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Offline ramilove

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HRT Sense of smell and taste
« on: July 02, 2020, 11:11:20 am »
Going on four months estradiol mono therapy, this morning I awoke with strange musty, chemical moldy metallic smells and tastes? I read somewhere that this change in senses could be HRT related?
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Re: HRT Sense of smell and taste
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 03:14:27 pm »
Going on four months estradiol mono therapy, this morning I awoke with strange musty, chemical moldy metallic smells and tastes? I read somewhere that this change in senses could be HRT related?
@ramilove
While it is important to understand that here on the Forums no one should and no one can give you a physician's medical diagnosis...
...there are some things that "might" cause some of the symptoms that you are experiencing....

various medications
dry-mouth ... breathing though your mouth
dehydration
gastric problems and heartburn
dental hygiene and other dental issues
sinus infections and issues
other health related issues

The very best thing you can do is to consult with your doctor for a proper and accurate diagnosis.

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Danielle
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Re: HRT Sense of smell and taste
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 04:08:57 pm »
Hi Ramilove,

I agree with Danielle said, but at less than 2 months testosterone free I noticed my sense of smell increased greatly. I finally started to understand why my wife complains all the time about how things smell. I smell things around me I never smelled before.

I do not know what effect estrogen or estradiol therapy has yet.  :laugh: 

I did not notice much difference in what I taste. If you are experiencing this for very long without eating or drinking something it might be wise to ask your doctor.


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Re: HRT Sense of smell and taste
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 06:43:54 pm »
Hormone imbalance, especially fluctuations in estrogen can lead to a metallic taste, a lot of cis-women undergoing menopause report such things. That said I have never had it.
This could be a lot of things, too little a dose, too much? Or something completely unrelated. It certainly is not an experience everyone starting E has. So best check it out with your prescribing medical professionals. ( I am sure it's nothing to worry about and probably just your normal)
I did get the heightened taste and smell though, that is much more common an effect.

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Re: HRT Sense of smell and taste
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2020, 10:52:26 am »
I read somewhere that estrogen does effect the brain and the senses. The strange taste and smell sensations have past, I discarded some of the food that went past label, some old freezer burned wild game I was trying to not waste and now moisturized after flossing. Apparently women's sensitivity is so much more than just emotional.
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Re: HRT Sense of smell and taste
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 11:04:45 am »
This is an interesting side effect of HRT. I'm not sure what I would do if my sense of smell became even more sensitive.

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Re: HRT Sense of smell and taste
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2020, 02:34:52 pm »
Hormone imbalance, especially fluctuations in estrogen can lead to a metallic taste.

Interesting point. Thank you Sarah.

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Pamela xx






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