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My taste buds were definitely changing

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Before my stroke I liked wine but after my stroke I hate wine only beer and I can't do meat, only vegetables

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John, snap!

With the meat, not the alcohol. 

Actually,  vegies too.

Prefer salad these days.

 

I'm going to have to think hard about food I liked before than I can't stomach now.

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About a year or so after my stroke everything tasted like dirt, literally, everything except orange juice and vanilla milk shakes.  No, vanilla is not my favorite.  I prefer chocolate and mocha but ewwww, dirt. Instead of forcing myself to eat dirt, my new diet consisted of the above because I decided some nutrition is better than no nutrition.  I lost forty pounds. And then my taste started coming back and so did the weight. I think the problem lies in a nerve that goes down your face that affects your taste buds.  Mine came back on it's own. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could control it?

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Yes, Pearls. Yes it would.

I used to love mocha, and can't handle it now.

Can still chocolate though. 

Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing but!

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Welcome to the site John, yes I remember that my taste buds went through a re-calibration stage in the early days of stroke. My love of whisky didn't alter and my son smuggled a sampler bottle of in for me. Diluted with Sprite from the hospital tuck shop it made the second day in hospital a lot more tolerable. My wife, being a goody-goody wouldn't even consider disobeying the rules of the authorities but fortunately I'd brought my son up with good values.

Deigh

 

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John, like Deigh, my taste buds seemed to go thru some slight re-calibration though just enough to notice a slight difference. No major food selection changes or reversals, thank god, I still enjoy chocolate and carrot cakes :tongue: One big change orally was gag reflexes though. Every now and again a small swallow of saliva always goes down the wrong path and the choking begins, annoying to say the least. Hardly ever happened pre-stroke but is now a regular occurrence.

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22 hours ago, will2 said:

Every now and again a small swallow of saliva always goes down the wrong path and the choking begins, annoying to say the least. Hardly ever happened pre-stroke but is now a regular occurrence.

It's daily for me, and it seems forever before I can cough it back up again!!

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Hello,

   Two years after his stroke, I am still having a hard time getting my husband to eat. He is still battling thrush on his tongue from when he was in the hospital which is proving to be a very stubborn bug, indeed, which we think is part of the problem. He's lost about 40 pounds now as a result. I guess, among other things, strokes affect even the enjoyment of food. Good luck to you all, and I hope that that situation improves with you all eventually!

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