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Taste changes, tasteless food

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MissSerene

Have noticed during holiday season that I am "hopping" from food to food, especially sweets, hoping something will taste really wonderful, but it doesn't. I'm just not enjoying my food as much. Looked this up today and saw that serotonin levels can affect gustatory sense. Anybody else notice taste changes, mostly "not as much?"

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emilie

Hi, i just wanted to know if others people have the same as me.

Often the food has no taste. It depend of what food.

Cooked natural food has often no taste (like potatoe with onion)

Apple have taste.

But even raw nuts have no taste (i remember the taste of nuts and i know i liked them).

It is like when i eat starch raw or cooked (potatoe or grains) i have no taste, but if i eat something with sugar i have the taste.

 

Have you got the same?

 

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Kristine

Hi Emilie,  Yes, I can relate to this.  Most savoury food tastes bland to me.  Last night I made a curry which tasted metallic 😕 My family thought it was delicious! One of the only things that tastes 'normal' at the moment is ice- cream!  All my senses have been effected and I guess it's not surprising considering all our senses are connected to the peripheral nervous system. I'm not sure what the answer is emilie, but I'm sure your taste will return to normal in time. K 

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emilie

 

On 14/12/2017 at 1:15 AM, Kristine said:

Hi Emilie,  Yes, I can relate to this.  Most savoury food tastes bland to me.  Last night I made a curry which tasted metallic 😕 My family thought it was delicious! One of the only things that tastes 'normal' at the moment is ice- cream!  All my senses have been effected and I guess it's not surprising considering all our senses are connected to the peripheral nervous system. I'm not sure what the answer is emilie, but I'm sure your taste will return to normal in time. K 

ok thanks you for your response.  

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minu

I’m having a similar issue. Foods that I normally like are really hard for me to eat. I have an adversion to most foods and nauseous very easily. It’s frustrating to be hungry and then completely grossed out when you go to eat! Anway, not exactly the same as you, but similar. 

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emilie
17 hours ago, minu said:

I’m having a similar issue. Foods that I normally like are really hard for me to eat. I have an adversion to most foods and nauseous very easily. It’s frustrating to be hungry and then completely grossed out when you go to eat! Anway, not exactly the same as you, but similar. 

 

Not the same as me. I have never hungry. I eat because i know my body need food. But i could go a week without eating nothing, just drinking water and feel never hungry.

 i had tried once  and it is horrible to discover that. After a week (7 days) of fast, i had no hungry, but i re-start to eat just because i know it is necessary

:(((

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emilie

I have found one study

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/267f/0b8519c8251305a95c67e85a5151802eaf65.pdf

"Human taste thresholds are modulated by serotonin and noradrenaline."

"enhancing 5-HT significantly reduced the sucrose taste threshold by 27% "

 

and this article

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/3349658/Taste-may-reveal-how-to-treat-depression.html

" For example, their sweet taste became twice as sensitive - a cup of tea with one spoon of sugar will taste as sweet, after taking the drug, as one with two spoons before taking the drug."

 

now i know that the taste on which i grew up  was illusory. And that the taste of food is goes forever.

 

A pizza will never again have the taste of pizza. And a cookie the same.  My treshold of perception have changed.


 

 

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emilie

The difficult is that the reality of the taste doesn't correspond to the memory of the taste. The memory of the taste create the "craving of"  certain food. But the reality is frustating. 

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emilie

another study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266155108_Sweetness_and_light_sweet_taste_thresholds_as_surrogate_markers_for_serotonin_level_changes_after_bright_light_exposure_in_healthy_subjects

 

and

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23254343

The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine decreases breakpoint of rats engaging in a progressive ratio licking task for sucrose and quinine solutions.

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Altostrata

My sense of taste varied throughout withdrawal syndrome and recovery.

 

This is probably not due to serotonin or norepinephrine or any one neurohormone, but some autonomic phenomenon, like most psychiatric drug-caused symptoms.

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JackieDecides

interesting topic; there were times this summer I thought something was wrong with my sense of smell.  for example, we had a lot of smoke from wildfires for about six weeks and afterwards I kept smelling it like it was stuck in my nostril hairs or something. no idea if that was WD related or not. 

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emilie

I don't know if it is linked to the low sweet taste perception, but it seems that i do binge eating. When i start to eat sometimes, it need to finish the package. 

I feel never hungry, so i always start eating without hungry. 

But it is like if sometimes i can't stop eating even if i had not more hungry. And when i do that, i know i am doing that. 

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wanttosurvive

I have noticed the same issue, some kind of loss of sense of taste and smell. I am also just hopping from food to food to get some taste.

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