Strange taste sensation - anyone else had this before?

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    Dec 14, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Whenever I eat apples minutes after having oily fish like tuna, salmon or trout, I get a strange metallic taste in my mouth. I cannot describe what exactly it tastes like, you really have to try it for yourself. Googling this symptom results in an apparent allergy, but I'm not allergic to neither apples nor oily fish.

    This happens to me if I eat any type of apple, but the metallic taste is weaker if I have really sour green apples. Anyone else experience this, or something similar? icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 20, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    I've had wine with fish and had this taste!

    I thought I was strange.....but I've never tried eating anything after tuna. Most of the time I just like...tuna with tuna, or pasta or crackers, or bread. Tuna is delicious!
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    Dec 20, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    Sometimes a 'metallic-like' taste is the symptom of the larger problem. I've seen it in one case with a growth causing pressure on the chorda tympani portion of the VII nerve. It may be worth getting it looked at...
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    Dec 21, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    deltalimen saidI've seen it in one case with a growth causing pressure on the chorda tympani portion of the VII nerve.


    Yikes, sounds nasty!

    I tried googling this and consulting with my younger brother who's interning as a med student, but I cannot seem to get any clear answers. Are there any simple visual ways of finding out whether or not this may be the case?
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    Antibiotics (current or recent use) can cause a metallic taste in your mouth.

    So can car-exhaust poisoning...and you may not even be aware of it while driving in traffic.
    Look at your fingernail beds...do they appear bluish?(near where the 'moon' or 'white' is or should be)

    Chelation therapy may be needed.

    Consult a physician (not your interning brother!) and ask for a blood-gas test, too.
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    now if you ate the fish and then the apple and then smelt burnt toast when there isnt any around, then I'd be worried!! icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 22, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    It could be medication side effects, vitamin or nutrients deficiency, or cranial nerves damage.
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    Dec 22, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Antibiotics (current or recent use) can cause a metallic taste in your mouth.

    So can car-exhaust poisoning...and you may not even be aware of it while driving in traffic.
    Look at your fingernail beds...do they appear bluish?(near where the 'moon' or 'white' is or should be)

    Chelation therapy may be needed.

    Consult a physician (not your interning brother!) and ask for a blood-gas test, too.


    You only get chelation if you have a dangerous or toxic level of chemical agents in your body.
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    Dec 23, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Perserverance said

    You only get chelation if you have a dangerous or toxic level of chemical {EDIT} or heavy metals{end edit} agents in your body.


    True. If western medicine is the only thing ever thought to be considered...and we all know the Chinese are just rank amateurs when it comes to this.....icon_rolleyes.gif

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/342064-ayurvedic-herbs-for-chelation-therapy/
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    Dec 23, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    Does it taste like spunk?