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Inability to taste for 2 and a half months

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  • Posted By: IceSkate
  • December 22, 2011
  • 01:47 PM

From early September through mid November, I was unable to taste and I had a slight numbness throughout my entire body. One day I woke up with a numbness in my mouth. By afternoon, it had spread throughout my body. It was not a tingling feeling, but like my skin was a little less sensitive. A doctor poked my skin in various places, and I was able to feel them all. If I pinched my skin, though, I couldn't feel the pain. I could not taste at all, but I could smell fine.

In mid November, the taste came back and the numbness went away. I feel completely fine.

Does anyone have any idea why I couldn't taste for 2 and a half months? The only medication I take is for hypothyroidism (synthyroid), but my doctors say everything is fine with my thyroid levels right now.

I'm 28 years old and don't have a history of any serious illnesses

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  • I can honestly say that it has been some time since I've been able to taste anything. My tongue can sense something spicy, sweet, or sour. But I can't actually taste it. Eating things just generally tastes like eating solid water. I know how that feels, I don't have the tingling, but what that sounds like is poor circulation. You should probably ask your doctor to check to see how your circulation is. If it's fine then there may be something neurologically wrong. But that's just the worst case scenario. I have messed up nerves, I can't make a fist when I first wake up, and I can scratch a certain point on my body, and I'll feel the sensation elsewhere.But I don't know what else to say, I have very very VERY bad allergies that have caused me to no longer be able to taste anything. I have lost my ability to smell 80% of the time and 90% of the time I can't taste anything. I've gotten sick a lot from drinking spoiled milk because I couldn't tell it was spoiled, and my sisters have made fun of me several times because they can taste the food while I can't.I hope your situation can be fixed. I'm sorry I wasn't any more help!God bless.
    tsunaamii 2 Replies
    • January 3, 2012
    • 04:38 AM
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  • Do you think this could have happened from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome? I think I may have had this last summer due to lightheadness, and my heart rate going up 60 beats per minute when standing.Otherwise, maybe it's neurological. I don't know... hope it's nothing
    IceSkate 1 Replies
    • January 7, 2012
    • 05:41 AM
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  • It is possible. I've had it because when I'm standing, my heart rate goes up to 152 bmp.So it is possible. You should really see a doctor to see of the possibilites
    tsunaamii 2 Replies
    • January 11, 2012
    • 06:14 AM
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