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Old 02-20-2017, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Yes! I use it for my nose, every day. I have allergies. But I have no problem eating meat. That might be partly the cause of my taste disorder, though. Interesting.

But, you know I do like breathing.
I was using Flonase about twice as much as recommended, also. The directions say 1 spray per nostril per day. I was doing 2. One in the morning and one in the evening.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Yes! I use it for my nose, every day. I have allergies. But I have no problem eating meat. That might be partly the cause of my taste disorder, though. Interesting.

But, you know I do like breathing.
I also use Flonase regularly for allergies, and haven't noticed any effect on how things taste.
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Old 02-21-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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An excessive sweet taste is a reason for a doctor's office visit to check for diabetes! There are plenty of other possible reasons but diabetes is a common cause.
I am not sure what you are saying here. I do not have a sweet taste; I find some sweet things too sweet--sweet enough to be disturbing. I have found some desserts to be too sweet for my taste, and I find sweet salad dressings intrusively sweet. I have never liked sweetened coffee drinks. I'll take my coffee with a little cream and nothing else.

I like pastries and some sweets enough that I have to practice abstention and moderation.

And to the anon poster who left a note after repping me, I don't think I am in the early stages of dementia! Would I even be complaining about this if I were?

I am appreciating others' notes about how meds have affected you, or how taste disturbance might be a deficiency of zinc. I had never heard about zinc. I'll have to do a little research on that.

If anyone has other info to share, please do.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I'm just thrilled to be, since yesterday and after 10 days, beginning to get my sense of smell (and, so, taste) back after losing it due to a cold.

It had been at least 20 years since I'd had a cold, but I remember them and inability to smell only lasted while my nose was stuffed--not almost two weeks after.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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Food doesn't taste differently but I find I get heartburn from certain foods. It never happened until menopause.


Ah, the joy of it all
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Many medications can change your sense of taste. So if your change of taste is very recent Id look at what else in your daily medications might have changed. One med I took made everything taste too salty, and I LOVE salt. So that was odd. Ive found that I like more hot sauce on things lately. Suddenly medium salsa is too mild and I put sriracha on lots of stuff.
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