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Vile vile taste

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louloutheshamed Sun 24-Feb-13 20:16:53

Has anyone else got this?

I am 11 weeks with dc2 and have had this horrid horrid taste in my mouth ever since I found out I was pg. it makes me feel so suck and horrible.

Apart from that I don't really have other symptoms- boobs
Don't feel sore anymore unless I really prod them, feeling less tired (I am usually in bed by 8.30 but not Really because I'm tired, more because I feel So wretched I don't know what else to do with myself). Have been a bit teary also, but so worried that when I go for the scan next week they'll say there's nothing there!!

Does anyone know how to get rid of the horrid taste or when it will go? Am craving aniseedy sweets try and block it out!!

SourSweets Sun 24-Feb-13 20:23:13

Well, congratulations on your pregnancy! I have that horrible taste too, I've found that orange juice gets rid of it for the longest. I think it must be the acidic-ness. Tiredness and teariness are normal, it sounds like you have a strong, healthy baby in there! Good luck with your scan, and beyond!

Squidwoman Sun 24-Feb-13 20:34:32

Glad it's not just me. I am 11/12 weeks and also have a horrible horrible horrible taste in my mouth that won't go away. confused

bluer Sun 24-Feb-13 20:36:37

Yes me too off and on...I find salt and vinegary things shift it. Milk makes it worse. mints don't touch it.

Fairy130389 Sun 24-Feb-13 21:10:58

I have had this all the way through. it's easing off now but I am 24 weeks and still get it occasionally.

sucky sweets were the best thing. nothing mint like toothpaste as made it worse. congrats!

ChairmanWow Sun 24-Feb-13 21:37:41

I've had it both pregnancies. It seems to be connected to nausea, so both times it passed when the nausea went. It's horrid and really makes you feel sick. Chewing gum helped me.

cyclecamper Sun 24-Feb-13 21:47:46

Like Fairy, I'm still getting it at 24 weeks. Not so bad it makes me feel nauseous, but it does make things taste odd.

Squidwoman Sun 24-Feb-13 21:48:20

Fruit pastilles don't work. Might try some chocolate....

Msbluesky32 Sun 24-Feb-13 22:17:52

Yes I had this with nausea until about 20 weeks. I found mints straight after food and salt and vinegar crisps helped...anything with vinegar!

YummyDollie Sun 24-Feb-13 23:04:30

I have had this on n off all the way through am 33 weeks now and still get it occasionally have found Granny Smith apples to be the best thing to get rid of it (think it must be the sour/tartness of them)

funkky Sun 24-Feb-13 23:42:59

I have it too! I thought the taste in the mouth would be he easiest symptom but it s really awful, bothers me a lot and makes me feel so nauseous. I almost would rather be sick if the taste would just go away.
Chewing gum and starburst helps a bit but the comes back soon after I am done with them.

It's def not a metallic taste as described unless that is a different symptom, I imagine it to be slow releasing venom in my mouth and if I bit someone I may poison them shock

soaccidentprone Sun 24-Feb-13 23:46:26

it might be stomach acid. try taking some antacids (you know that horrid pink stuff in a bottle) and see if that helps.

soaccidentprone Sun 24-Feb-13 23:49:15

Gaviscon - I rememberedgrin

AmandaCooper Mon 25-Feb-13 07:00:08

Yes I found drinking gaviscon really helped. You have my sympathies OP, it sounds like a bit of a non problem but it's relentless. I've eaten far more than necessary during this pregnancy just constantly trying to neutralise the taste of what I ate before. Gargling with a solution of water and bicarbonate of soda helped me though the worst, early, stages.

AmandaCooper Mon 25-Feb-13 07:01:31

Oh you can get gaviscon free on prescription from your GP by the way if you find it does help at all. Better tell her/him you have heartburn though!

Eletheomel Mon 25-Feb-13 09:54:43

I had it all the way through my pregnancy with DS (although it improved from about wk 25, it never went away) and at week 26 now I still have it in this pregnancy.

It vanished the minute my DS was born, so presuming it will be the same this time.

I find mouthwash helps, as does chewing between meals (sometimes) and I found eating sweet foods (like cake/chocolate) made it worse, but for me nothing really got rid of it permanently (other than giving birth!)

AmandaCooper Mon 25-Feb-13 10:44:23

When you say "the minute" he was born do you literally mean that I can expect to sit in recovery munching chocolate truffles with no ill effects? [hopeful]

HotSoupDumpling Mon 25-Feb-13 13:40:43

Tangtastics...all the way.

Eletheomel Mon 25-Feb-13 13:51:14

Amanda - it felt that way to me!

Didn't get anything to eat straight away (I had him at 2:30am) but by the time I had bfast at 7am-ish, I realised that afterwards there was no aftertaste (at the moment if I'm eating strongly flavoured food the taste is masked but as soon as I stop eating it appears).

Love to experiment with the chocolate truffles straight afterwards though - might try that this time :-D

kerala Mon 25-Feb-13 13:54:42

Bad luck. Had this through both pregnancies - never met anyone else that did. It wont go away all I could do was mask it I chose Smints. Never had one before or since I was pregnant but they were so essential to me I couldnt be without them. Literally key, purse, phone, smints. Everytime the taste came on I would suck on one and it would mask it. Forgotten this til I read your post!

goodbyekitty123 Mon 25-Feb-13 14:06:50

I had this from around 8 weeks til around 15 weeks this pregnancy. I found that eating constantly sorted it out but as soon as I stopped it was back again. It wasn't a metallic taste as is often described, more like a putrid, rotten taste. Really hard to describe.

Anyway there is hope as it went for me once I hit the second trimester properly. Also I found out I was having a girl, never had this with DS so don't know if it was hormonal differences that caused it.

Either way it's not nice and hope it goes for you soon.

AmayaBuzzbee Mon 25-Feb-13 14:20:56

I had this too until about the start of last trimester. The taste was what I would imagine you would get if you never brushed your teeth. Chewing gum helped me, also had a mini toothbrush & paste and mouth wash (the purple Listerine is strong) in my handbag so could use those throughout the day at work. It was horrible.

milktraylady Mon 25-Feb-13 14:27:20

Chewing gum! All the time!
The only way I could keep the horrible taste away.
It does go away though, it's a hormone thing.

AmandaCooper Mon 25-Feb-13 15:50:23

Eletheome I shall report back as soon as I've had him! It's mild now as compared to first trimester but I've got to the point where having a bad taste in my mouth is the new normal and have pretty much lost hope that anything will ever get rid of it completely!

AmandaCooper Thu 07-Mar-13 11:04:17

The answer is no not immediately! But we're five days in now and it's pretty much completely gone. Think my expectations were a bit high!

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