• awoods awoods
    January 09, 2014
    Is it normal to have a metallic taste in your mouth before a headache?
    awoods awoods
    January 09, 2014

    Is it normal to have a metallic taste in your mouth before migraines or headaches? I am in the middle of my second migraine cycle and this is a new symptom for me. The metallic taste started a day before my first headache and has occured on and off throughout this cycle which has lasted 4 days now. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow but was curious if anyone else has experienced this strange taste with their migraines?

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  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    Health Guide
    January 13, 2014
    Ellen Schnakenberg
    Health Guide
    January 13, 2014

    A strange taste in the mouth can be part of a Migraine attack for some people. It can also be related to the medicines they take for their attacks. There are quite a few odd migraine symptoms that don't get talked about as often.

     

    It's important that you talk to your doctor about your symptoms so he can take a look at your migraine medication and alter your dosage if needed. You may consider doing some research on the medication you take to see if this is a known symptom - that way you have some background when speaking with your doctor.

    • awoods
      January 14, 2014
      awoods
      January 14, 2014

      Hi Ellen,

       

      Thanks for the response. The doctor did feel that the taste was part of my Migraine attack, especially since I hadn't yet taken anything when it started. I have been diagnosed with Migraine with Aura as I often see squilly silver lines and blurred spots before my headaches. It was a roller coaster of a week but eventually after a few does of imitrex and naproxen I am doing much better now.

       

      Thanks,

      Amanda

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    • Ellen Schnakenberg
      January 15, 2014
      Ellen Schnakenberg
      Health Guide
      January 15, 2014

      I'm so glad you have some answers. 

       

      Things can change over time, but if you ever get nervovus about a change, please seek the help of your doctor, okay?

       

      Soooo glad you're feeling better now!!!!!

       

      ~Ellen

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    • clairekadenharveyjd
      November 14, 2015
      clairekadenharveyjd
      November 14, 2015
      Well if im here also then its a yes...Day before i had a seizure with my migraine...Ive started also with a secondary migraine...Its all on my left side pushing on my right eye...The matalic taste is also new to me also the seizure...I wont go into detail medically as everyone is different yet Ive a few issues at the minute and having an Mri next week...My advice is see a doctor also...Yet migraines are a new thing to me and recently had a microdisectomy of l5s1...I also suffer worse with weather changes...Currently we have a hurricane...To be honest it would be good to speak to other migraine sufferers as Im having a really bad time and has had me in hospital 8 times since christmas...Im currently taking Candesarten im on my 2nd week...Its dramatically helped with the pain itself but not the symptoms...On the 3rd week Im doubling my dose...If that doesnt work fully then Im going to try Topramate...My eye brows are swollen i go blind daily had my first seizure my face dropped on the right pain in my neck severe pressure on my right side and at the top of my head...My arms and fingers can go numb I violently shake...My doctor actually saw me 1 hour after my seizure and checked me for a stroke...I hope this helps others who have this issue...Its ruined my life for quite a few months but Im finally getting the support from the hospital and Ive one good doctor...You are not alone! Im now writing a diary as becoming so forgetful Im struggling to spell for my doctor...The way Ive managed to calm the attack is 600mg Ibrufen with advice by my doctor also a topup of paracetomol 1000mg...Please see a doctor if things persist you need a neuro... READ MORE
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