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Unread 10-05-2003, 09:27 AM
The taste of drinks

Hi all, I'm about ten days post-op, off the meds except for tylenol, iron and colace and have started low dose ERT. One problem that has me really bugged is that I have lost interest in the things that I used to love to drink. Coke, black coffee, ice tea, tomato juice, none of them taste "right" any more. I find my self drinking the instant french vanilla coffee, hot tea, water and milk..they are the only things that taste the way I remember them. And sometimes even the hot tea, no matter which flavor i try, doesn't taste the same. Anyone else notice this? And will they ever taste right again to me? I'm getting bored with what I'm drinking but just don't enjoy the others anymore.
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Unread 10-05-2003, 09:47 AM
The taste of drinks


I had the same for a few weeks post op. However, back to normal now. Coffee, Coke etc. all now tastes like they used to instead of tasting like metalic acid.

So hopefully your tastebuds will recover too!

take care
Unread 10-05-2003, 10:07 AM
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Sometimes it takes a while for all the anesthesia drugs to come out of our systems. This can make a difference in how things taste. I sure wish I'd lose my appetite.

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Unread 10-05-2003, 10:29 AM
The taste of drinks

For many weeks after my surgery, I thought that I would never touch another soda again. (Which wouldn't be bad since they really aren't good for me). It tasted so odd. However, now at 7 weeks post, I am back to one diet soda a day and it tastes like it did pre-op.
Unread 10-05-2003, 01:38 PM
The taste of drinks

HI Judy,
My surgery was at the end of July and all the drinks you mentioned tasted just like medicine. I was not a soda junkie, but enjoyed an diet Pepsi One at least eveyr few days. So far it still tasted like medicine and I have been drinking only water and an accasional International Coffee. I do not even miss the soda now. I am sure that this is much more healthy. In addition I have not had my usual craving for sugar. I feel fine and have lost about 15 pounds. A nice side effect.
Unread 10-05-2003, 04:07 PM
The taste of drinks

I haven't wanted coffee or soda since the surgery.... I dont really miss it either. Been drinking lots of water, tea, and juice.....And if I dont start sleeping at night, I am going to add Mudslides to that list! And Mimosa's in the morning.

Unread 10-06-2003, 12:10 AM
The taste of drinks

One thing to consider is a Thrush - a yeast infection in your mouth. I had it and things just didn't taste right This can happen from the antibiotics they give us in the hospital (some of us take antibiotics at home too).

If you think this is a possibility, check in your mouth for any white patches that don't rub off. Check all over your mouth, tongue and cheeks.

If you see anything that looks "white and patchy", call your dr. They have meds that will fairly quickly fix it.

Good luck! Elissa
Unread 10-06-2003, 05:47 AM
The taste of drinks

You're still very new in your recovery and they say the ansethetic can stay in your system for months. I know my taste buds are still fried, feels like I burnt my tongue. I asked my doc about it and he said that between the anesthetic and the tube down your throat that the entire area will be sensitive for a while. Don't give up hope they do eventually get better. For my first 2 weeks post-op I could stand nothing with flavor to eat or drink, felt like lemon juice on a paper cut if I tried anything with any sort of seasonings but now it just feels like I burnt my tongue.

Good luck. s
Unread 10-06-2003, 07:08 AM
The taste of drinks

Thank you, all of you. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in experiencing this. I guess every symptom I think may be "weird" others have already lived through.
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