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I am back to eating most things, but anything spicy still kills my mouth.(Taco Bell junkie!) Has anyone else got their mouth healed enough to start back with the hotter foods? I am 6 1/2 months past my last IMRT.


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It took me about 10 months. I was never a big fan of hot foods before treatment, I guess I'm a wimp. Now however, I can eat spicy food with the best of them. It's like I'm iron mouth.

13 months out and I still can't taste sweet very well. I suppose that could be a good thing.

BugHunter's picture
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That's what I told the doctor last week! having lost my "sweet tooth" and having a hard time with breads is probably a blessing in disgiuse!!

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I know how you feel, I am out of treatments for 4 months and tried eating some hot sauce and it killed me for 45 minutes. I hope to get my issues back in order.

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It has been 4 years since my radiation and chemo, and I can eat most things now. I always liked spicy food and now I like it spicier than ever (even habaneros). I never really got back a sweet tooth though. It is still hard to eat some breads and other things that are dry. It's amazing how much being able to taste and eat good food improves your perception of life quality.

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