Help ive lost my sense of taste!!!

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  1. blufizz

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    ive had this really nasty cold-fluey-type bug for almost a week now...coughing like old man..blocked sinuses etc ...really really bad headaches which make me feel sick...and now since yesterday ive lost all sense of smell and taste!:cry:

    im trying to eat but as cant taste and can only feel the texture of food-which trust me is disgusting without the taste and smell...im struggling to eat much of anything!

    Anyone ever had same prob or any ideas what the heck to eat so i dont go off plan..well id be very gratefull!

    I dont want to lose weight cos im not eating but thought of eating anything is making me feel ill.
     
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    You just have to get through it as best you can. You can't force yourself to eat if you really don't want to. You need to concentrate on whatever it takes to feel better and not worry too much about food at the moment.
     
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    thanks x
     
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    Hi,
    Just a quick thought - have you tried steaming to try and clear your sinuses (may reduce your headaches and give you a sense of taste back)??
    Poor you - bad colds do make you feel terrible - hope you get better soon. x
     
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    Sudafed - and then eat something that you love, maybe you will get you smell and tastebuds back! xxx sorry you are feeling down in the dumps xxx
     
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    Sorry to read that you are feeling under the weather Hun. Perhaps you could make some stews or soups to pack all the good stuff in and that will make you feel a little better?

    xx
     
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    I hadnt thought bout that actually.....think ive got one of those weird nasal/steam cups somwhere...olbas oil should do the trick you think?...worth a try cos its driving me mad..as you can tell im not very good at being ill lol...
     
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    thanks ellebear and mrs v....
    ive tried sudafed but all its doing is making my sore throat even dryer lol...and cant face anything at mo....so far ive had a go at weetabix....couldnt eat it all-horrible with no taste to it....and ive had dairylea on toast with tomatoes...strange textures but least didnt make me feel sick lol...its very strange experience :jelous:....just hope it comes back :confused:

    going to go steam my nose now lol...thanks everyone x
     
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    I'm rubbish at being ill too!!
    Def. works for me, although it does take a few sessions. Olbas oil works well (just don't put too many drops in!!!), or a small amount of menthol rub.
    Really hope that it gives you some relief!
     
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    hi i think bestthink yo cn do is make a curry really hot that way your stilleating and keeping something warm in your stomach:)
     
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    hello i just wantd to ask do you think you would be able to tell me how i get the slimming world 1 and 2 stone stickers on my page i think you have done well and love the inspiration that would give me thanks :)
     
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    ive as million and one things to do now...from last week that i didnt do cos was ill...thought itd be gone by now but its geting worse....grrrr ive no time to be ill lol...and no one to look after me :cry: lol

    maybe il do it over a bowl instead lol...always worried im going to sniff the water up with the cup thing ...lol
     
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    i had a cold when i was about 15 and my sense of smell has never come back!! i can smell strong smells but not most. the funny thing is, now when i get a cold i get my sense of smell back! random!

    if it carrys on i recommend going to the docs to get them to have a look at it. hope you feel better x
     
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    curry sounds ok but not sure i could cope with the sloppy consistancy...honest its horrible eating food with no taste or smell...its like your brain doesnt know what it is....just mush..ughhhh lol
    id have chicken soup(old fashioned cure so they say?) but dont like chicken that much lol

    im not sure how you put the stickers on either im afraid....ive got them in word doc but havnt worked out how to put them ...in your signature maybe?
    if you find out would you let me know???

    ps thanks for the compliment...have to admit havnt been for two weeks with being ill and other stuff...but confident i can return next week and get back into it....
     
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    It's frustrating - but try and let it go. I've been laid up on the sofa for almost 4 weeks now (torn ligaments in my knee) and I'm not enjoying the enforced rest!

    Don't forget a towel to cover your head - oh and close your eyes, esp if using olbas oil :-D

    Lastly - are you taking any vit supplements? I find 1000mg of vit c and a selenium/zinc supplement really helps for lingering colds.

    Take care and try and relax!
     
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    :eek: heck! you poor thing xxx
    do they know why?

    you can still taste tho yeh? cos that would be cruel for you!

    ive had it once before but not quite so bad and it only lasted a day or so....
     
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    lol...maybe i should re-name this thread "help our bodies are giving up on us!"
    i share your pain goingtobefab lol x

    ah closed eyes...maybe thats where i go wrong lol.....and i may well try to vit thing.....the vit c id heard of but not selenium/zinc wouldnt that take a while to work?

    as for relaxing..not much chance til im in bed tonight lol..

    how did you do that to your knee btw?
     
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    taste went at the time, but came back fine! just my smell that's gone. sometimes it's a good thing i can tell you!

    funny though, big strong smells i can't smell. but subtle smells i pick up! maybe im turning into a cat or something!
     
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    LOL - I think it maybe my age!!!

    Won't take that long - maybe a couple of days??

    Did my knee by overdoing the exercise and not listening to the warning signals - never ever do squats when you have a painful knee :cry:

    Hopefully you have enough ideas to make a difference now :)

    xx
     
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    not so good if like me your rubbish at toast n burn it lol....least you can taste ...funny things brains i guess..tho im not laughing much at the mo!
     
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