Taste Buds Gone!

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raginger's picture
Joined: 05/12/08
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Taste Buds Gone!

We are pregnant with our second child! Our first daughter is 18 months old, and she told us she wants a "broder". We are so excited!

I got a positive pregnancy test on Thursday, 10/20, and I lost my taste buds on Saturday! I have slight congestion, but not enough to lose all sense of taste and even smell. Could this be a side effect of pregnancy? This didn't happen with my first baby. I wonder when I will get this back? I miss the taste of food! I ate spicy salsa with extra jalapenos to wake up my taste buds, but all it did was make my nose run! This is so weird! Anybody else experience this?

batbird's picture
Joined: 08/29/06
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Def a side affect. With both my boys food took on a different taste. It didn't when I mc, but it has already changed for me.

XplatinumXpixeyX's picture
Joined: 06/28/05
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When I was pregnant with my DD I lost mine. I ate Spicy stuff like it was nothing. Def. a Side effect. Congrats.

raginger's picture
Joined: 05/12/08
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Did either of you get your taste buds back during your pregnancies, or did you have to wait until after the babes were born? It's gonna be a long nine months, but at least if I can't taste anything, I will be more likely to eat healthy foods.

batbird's picture
Joined: 08/29/06
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Mine was just a taste change. I do want to say that the worst of it was over by the end of the first trimester. When I lost it due to a sinus infection, I had to wait for the infection to clear up.

XplatinumXpixeyX's picture
Joined: 06/28/05
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Mine didn't come back till after DD was born. It sucked bc either something had no taste or it tasted different, but I liked that I could eat anything Spicy.

celticbandgeek's picture
Joined: 06/14/10
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Congrats and welcome! Hopefully your loss of taste will only last for a little while!

belindab's picture
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Congrats and welcome to July! Hoping you get your taste back quickly!

raginger's picture
Joined: 05/12/08
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Well, perhaps I jumped the gun a bit. I did get my period, after a positive pregnancy test. I re-tested, and it was negative. I guess it was just a bad test. Bummer! We will just have to keep trying! But thanks for the early congratulations.

I don't know what was wrong with my taste buds. If it wasn't due to pregnancy, then it is the strangest cold I've ever had.

Good luck with your pregnancies, ladies. It was nice to read your updates for a few days!

Steph604's picture
Joined: 01/15/08
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Congrats! hopefully that will just be an early symptom for you!