I have a gross bitter/slightly metallic taste in my mouth. I've looked up various things online to remedy. Do you ladies have any suggestions? It comes back a few minutes after I eat a mint, and makes my gum taste horrible. I have my fiance picking up some sour candy on his way home to see if that will help. bleh!
Nasty taste in my mouth
I have it too. Sometimes I think sweet things make it worse but sometimes a mint does help. For me, I think it's happening when I am nauseous. For the most part, I can't change that, but I do find if I eat good healthy meals (as healthy as I can) and snack frequently, I am less nauseous. That's in this phase--however. I am now 11 weeks and earlier on I was terribly nauseous all day long, every day, for about 2 weeks, no matter what I eat.
Sometimes I think certain starchy foods make this worse. For example, I am craving potatoes, fries, chips, ect., but if I indulge, I feel worse and this taste is bad. I notice the same thing with soy (I have a dairy allergy and I eat some soy meat substitute foods.) Staying away from soy and potatoes seems to help me. But not sweet potatoes--those are ok for some reason.
he ended up getting me life savers and jolly ranchers. They are just coating my mouth with stickiness. >_< It tastes better than nothing, but then I get a film in my mouth on top of the stank so not working too hot. I'm going to get some sour stuff after work today and see. It seems like tomato based food makes it worse for me. I can't even think about dairy right now, it's been making me sick the whole time. I've been pretty sick the first trimester I'm on 12 weeks now and I'm feeling better for the most part. I will keep you updated :) thanks for the responses!!!
What about ginger candies? I get them at a natural foods store. They aren't so sugary and instead of being hard candies, they are a kind of chew. Plus, ginger is supposed to help with nausea--I certainly know the ginger tea helped me feel less sick.
I eat these. But there are all kinds of other types.
sour does seem to help for a little bit. It works way better than sweet. I was eating pickles too to over power the taste and that was working for a bit as well. Nothing seems to have a long lasting effect though. Just sticking with sour candy and mints for now when it gets bad. I'm halfway through week 12 so hopefully it won't hang around much longer!
I'll be 14 weeks tomorrow and for the most part the taste has gone away. I never really found anything to make it dissipate for a prolonged amount of time. The sour candy did not work for me at all. I've noticed cranberry juice really gives me a terrible taste. I hope it doesn't last too much longer because I love cranberry juice! Has anyone figured out any remedies?