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Sense Of Taste

Sense Of Taste

Has anyone ever loose their sense of taste o have eaten food and it tastes sour or off?

This has been going on for 5 days now, is this normal?

Please help me understand this and how to fix this, thanks.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

COVID please test

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi Gin92.. That's good to hear!😉
But a word of caution. Even those with 2 shots can and do get covid again and their other mutated variants. Although not as severe they say. I think it's at 5% now and climbing. Not trying to rain on your parade. You should be ok as long as you stick to usual protocols.

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My non-diabetic wife had Covid January 2020 and still has limited smell and taste.

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I don't think that is "normal" at all especially going on for 5 days now. Maybe see your dr.would be a good idea.
Good luck.

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

The only times I would lose my sense of taste was when I had cold or pneumonia, have you been ill of late. My last pneumonia in Aug2018 I was off work for 7 months due to complications and required 3 different courses of antibiotics and even 2 of those were double lenght of time. I lost all sense of taste and smell for 2 years, went to ENT they stated usually when this happens it is a viral respiratory infection and if not back by 1 year might never come back, I was so happy after the 2 year mark to gain them both back. I have Fibromyalgia and all my senses are hypersensitive, so losing my sense of taste and smell I was at a lost, that is how I knew I was near somwthing I was allergic to and to walk away and losing those senses made me have many asthma attacks not knowing so.

I also do not want to scare you, but one of the Covid symptoms is losing sense of smell thus losing sense of taste also. Ent told me to be able to taste something our nose needs to be able to smell, those 2 senses work together, if one is off so will be the other. It may not be diabetic related as far as I know from what ENT and Respirology told me for the 2 years they followed me. Keep an eye out for fever or anything out of the sort. Some people get Covid and have very mild symptoms and do not get sick much. Also this happened to me 1 1/2 year before Covid even arrived and it turned out to be a viral infection as antibiotics did not work at all, I have autoimmune diseases which is why it took longer for me to recover.

posted about 1 year ago
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