What's wrong with my taste buds?
November 1, 2012 11:22 AM Subscribe
Had a weird, persistent sweet taste at the back of my mouth for a few hours now. I don't even like sweets. Any ideas?
posted by Ephelump Jockey to health & fitness (8 answers total)
So I know, YANMD and all that. However, this is weird and I'm freaking out a touch. I had a brutal cold last weekend. Fever, chills, coughing, major congestion and all. The cold has passed for the most part. However, I've had a constant scratchy feeling at the back of my throat. Initially I thought this was just left over gunk from being sick. I smoke and though I rarely get sick, it takes me a while to get over it. However, today, I noticed a strange, tingling, sweet taste at the back of my mouth. It seems to be centered on the back right side of my tongue. It's been consistent for the last couple of hours, maybe a little more. A google indicates that this can be caused by low carb intake, but I doubt that's the case. I've not lacked for carbs. My diet is pretty poor overall, however. I don't have a lot of money, and getting staples on a consistent basis is sometimes iffy, like the last week, for instance. My search also brought up possible diabetic implications, which is freaking me out. Any ideas of what this could be? I've scheduled an appointment with my GP, but that's not until tomorrow. I'm not the type of person to notice every little bodily change, so this has me especially worried. Any thoughts would be appreciated.