Should i be concerned about increased sense of smell and a metallic taste in my mouth? - Online Doctor Chats
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It may be a possible side effect of the treatment that you had taken for colon cancer
this is more so with the metallic taste in your mouth
are you there?
I finished my treatment 23rd ago and this just started 2 months ago.
Please let me know the treatment that you have undergone for the cancer
Let us check if any of those is causing the problem
Finished treatment 2 years ago last December
What treatment was given to you then?
I may not spell these correctly. 5 fun luck our in and ocxaliplatin
My spell check is trying to correct my spelling for me
Would it cause it 2 years later
Yes, it is possible to cause it 2 years later
Perhaps, it is clinically more obvious now
it would have started at an earlier stage whilst you were still on treatment
But the signs are manifesting now
However, I would suggest you to undergo a full cranial nerve examination to rule out underlying pathology within the brain.
As for the metallic taste, it could be due to other medications as well
Are you taking any medicines currently?
like Iron or other metals?
I think I'm just getting a little nervouseverything I have read statistically speaking only 12% with my diagnosis are still living 3 years after diagnosis
You have done great then
Keep up the positive outlook
Mine had metastasized to my ovaries and I had a tumor the size of a baby. I was a stage iv at diagnosis.
There is no need to feel nervous about it
hmm, you have fought a tough battle
Appreciate your efforts
it is amazing that you were able to get over it
Kudos on that
Right out of 9 family members i am the only one still living with this horrible disease
that is a great struggle
You have made your way all through
you must continue in the good spirits
So maybe this smell disorder will leave just as quick as it came on?
yes, it should leave you soon
just rule out any local causes like nasal crusting
Could anything else cause it?
Could any medication cause it
There are several other causes for this
several drugs can cause it too like amphetamines
is there any particular drug that you are currently on?
I must not take that because i don't know what it is.
What is it? is it a medicine?
Yes i have neuropathy really bad.
is there a drug name on it?
can you name the drug?
No,Topimax does not cause it
Neurotin also does not cause it usually
So, you may continue taking both of them
Thank you so much for your help.
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