Hello, welcome to the site! My name isXXXXX and I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek
Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?
yes, I take diovan hct for high blood pressure, indomethacin 25mg for the inflammation in my back(5 back surgeries), lovaza, folic acid, and Norvasc.
Have you started taking any of them recently?
I have been tested for diabetes and I was borderline, but I have lost 60lbs since
Any dry mouth?
Okay, possible causes could be acid reflux, hypothyroidism or sjorgrens syndrome
I would first have acid reflux ruled out
Dehydration and vitamin deficiencies could also cause it
I never seem to have heart burn or acid reflux unless I have a very spicy food
It may occur when you sleep and you would never know
I drink a lot of water but the vitamin definciency could be right because my sister has had extensive personal testing and she has a vitamin d deficiency as do I. Its not absorbed properly
Okay, then that may be the cause
could it be zinc also
Yes, it could be due to vitamin deficiency or minerals like zinc
why would only certain foods taste burnt as soon as they touch my tongue
That is likely from the make up of the foods
everything I read said the everything tasted burnt
I'm sorry, can you clarify your last question?
I seems as though its getting worse and more foods are starting to taste burnt
That may be due to the deficiency getting worse
sorry, I meant that everything that I read about the burnt taste seemed to be experienced on all the foods.
ok, where would I start as far as vitamin deficiency and how to figure out which one
To determine which one you would have to have blood tests, if you want to avoid that then you can try taking a multivitamin and drinking plenty of water daily
I forgot to mention that I take centrum daily.
and drink a lot of water because I work in the heat
Okay, then the blood test is the only definitive answer to diagnose the exact cause
what test should I have and how much should it cost?
You should start with a complete metabolic profile, it cost about $60
ok, what would be the second and third tests if I decide to try and figure it out without having to go back again and again
Sorry, I did not see your last reply
Are you there?
I replied with Calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium and nickel
yes, just grabbed some veggies
ok, thank you