Posted by Larry Hoover on November 24, 2004, at 14:56:01
In reply to Re: How do I know IF I am a slow metabolizer?, posted by Phillipa on November 24, 2004, at 14:41:20
> Okey, Here's one for you. Has anyone ever lost their taste for months? Well I have, and I was sent to The Taste And Smell Center in Wake Forrest, NC. I was told that the neurons in my nose were destroyed maybe from a virus and to first take predisone for 2 weeks and if that didn't work theophyline for 4-6months, and if that didn't work nothing would.
Did they mention zinc? Do you, by any chance, have white marks on your finger nails, sort of random?
The receptors for taste and smell require zinc as part of their structure, and it's possible that more than a virus is at play, here. It couldn't hurt for you to supplement zinc at 50 mg/day for four weeks, and see if that doesn't help turn things around.