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Gradual loss of taste...

Gradual loss of taste and smell

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

No other than just nearly total loss of tasste and smell of food. Am on some nedications now. paroxetine and donepezil plus aspirin.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

how old are you?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
76
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

have you seen a doctor about this?
had any tests done like an MRI?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No calls
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

ok

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

contact customer service

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Never mind. I'm done
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Ok

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