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I am having night sweats, a metallic taste in my mouth

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I am having night sweats, a metallic taste in my mouth, and a bit of fatigue during the day for the past week or so. 47 year old male, non-smoker.

Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.

Do you have any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke cold or fever?

Have you consulted doctor?

Do you take any medicine?

Do you have any other previous illness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.


I have also felt 'hot' during the day recently when others said the room felt fine. I also have a bit of nausea right now (woke up from night sweats feeling a little nauseous, and then had a normal BM, but still feel nauseous). I have not been to the doctor about this yet. I am not taking any prescription medicine, but do take a multi-vitamin, probiotic, and Omega 3 supplement in the morning. I have been diagnosed with IBS several years ago; however, the probiotic has helped this quite a bit. Recently, I was told that I have TMJ. I drink several drinks regularly (alcohol) with dinner. I had the metallic taste several months ago for 2-3 weeks with no other symptoms, and it went away.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for the information,


Night sweating can be due to different causes.


With the hot & fatigue feeling it can be due to an infection.


Change of taste can also be seen with infection.


Upper respiratory infection is a frequent cause of it.


Again alcohol can play a role in causing night sweats.


Sometimes it can be due to no identifiable cause when it is called idiopathic.


In some cases it can be due to anxiety , tension & stress.

There are many other causes for both the problems.


I feel you should get an examination by doctor.


He can then decide about tests after physical examination to rule out other causes.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Does the metallic taste in my mouth that is on the tip of my toungue, combined with the other symptoms, point to anything more specific? I do not have a cold, URI, or any other respiratory issues that I am aware of.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.
Metallic taste in the mouth can be due to tooth infection or gingivitis, dry mouth etc.

Heart burn, reflux can also be a factor.

Salivary gland infection, Sjogren's disease, vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency, neuropathy etc can also be factor but you do not have any such symptom.

Some medicines can also cause it but you are not taking any.

Taking separately there can be may causes for it, but combined with other symptoms it is more like an infection , can be a viral one.

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