Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Something strange is going on.

And I'm not okay with it.  So I'm going to share it with you blog buddies.

First of all, let me point out that I am 16 weeks and 4 days pregnant right now.  Yes I'm counting.  This means I am out of my first trimester, done with morning sickness, into the "comfortable trimester."

And I am hungry.  That's not the strange thing.

My sense of taste has diminished.  It's like it's functioning at 50% right now.

And 50% is not okay at all. 

I don't know why this is happening.  I've been pouring on the garlic salt and eating things as flavorful as I can possibly make them hoping to reawaken my taste buds.  No such luck. 

Tonight for dinner I had my mom's recipe of homemade lasagna and Pioneer Woman's recipe of Buttery Thyme Bread-- but with garlic instead of thyme and half the butter she recommends.  But let me tell you, I used an unholy amount of garlic.  No such luck.

I'm not nauseas anymore and I am hungry.  Can I please enjoy my food to the fullest extent possible?!

Tell me it happened to you and went away and there's a cure.  please.


That Girl said...

Ummm ... never had a problem with this.

I enjoy food entirely too much.

JoMamma said...

That sucks. Hope it does not last very long. Guess you could try eating stuff you don't enjoy since you can't taste it. Good Luck

Lisa said...

My best guess, and I am no doctor, is that it is related to your sense of smell. You know that at least 50% of taste is actually aroma, right? perhaps even more... and it's not necessarily through your nose. most of that aroma is traveling up through your throat and into your back sinus cavities.

Ask your doc and maybe check for a sinus infection or something weird like that. also, mentally check your sense of smell. most women have that crazy-hyper nose during pregnancy, so even if it is slightly diminished or seeming normal, it could also be a sign.

That's my only guess. I've never heard of the random losing of taste. Taste doesn't work like that... and believe me, I do know taste!

Nikki said...

Lisa- The weird thing is, my sense of smell is VERY enhanced right now but still I have this problem with taste. It's like they're not cooperating. I have an OB appt on Tuesday in which I'm going to bring this up if it isn't resolved yet.

Nikki said...

P.S. I am curious about the possible sinus infection. That's a thought.

*Mirage* said...

I have had my taste buds go out during pregnancy before. I now suspect it had to do with seasonal allergies or a sinus infection- I never went to a doc or took anything to figure out which. It cleared up after a month or two. I hope yours does too!