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Health question...bad taste in mouth?

Sorry if this is an odd question. I'm hoping someone may have some insight. For the past month, I've had a metallic taste in my mouth which is driving me nuts. I'm 100% not pregnant. I had a dental checkup and nothing there. I dont have my annual physical for another month. I've read it could be gastric related but I have no stomach symptoms. Has anyone else gone thru this? I want it to go away! THanks
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Re: Health question...bad taste in mouth?

  • Have you eaten pine nuts? If you've had raw pine nuts lately, I would consider pine mouth. Some people are susceptible and others are not.

    From the FDA website:

    In the past year FDA has received a number of consumer complaints regarding a bitter metallic taste associated with pine nuts. This taste, known as "pine mouth," typically begins 12 to 48 hours after consuming pine nuts, and lasts on average between a few days and two weeks. It is exacerbated by consumption of any other food during this period and significantly decreases appetite and enjoyment of food. The symptoms decrease over time with no apparent adverse clinical side effects.

    In response to increased consumer complaints, FDA developed a detailed questionnaire, and collected and analyzed samples from some consumers submitting complaints. The Agency found that the majority of pine nuts associated with "pine mouth" were eaten in the raw state (either as snacks or as a component of salad or pesto sauce). It also found that consumers did not detect a rancid or off-taste when eating the pine nuts. Finally, FDA was able to confirm that "pine mouth" is an adverse food reaction to pine nuts that is clearly distinct from a typical food allergy.

    FDA continues to analyze consumer complaints to identify the potential causes of "pine mouth" and to determine whether the severity of symptoms and likelihood of developing them is related to the amount of pine nuts consumed. FDA will continue to monitor this problem and keep the public posted regarding any new findings.

     

     

     

  • I get this when I am losing weight.  Are you trying to lose weight?  Not sure if it is greatly reduced calories or low-carb related. Altoids is the only thing that relieved it.  And by relieving it, I don't mean it went away, just made it bearable.
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    Thanks for the thoughts. I havent had pine nuts, unless it was hidden in something i ate. And I'm not losing weight (though that sounds nice). Hmmm....my mouth is a big mystery.
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  • A zinc deficiency can result in this.  Also, certain medications (you didn't mention if you take anything) can cause such an issue as can some foods.  Antacids (Tums, etc) can also result in a similar taste. If nothing else is bothering you, mention it at your physical!  GL!

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    A zinc deficiency can result in this.  Also, certain medications (you didn't mention if you take anything) can cause such an issue as can some foods.  Antacids (Tums, etc) can also result in a similar taste. If nothing else is bothering you, mention it at your physical!  GL!

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