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Change in taste and smell,post nasal drip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   What could be causing my hypersensitivity to tastes and smells? It is putting me off eating lots of foods especially meats and anything fatty! I could easily stop eating as its that bad it is a radical change for me. WHY/
Doctor :   I want to make clear whether I inderstood right
Doctor :   you are stop eating from allergy
Doctor :   is that right?
User :   are you able to give me any idea why I am having the above problem? No I dont have an allergy!
Doctor :   This is happening for meat s and foods with fats?
Doctor :   I want to make clear whether I inderstood right
Doctor :   you are stop eating from allergy
Doctor :   is that right?
Doctor :   please y/n
User :   No i dont think I have an allergy I have a hypersensitive sense of taste and smell that is increasingly getting worse over time I do not know why this is
User :   No to allergy
User :   Smells and tastes make me feel nausia and not wanting to eat
Doctor :   I klnow that is not allergy
Doctor :   Allergy is some thing serious
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   56 yrs in April
Doctor :   Do you have any medical problems?
User :   Insulin requiring diabetes and have just changed from seriquil to Zaldox mood stabiliser
Doctor :   Any other medicines
User :   efexor xXR 150 mg x 1 daily
User :   I have irritable bowel and reflux problems
Doctor :   I am lookingfor side effects
User :   And yes I don't want to eat because eating and smelling lots of foods is making me feel sick and nausious all of the time! OK thank you!
Doctor :   What you are facing could be autonomic dysfunction due to Diabetis
Doctor :   I do not see any side effects of effexot or Zeldo
Doctor :   But before cominng to the that conclusion
Doctor :   I have to ask few Q and run tests
Doctor :   do u have runny nose, cough, nasal diascharge, sneezing
Doctor :   Nose or sinus problems might affect your sense of smell. Your sinuses might be swollen or polyps (tiny growths) might block your nose passages.
User :   Ok that would make sense, I have been having trouble with faecel incontinence having a few accidents when sneezing or upset tummy. Ask away!
Doctor :   u means fecal incontinence when u sneeze
User :   Yes runny nose recently and sneezing a lot today only. But this has been happening for many weeks now even 6-8 weeks
User :   Yes some times
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Some times bad fungal infections happen in the sinuses of diabeteic patients
Doctor :   I want u take it serouslty based on ur symptosm profile
Doctor :   Get CT scan of the sinuses
User :   Ok I am having bleeding in the mornings and have to spit up tasting like metal and awful taste I have to rinse my mouth because bleeding in my saliva
User :   Will get CT scan of sinuses
Doctor :   whereis the bleeding from? from gums?
User :   I dont know if it is from the sinuses or the gums, Medication causes dry mouth
Doctor :   I understand bleeding in the gums is unsuall with these symptoms
User :   I have constant postnasal drip
Doctor :   may be some infections damaging gums
Doctor :   Have consulted GP? Have you checked your gums?
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Let us find sloution here now
User :   have had recent dental treatment for teeth and gums
Doctor :   1. It could be be infection , polyp in sinus
Doctor :   2. It could be dental issues
Doctor :   What to do
Doctor :   2. get CT sinuses use cetrizine one daily 3. 10 days course of antibiotics
User :   have not consulted the GP about the postnasal drip, she is already concerned about the diabetes and faecal incontinence
Doctor :   This will find the causes and empirically treat any infections and allergy
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   OK! Yes I do!!!
Doctor :   postnasal drip is from allergies
Doctor :   But change is smell and taste and nausea is not a good sign
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Have a great night
User :   What is Cetrizine I have many allergies to antibiotics, Penicillin, Anaphylaxis to Sulfur drugs
Doctor :   it is allegric medication
Doctor :   it will treat allergies
User :   OK thank you for your help!!!
Doctor :   it will not cause allergy
Doctor :   Bye
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