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ggc

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metallic taste
« on: April 05, 2019, 10:55:05 pm »
I am wondering if others with small intracanicular tumors (mine is 3mm) have had experience with a phantom sour taste. Mine started almost a year after the onset of the propulsive dizziness that spurred my dx. There was no change in tumor size before versus after onset.  My neurotologist said it's most likely due to irritation of cranial nerve 7. Have others had this problem? Any suggestions? Strong mint tea masks it somewhat, spicy foods seem to make it much worse for days. I would love to know if others have had this symptom go away on its own, or if, (as my neurotologist implied), it may predict other CR 7 symptoms yet to come.
Gina

ANSydney

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Re: metallic taste
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 05:53:43 pm »
I have altered taste. Sweet foods are the most affected. I don't think it's quietened down over the years, but I think I've gotten used to it to the extend that I don't notice it unless I think about it.

It only affects one side of the tongue. (I've adapted, without thinking, to eating sweet foods on one side of my mouth.)

jami

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Re: metallic taste
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 06:57:22 pm »
Altered taste as well. It was one of my early symptoms (esp numbness), had surgery in August, but it has returned as my remnant is poofing out a bit. Many thoughts of support for you!
Jami
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5/17/18: 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1cm
8/12/18 right retrosigmoid craniotomy @UNC
8/15/18: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
3/04/19: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm
4/23/19 Cyber Knife treatment
10/23/19 0.7 x 0.3 x 0.8 cm

chrisabbott

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Re: metallic taste
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 09:14:43 am »
Hello, I got my diagnosis a couple weeks ago, but have been experiencing strange tastes for over a year.  It was my first symptom (I already had impaired hearing so I didn't notice how bad my left side had got until after my tumor was found).  I also have numbness on the side of my face and tongue, and dry eyes & mouth which I believe are all related.

I could live with the taste thing not going away, but I'd like to not keep tasting extremely sweet, sometimes sour &/or metallic tastes if it can be fixed.  This is one of the reasons I joined and started looking around here.
Strange tastes, facial numbness symptoms led to MRI 3/2019: 2.4 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm VS on left side
Left hearing went 4/2019
Translab 06132019:  1.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm residual stuck to facial nerve & brain stem
MRI 12122019:  1.6 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Translab 01132020:  0.1 x 0.75 x 0.57 + 1.5 x 0.5 cm
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Re: metallic taste
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 06:43:23 pm »
I also have the metallic taste and some of the same symptoms that you have. I was diagnosed a few months ago. My metallic taste has gotten better or maybe I'm getting use to it. The only thing that taste the same is chocolate. 

Patti

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Re: metallic taste
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 06:32:52 am »
I don't have any taste or sensation in half of my mouth and throat and face and eyes. There are many cranial nerves that can be affected,
4 cm AN removed 12/2000
subsequent brain swelling
removal of part of cerebellum
face, scalp,tongue numbness and partial paralysis
no corneal sensation and no tears-frequent eye issues
cognitive issues
Regrowth (3.1 x ..86 cm) treated by SRS on November 6, 2015

ANSydney

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Re: metallic taste
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2019, 05:05:43 pm »
I think the altered taste consideration is for those that have not had treatment.

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Re: metallic taste
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 07:47:57 am »
Water tasted metallic to me sometimes before my diagnosis and surgery. I didn't even know it was a symptom until years after my surgery (in 2014) that a fellow support group member brought it up, and then I realized I had had it before! Not that my tumor is removed, it very rarely happens.
Diagnosed Dec 2012: AN right side 1.4 cm with mild hearing loss and tinnitus. Surgery: Middle Fossa at House with Schwartz/Friedman on April 10, 2013. Entire tumor removed, no facial issues, no balance issues, and they preserved my hearing!!

jami

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Re: metallic taste
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 08:10:57 pm »
I had altered taste before surgery, after surgery, and (bummer) after the tumor started to grow again. Post Cyber Knife a few weeks ago, it is weirder altered taste. Things taste super salty, and people tell me it wasnt salty at all. The other day, a piece of cheese tasted like peanut butter (weird!).

I think it, like everything, is a bit different for all.
Jami
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5/17/18: 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1cm
8/12/18 right retrosigmoid craniotomy @UNC
8/15/18: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
3/04/19: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm
4/23/19 Cyber Knife treatment
10/23/19 0.7 x 0.3 x 0.8 cm

 


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