I was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, had surgery to remove the entire thyroid, and then had the I-131 Iodine ratiation treatment. This was at the end of August, and I'm still having problems with my sense of taste. I have a salty, metallic taste in my mouth, and can't really taste most foods. I can taste mint, but other than that, most everything else is just blah.
Has anyone else experienced this, and if so, how long does it last? I'm hoping it's not permanent!
Right after the treatment (within 2-3 days), my tongue felt like it had been scalded, and then my mouth got really sore. My dr gave me a 3-day prescription of furosimide (I think that's what it was), and it helped somewhat, got rid of the soreness, but the taste issue is still there.
I appreciate any info, because I really can't find anything about this in any of the information articles.