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#1 In_Remission_teacupcakes

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:22 AM

I have only taken two doses of reboxetine so far.

Everything I try to eat tastes rancid. The only thing I seem to be able to stomach is cola which tastes weird but not unpleasantly so.

To my knowledge this isn't a listed side effect and it is weird as hell. Why on earth is this happening? Am I just imagining it?



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#2 dymphna

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:21 AM

I have only taken two doses of reboxetine so far.

Everything I try to eat tastes rancid. The only thing I seem to be able to stomach is cola which tastes weird but not unpleasantly so.

To my knowledge this isn't a listed side effect and it is weird as hell. Why on earth is this happening? Am I just imagining it?


Because you won the lottery.

13 out of 892 people in the "Short term controlled studies" experienced taste perversion. It is listed on the NZ PI sheet under "special senses".

I'm sorry; perhaps it will get better once you get to blood level?


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#3 In_Remission_teacupcakes

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:12 AM

Oh man. Wow, that's odd.

I've also discovered I can eat vegetables, including potato as long as there's nothing added to it, which is a turn up for the books.

Unfortunately most of the things that taste really good are full of sugar and I'm mildly hyperglycaemic + yeast-infection prone so I'm having to stick to the bland stuff. And diet coke which is hardly healthy in itself but at least it tastes nice.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:39 AM

I have only taken two doses of reboxetine so far.

Everything I try to eat tastes rancid. The only thing I seem to be able to stomach is cola which tastes weird but not unpleasantly so.

To my knowledge this isn't a listed side effect and it is weird as hell. Why on earth is this happening? Am I just imagining it?


Because you won the lottery.

13 out of 892 people in the "Short term controlled studies" experienced taste perversion. It is listed on the NZ PI sheet under "special senses".


This is exactly why I have PI sheets from as many countries as I can find on the medication pages.

Taste perversion is a potential side effect for practically every medication we deal with.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

I'd actually never heard of it as a side-effect for anything before I came here - it seems like it doesn't tend to be listed on the UK PI sheets.

Interestingly it seems to be slightly better today but I am so nauseous and dizzy that I cannot eat. I've never ever reacted like this to an AD before. :mad:

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:06 PM

I'd actually never heard of it as a side-effect for anything before I came here - it seems like it doesn't tend to be listed on the UK PI sheets.

Interestingly it seems to be slightly better today but I am so nauseous and dizzy that I cannot eat. I've never ever reacted like this to an AD before. :mad:


Have you ever been on something that specifically addressed norepinephrine before? (Desipramine would be one)


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Posted 11 April 2009 - 06:24 PM

Have you ever been on something that specifically addressed norepinephrine before? (Desipramine would be one)


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Nope, never, which I guess is why. I've never had any side-effects with SSRIs but never had any positive effects from them either.

Food tastes normal again but I feel too sick to eat it. I have already lost 5lbs. I'm not sure how much longer to keep going with this. :/

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:14 PM

If food really tastes normal again, you should be fine...5 pounds you can gain back.

If food no longer tastes like sh*t, but is not yet normal, then you may need to work on it. I am on cymbalta--food no longer tastes completely synthetic, but I have apparently lost the taste buds on the edges of my tongue. If your willingness to take on food may be still compromised, you could lose more.

If you are nauseated, but could eat food, benzo might help. They can take away the nausea, but if food tastes wrong, they don't help--they will not make it taste any better, but they will reduce overall nausea.

Are you back to normal, or does food no longer taste like total crap, or does food taste good except for the fact you're going to hurl?

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don't you love this stuff?

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 05:35 AM

If food really tastes normal again, you should be fine...5 pounds you can gain back.

If food no longer tastes like sh*t, but is not yet normal, then you may need to work on it. I am on cymbalta--food no longer tastes completely synthetic, but I have apparently lost the taste buds on the edges of my tongue. If your willingness to take on food may be still compromised, you could lose more.

If you are nauseated, but could eat food, benzo might help. They can take away the nausea, but if food tastes wrong, they don't help--they will not make it taste any better, but they will reduce overall nausea.

Are you back to normal, or does food no longer taste like total crap, or does food taste good except for the fact you're going to hurl?

:mad:

don't you love this stuff?


Food tastes okay except for the fact that I'm going to hurl, LOL. I'm also a mild/moderate emetophobe so I'm treading very carefully. :/

I've managed to eat today which is good. I do feel like total crap though.

I have some ativan which I take as needed but I didn't know it could reduce nausea - I'll give it a go. I think I'm going to give this two weeks which was my doctor's benchmark and if I still feel awful (and if it continues to have no effect on my mood) I'll reconsider.


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