Lucia96980

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May of last year I had a twisted hernia operation, a few days after returning home, I developed the most disgusting bitter taste in my mouth which I still have 15 months later. I now feel apart from the taste a burning sensation tongue & lips. I  have seen 4 different consultants in different fields, with no result. Been on so much medication. I am now feeling rather depressed as there is no change whatsoever. Just wish someone somewhere could give me an answer to cure it. I,m taking Ranintidine, Esmeprozole. I do also have a Hyatis Hernia. Any help or suggestions would be so much apreciated. Thank you

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    Hi Lucia,

    With the Ranintidine, is this being prescribed to take twice a day? Normally, it is breakfast and bedtime. I used to be on these and I had nothing but problems, some people cannot take them, while others can. I suffered from really bad acid reflux on these.

    The alternative I take is Lansoprazole which is one in the morning only, which cured the acid reflux problem I had.

    With numerous Consultants I have seen over the years, I know how you feel - before I was diagnosed correctly, it took just over 2 years. Would you believe that doctors first thought I had been injecting illegal drugs in my arms!!! They were far from the truth and did not even know the name of my condition at the time because it was that rare. rolleyes

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      Thank you for your reply. I only have to take 1 Ranitidine in the morning.as I said I also take Esmeprozole in the morning, I was prescribed those as they are stronger lansoprazole. No-one just no-one can give me an answer. I know I have Acid reflux but apparently that is not what is causing my taste problem. So yours is just the acid reflux problem ? not the constant bitter taste.
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    Have you raised the head of your bed yet. This will stop the night time silent reflux while your asleep. Do coconut oil pulling for your burning mouth. Drink alkaline water to neutralise the pepsin that gets embeded in your throat when you have reflux. Don't wear anything tight round your waist. Eat little and often. Avoid fatty food. Start using digestive enzymes with meals. This should help.
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      Hi gallee, Thank you for your replies. Yes I have acid reflux, but medical people don't think that is causing my bitter taste problem. What is coconut oil pulling or is that a typo. With this taste I have no appetite, but do eat because I need too. I guess I could try alkaline water, would that be from the health shop?. Also digestive enzymes is that Activa and the like?
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      The bitter taste in my mouth was sorted by doing what I recommended you to do. Coconut oil has anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti biotic qualities. Oil pulling. The oil is set at room temp. Buy it in a jar. Place a tea spoon full in your mouth. It desolves almost immediately. Swish it round your gums and suck it through your teeth. Do this for a few minutes and then spit it out. Do this 3 times a day. It doesn't taste bad. I baught some alkalizing drops to alkaline my own bottled water. Digestive enzymes in tablet form from health food shop. Propping head of bed up 6 inches stops reflux whilst your sleeping. 
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      Hi gallee, Thank you for info, will certainly try what you have suggested. Did you develop bad taste after an operation?. and how long did you have it for ?
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      Hi gallee, I have got the coconut oil & digetive enzyme tabs today. The coconut oil is not quite what I thought. I expected it to be runny, but opening the jar is quite solid and looks like lard. Put a teaspoonful in my mouth but it didn't really dissolve.. But I will persevere with it and hope it helps. They didn't stock alkaline drops, so have orderd on line.
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      Yes it is set at room temp but normally a couple of chews and swish round the mouth and it's liquid. Another interesting experience with coconut oil. I'd had a fungal toe nail for about 2 years. Tried different meds nothing worked. I applied the coconut oil once. Completely gone. Best of luck.
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      Thank you, you have been very helpful. will let you know how I get on. Fingers crossed biggrin
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      Coconut oil in my mouth just makes me wretch, the taste is awful. So what I have done this lunchtime is spread it on some bread with ham in a sandwich. Don't know if it will have the same effect !
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      Sorry to hear that. Might be worth googling to see if anyone had added flavouring to it. It want do you any harm on bread and might work. I add a spoonful to my cup of tea. Just adds a flavour of coconut. I think. You can fry with it. You don't need to keep it in a fridge and has a very long shelf life.
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      The term oil pulling is when you put it in your mouth and swish it round and suck it between your teeth. You do this for up to 12min. I'm normally fed up by 7 min. Then spit it out. That's to treat problems on the mouth.  Because of it's amazing health benefits you can put it in food, fry,bake, hot drinks. It's fuel for the brain and muscles. Helps people who are trying to lose weight. Look on you tube. Coconut oil and dementia. 
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      Will do, as I said gallee I tried it my mouth this morning but it just made me wretch terribly. For me it just didn't taste anything like coconut. But maybe that's because the disgusting taste in mymouth is so dreadful at the moment.
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    I use renetadine but only when I have a flare up. I just take one followed by a couple of dry cream crackers. When I was put on them by a specialist for gastritis in the osophagus I was gushing acid within a week. Your stomach needs acid to digest the food and kill bugs in the food. I found that taking ant-acids regular made my problems worse.
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