/mouth and if you experience this through out the day and if you can not identify certain foods that aggravates this for you, then I would suggest that you consult an ENT.
From my experience: I have been diagnosed with Chricopharengeal muscle dysfunction and have been suffering from this for about 4 years now. I always have a bad taste in my mouth and I've been told that it is the lactic acid from the Chrico muscle. It took me almost 4 years to get to a proper diagnoses.
Hope this helps somewhat.