Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Metallic

I have had a very metallic taste in my mouth for 2 days.
Like I've been sucking on pennies or nickles.
Any idea what this is?

15 comments:

Marsha said...

Check out this site for your answer:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Medical-Research-Internet-1426/METALLIC-TASTE-MOUTH.htm

The good news is you are not going to die. The bad news is you can't manufacture pennies and nickles and take them to the bank.

I'm leaving the house by 1:00 for ATL - sooner if possible.

Love you!

michelle said...

my guess is...You've been sucking on pennies and nickels.

Missy said...

Michelle...Why didn't I think of that?

Mom...good stuff...I have been having some Sinus issues before and if I think back, this has happened before. It must be a Sinus issue.
Either that or Stacy shoves pennies and nickles down my throat while I sleep!

Chuck said...

You just had a CT scan, and probably just forgot it (or were so terrified it became a repressed memory that will only be recovered through hundreds of hours of therapy...). The contrast element injected into your veins leaves a metallic taste in your mouth.

See, it was just that simple.

Graced said...

A similar thing happens to me when I get a yeast infection in my mouth (delightful, I know). This usually happens when I am dehydrated or I have eaten a lot of sugar. Often it will be accompanied by a "fuzzy" tongue.

Acidopholus taken in large amounts usually clears it right up for me.

Kim said...

You have weird things that happen to you.

Stace' said...

I get that taste with allergies. Dr. said that isn't abnormal at all.

Gargle with vinegar H20. Up Caffeine intake.

Rachel Garcia said...

um.. maybe an old filling is slowly disinergrating.. (sp?). Those things are supposed to be replaced every 10 years..

just a thought.. but then you would probably notice small pieces of metal in your mouth.. i dunno.. i just wanted to type something..

no answer is stupid, right????

please say no

Missy said...

What a helpful bunch of people you all are!
Stace- I am trying to decrease my caffeine. Maybe that is the problem.

Rachel- I don't have any fillings. I'm one of those rare people thats never had a cavity.
and of course there is no stupid answer in blog world!!!

Chuck- WHAT????

Graced- I am working on decreasing Sugar and increasing water this week!

Kim- My toe is in place!!!

Stace' said...

Who needs a doctor when you have a blog?

Joel Dison said...

This from the Mayo Clinic Online...

Answer
A metallic taste in the mouth is a fairly common problem — and usually not serious. Although you don't have actual taste buds that detect metals, the perception of the taste is described as "metallic."

A metallic taste can be due to many factors. But the most common causes of a metallic taste are:

Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones
Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene
Sometimes the cause of a metallic taste can't be determined. In many cases, the problem goes away on its own after several months or longer. Proper oral hygiene can help, including regularly brushing your teeth and brushing and scraping your tongue. Done properly, dental restorations — such as fillings and inlays — are rarely the cause a metallic taste.

Joel Dison said...

I guess we know now that you don't brush your teeth?

Missy said...

I just switched tooth brushes after my bout with the flu to one of those with the tongue and cheek scrubber.
Maybe all that scrubbing is doing something weird.

I really do think it's sinus related!

But thank you Joel for making me look nasty! ;)

michelle said...

LOL!!! This is so great! I think it is actually because you are a beautifully clean princess who is going to where a crown so soon you can actually taiste it (the crown). Also, sometimes if you are way better than the average person your body wants to put a silver coating on you. You know...like we do with baby shoes because they are so precious. Maybe you should try to be a little less awesome.

care-in said...

E's breath smells metalicy right before she is about to get sick with a fever, cold or ear infection.