Tastebuds! I guess they have estrogen receptors too.

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Is anyone having problems with taste? My tastebuds seem to have taken a vacation. Food doesn't taste as good as it used to. Everything tastes the same. 

?Also is anyone having issues with nausea and just not being hungry? I make myself eat three meals day during the week, but on the weekends I usually only eat one meal a day and it's not because of the nausea, I'm just not hungry. 

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    Yes Juanita taste buds have taken a vacation. I have lost interest in food and sometimes have to make myself eat. I have been nauseated at times and just felt full. Lost about fifteen pounds over a couple of years. Who thought hormones could be responsible?
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    Yes Juanita, I've got that too.  Food is just something I do!  But the taste?  I've lost that as well.  And yes that hunger thing goes away.  I know HRT doesn't fit you, but I will admit, my hunger comes back with progesterone.  

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      My Lord, who knew? This is why women are so angry during menopause. Hot, hungry, not hungry, health anxiety, dry eyes, depression the list goes on and on.  There was a discussion thread on Kate Spade's suicide and a lot of women felt that between her fight with depression and menopause it was a deadly combination. She was 55 and that's when I started having symptoms, so did my sister.

      ?Yes, I eat because I need it to survive. I honestly don't eat for enjoyment anymore.

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    Hi, I have lost nearly 40pounds since the start of this, and I drop 2 or 3 more, each week. Water tastes like it has bleach in it, and so many things just taste plain, or plain nasty. I don't mind too much as have been overweight all my adult life due to pcos then steroids so the weight loss is a bonus to me. I find it changes at particular times in the month too. I use corsidyl toothpaste, and mouthwash, and do my teeth everytime I eat anything, and that seems to reduce the nasty soapy taste that I have in my mouth nearly all of the time. I have anti- sickness pills for the nausea, and they also help with the vertigo that I get with this. They are called cinnarizine and there is also cyclizine which is often given to treat nausea caused by strong pain meds like morphine, which can cause sickness in some people. Hope you find this helpful hun. XXX

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