Will My Taste Buds Come Back??? I Just Finished Chemo (Tch) 1 Week Ago...

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Asked by Plugger

Will My Taste Buds Come Back??? I Just Finished Chemo (Tch) 1 Week Ago...

and nothing has tasted good since the beginning. I've lost 10 pounds and I really wasn't overweight to begin with. Does everyone get their taste buds back? How long will it take? I'm so tired of nothing tasting good. I'll be on Herceptin for the next 8 months, but I don't think that's supposed to affect my taste buds. Does anyone know for sure? For me, this is worse than not having any hair!

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Patience is tough, but it's just what you need to deal with your sense of taste. It can typically take 2 to 3 months for all the effects of chemo to leave your system; so don't give up if you're still not back to par after a few weeks. Hang in there - every day is another step towards being well again. Take care - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel