Taste Gone

Taste Gone

My sister in law has had copd now for about 4 years, for the past 8 months she has not been able to taste anything that she eats, has anyone else had this problem and what should she do. She has gargled with everything and did everything her dr told her to do, but nothing works. Thanks and take care.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I was like that for a year are more they kept giving me med for yeast but that didn't help at all so they sent me to a ENT dr finally he listens to me about the way it was doing so he looked in my mouth he said you have really dry mouth I said finally someone agrees with me so he wrote a prescription for something for dry mouth I take one 3times a day after a few days on it I could actually taste my food again I had gland surgery they took a Slavic gland out because it was stoped up with stones and it makes your mouth a little dryer I'm happy with the meds he gave me. Ask your Dr to send you to an ENT dr let him help you remember keep it moving my friend

posted 6 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have that problem but don't have an answer! I know having to use my oxygen 24/7 has an effect on a lot of things for me! I know if I try to go without my oxygen i get very confused can't remember things and my body is just worn out. So I just keep my oxygen on and live with it!

posted about 2 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I've been on Spiriva and symbicort for about 12 yrs. For maybe the last two years, i noticed a very bad dry mouth, and a loss of taste. I have to put lots of salt (thank god I have low b.p.) and herbs to try to get my taste buds activated, but it doesn't work too well. Even coffee tastes funny. I also had my symbicort upped to 2 puffs 2x a day and actually, I noticed these problems worsened.

Yesterday my doctor gave me samples of the new inhaler, Trelegy Ellipta, only taken once a day (it has a triple action meds)., so don't need to take the other stuff. I just started it and wait to see if it helps my lung function and taste buds.

posted 10 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I lost my sense of taste and smell about 20 years ago. I can sense sweet, sour, spicy and bitter. I do find when I am on prednisone for at least a couple of weeks my senses usually return. But I look for high flavour foods and pretend I can taste and smell.. You know how the food should taste but it's just not there. Some days its really hard to tolerate, but life goes on and there is always a brighter tomorrow.

posted 5 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hi taste ,mine is gone for years. Something it gets better. They took me off salt. That was lousey. I make home made beef soup. Taste good. Frozen yogurt. Taste ok. It takes time to get your taste back.

posted 10 months ago
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