How can throid cause a bitter taste? I have been on Thyroid Meds since 1984 and never experienced a bitter taste. ( hypothroid). But 8months ago developed a very foul bitter taste. It has been horrid.

First. Overtaking Throid Meds showed levels a bit high

2. Bitter taste stared after having two molars removed

3. 4 Months later had Gums opened and cleaned. Still no relief from taste

4. This month fingers tasted bitter but I just think due to mouth bitter

5. Decided to check Letones as I don't eat much CRbs. Levels were a bit high

6. Had cavity cleaned and temp cap for three months. Yesterday went to get the tooth ready for permenant cap. Dentist put in a swab to numb area for shot. Tasted just like my taste in mouth

7. Today felt very ill, but have not had the bitter/foul taste.

CONFUSED! HOPE IT IS GONE! Doctors and Dentist Confused
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replied May 24th, 2013
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Hello! I'm not sure I have an answer to this, but wanted to let you know someone is listening! You might want to take a look at eHealth's Health Center about Thyroid while you are waiting for a response. Here is the link - id-disorders

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replied June 11th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It could be due to gastritis, poor dental hygiene or poor quality drugs. All these reasons should be addressed.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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