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Taste bud change

I've noticed months after the hemorrhagic stroke that I still have minimal numbness in the lower part of my leg and sensitivity in my left arm and hand everything else is fine. Has anyone experienced a change in their sense of taste?
Thanks,
Dorothy
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Yes.  For one thing, I have not had much of an appetite since my stroke, except of sweets which is a side effect of one of my medications. More specifically, following my stroke I couldn't stand anything sweet.  This being strange after having a very sweet tooth.  Unfortunately, the sweet tooth came back about 6 to 8 months later.  But I couldn't stand anything with the slightest tartness.   I used to love lemon in everything.  I couldn't even stand to sink my tooth into a cherry or grape, much less put lemon into anything.  Then the tartness tolerance has gotten better after 5 years following my stroke.  

I would be interested in what changed with your sense of taste change.  Please let me know.
Sara
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Hi Sara it's so good to share  with others about the after affects. With me it's been acute sensitivity to tart foods as well and anything that has a tart ingredient my taste bud picks upon it immediately It realy doesn't bother me that much but thought it could be caused from  my bp meds :)
If you don't mind me asking what is how age and hoe long since your post stroke?
Thanks and have a great day ,
Dorothy :)
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Thanks for responding back.  I had my stroke about 6 years ago at age 56.

Could I ask you your age and how long ago did you have your stroke?  

It is helpful to share information.  Do you have the same appetite that you had before?  A friend of mine who had a stroke in her early 50s said that she didn't have the same appetite either, but she isn't skinny like I am.  I was overweight before my stroke and I couldn't lose the pounds.

Any other stroke effects that you still have?  I have many continuing problems following mine.  But if you'd rather not go into it, I fully understand.

Best wishes to you,
Sara

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Hi Sara ,
Good to hear from you I am 58 and had the stroke in early march, my appetite changed based on my taste difference and I I've been back at work full time  for 8 weeks now thank God !!! I do have minimal numbness in my lower left foot like from the ankle down . But other than that I'm fine again thank God!!! :)
P.S.ask anything you want anytime! :)
Dorothy


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The minimal numbness doesn't pose any problems just noticeable to me.
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I know everything will be fully restored in due time with the wonderful process of neurogenesis.......!!!!! :) hang in there!!!!
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You are very fortunate.  I'm not familiar with neurogenesis.
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Hi Sara,
Neuroscientist have discovered that the brain repairs itself... over an eight  year study. They have found a pathway providing evidence that regarding neurogenesis where brain cells >>>neurons>>> re circuit, renew and repair themselves. The information gets very involved and complicated and is very interesting and informative! :)
Please keep in touch and have a great day!!!
Google neurogenesis and you can read a world of information about....
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Hi Sara ,
Didn't hear back from you ... hope all is well and look forward to hearing from you soon. :)
Dorothy
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Is your appetite and taste bud change your remaining issues, is there anything else that's residual ?
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