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#1 Le-a

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

So. It's like I have a strangers spit in my mouth, but without the pashing, lol.

It's kind of a sweet, metallic taste and even food I usually really like tastes wrong.

So weird, I dont remember experiencing this when I was pregnant with DS.

As its only really early days in this pregnancy, can you tell me when/if this symptom went away for you?

#2 (feral)epg

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

I had that weird metallic taste thing quite early, had forgotten about it so it must have gone away fairly quickly.


#3 Vienna

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

I had that throughout both my pregnancies - metallic taste, food all seemed to taste wrong, and just excess saliva in general.  For me it eased about halfway through the pregnancy, along with the morning sickness.

#4 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:34 AM

I still remember watching the first series of "Sixteen and Pregnant" and there was one girl who had to spit constantly (including while in labour). She walked around carrying a Pringles can to spit into.

#5 ma-ma

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

Oh I know that feeling! I'm always hungry but everything taste yuck! Everyday is a struggle trying to decide what to make / eat. sad.gif I'm 17 weeks along now and it's still hard!

#6 againagain

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

Yes same and I haven't had this before. I constantly have a funny taste in my mouth it's gross and makes me feel ill. I'm only 7.5 weeks.

#7 Le-a

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (Kiwi Bicycle @ 25/01/2013, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still remember watching the first series of "Sixteen and Pregnant" and there was one girl who had to spit constantly (including while in labour). She walked around carrying a Pringles can to spit into.


Oh now that is disgusting.

#8 Marchioness Flea

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

My first pregnancy I had the horrible metallic taste, but not my second one.
Not even chewing gum got rid of it.


#9 nonny1

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

I've had this with 2 pregnancies. Mine was more of a sour taste and nothing took it away. It lasted the whole of my first pregnancy but was definitely more tolerable towards the halfyway mark. My second pregnancy ended at 15 weeks mellow.gif and I had the bad taste for another 3 weeks after! My normal sense of taste came back just in time for Christmas...which was a good and a bad thing...

#10 robot sm

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

I have no idea, but could it be something you're missing in your diet?? I remember reading that sometimes people crave strange things when they are low in certain nutrients; could a metallic taste mean lower levels of iron or something? Just a suggestion!  Maybe have a look at your latest blood test results for anything that is on the lower side.

#11 Koobie83

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

I had it. I had it more over nausea. It's so awful. Try licking lemons. I know it sounds gross but it cleans your tongue and gets rid of that taste for a while.

Oh - and all my blood work was fine. I think it's just one of those wonderful by-products of progesterone. Mine was probably all gone by 15 weeks or so.

Edited by Koobie83, 25 January 2013 - 01:10 PM.


#12 HappyWomble

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

It's the HCG in your body. I had that taste when I was getting fertility treatment and was taking HCG shots. A definite metallic taste and the only pregnancy symptom I got while taking the HCG.

#13 RealityBites

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

This was my first symptom and went away at about 14 weeks; I had to suck lollies at night to get rid of the taste.

I also had bad HG.

#14 fun_fairz

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

I had it the whole way through my first but not second pregnancy. Particularly certain vegetables like broccoli, which used to be my all time favourite. I developed cravings for mandarins, steak and Pad Thai as they were three of the only things which did not taste off. I would carry around handfuls of mandarins.

#15 Le-a

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE (robotsimone @ 25/01/2013, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no idea, but could it be something you're missing in your diet?? I remember reading that sometimes people crave strange things when they are low in certain nutrients; could a metallic taste mean lower levels of iron or something? Just a suggestion!  Maybe have a look at your latest blood test results for anything that is on the lower side.


INteresting point. I'll ask at my first Drs appointment to get bloods done for iron. I think I was a bit low in iron during my last pregnancy.

Thanks everyone, it's nice to know I'm not the not person on the planet who's walking around with what feels like a mouth full of 50c pieces!

I'm hoping it's a good sign and this pregnancy is healthy.

#16 MsFeral

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

I'm 11 weeks and have had it on and off since about 6 weeks. It's awful, and it really gets me down. The days I have it I seem to have worse nausea too. I suck butter menthols, chuppa chups and chewing gum constantly.

#17 i_like_cake

Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:33 PM

It's funny, i found this post, because I was searching for "loss of sense of taste", and found this thread.

I am actually 27 weeks, and feel like everything has started to taste really bland and kind of weak like warm salty water.

I dont remember this happening with my first pregnancy, and with both my pregnancies, I had a heightened sense of smell and taste at the beginning...

but now, it feels like stuff has actually changed in flavour. for example, today I ate a gourmet hamburger and chips, and a sugared donut (I know, lashing out at a BBQ picnic) .... but they tasted really bland and ... uninspiring, yet my husband was saying they were awesome.

I felt sad!!!! HAHA! I had lashed out on that crappy food, hoping to get that lovely sugar/salt high, and there was nothing.

It felt wasted...

Oh well.........

From what Ive been reading/googling, it will all return to normal after the babies out.

*sigh* only 3 months to go. :unsure:

#18 marley*and*me

Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:45 PM

36 weeks here and I have had it since 4 weeks! I also suffer from hyper salivation and constant nausea. So yes I find spitting helps me.

I have tried just about everything and nothing gets rid of the metallic taste and those those that work short term make the salivation do much worse. Then the nausea gets worse... It is a shocking cycle.

I seriously can't wait for this baby to arrive do I can give my teeth a really good brush. That has been the hardest part, not being able to brush as it just makes everything do much worse.

#19 bree18

Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:39 PM

I had it badly for the first few weeks and then just occasionally for the rest of first trimester.

I_like_cake- I'm 26 weeks and feel like over the last week or two things have stopped tasting nice. My DH and eldest DD keep telling me things are nice too but I feel like I've lost some taste buds somewhere in the last few weeks.

#20 i_like_cake

Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

Glad others are experiencing the same thing! that makes feel heaps better - thanks Bree18!

Also, when I was googling tonight, of all the crappy articles I found, there was one standout research-based article that was really interesting - about taste changes in pregnancy - have a look here. looks reassurringly legitimate, i.e. from a uni.

Taste changes during pregnancy:  http://ajcn.nutritio.../3/414.full.pdf

#21 ScarfaceClaw

Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:41 PM

Second pregnancy I found food really unsatisfying. Even if I craved it, or at least had decided I'd be ok eating it, I found it all tasted a bit meh. I'd look forward to something and then be rather disappointed at the result.
I never got a taste tho.

#22 Mel ...

Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:42 AM

im 32 weeks and would happily give up food all together........... it all smells gross or makes me feel sick. except ice cream and oranges - but not together!

#23 Le-a

Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:49 AM

Oh hello old thread!

It's the OP here, just thought I'd report back to say I'm 34 weeks now, and The Taste and I parted ways, probably about week 9. Sorry to those who are still experiencing it.

Also, my iron was fine initially, it's a little bit in the low side now, but nothing to worry about.

Interestingly, we found out we are having a girl this time, and my first pregnancy resulted in a boy, so even my OB agreed with me that this could result in different preg symptoms due in part to differing hormones.

May all our tatebuds return to normal ASAP!

#24 Ali-Nan Plum Jam

Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:55 AM

Le-a - I didn't have this symptom with my first pregnancy, a boy, but did with my second pregnancy, a girl, too! Mine disappeared around week 9/10 as well.




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