How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by sbausman on Wed Mar 07, 2012 02:12 AM
I'm almost 1 year post RAI and for the past 3 weeks I've had a terrible metal taste in my mouth that I can't get rid of. I've had this off and on since RAI. I most notice it when I sweat and work out. Just this past week has been the worst and today it just seems over the top. Normal or is something else causing this?
by dinparadise on Wed Mar 07, 2012 08:22 PM
Very normal for after RAI but I've never heard of it 1 year later. If your endo is one who works with side effects, he may be able to cast a light on it for you. I don't know of anyone ever reporting it this long after RAI.
by sbausman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 01:43 AM
Thanks for your input! I think I'll give them a call tomorrow:)
by Shimeron on Thu Mar 08, 2012 05:50 AM
I had that same trouble some 7 months after my RAI and scared the very soul out of me. My endo explained it was normal and it was caused by the inflamation of the parotid gland, which is also the reason why it's worse when you work out... when exerting effort we salivate more. The metal taste came with jaw stiffness, visible inflamation and quite a bit of discomfort but it doesn't feel the same for everyone. I found it helped to massage my cheeks in front of the ear and the jaw line, pressing inward, towards my mouth... and eating lemons. However, I am not a doctor so I do think it best to check with your endo.
Hoping you'll feel better soon, Shy.
by sbausman on Thu Mar 08, 2012 07:38 PM
Thanks Shy for this good info. I don't have the jaw stiffness just a really terrible taste in my mouth.
by jeffspeiser on Fri Apr 06, 2012 03:47 PM
I'm right where you are. There's another post about this right now over here:
The metallic taste started 5 weeks ago for me and was followed by intense pain when I ate. Hopefully you'll be spared that part!
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