Truly Tasteless!

March 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I know how alarming this can be… I’ve experienced the complete loss of my ability to taste food on several occasions over the past ten years. This has always been when circumstances have forced me to become overdue for an infusion of IVIG. (Eating truly becomes a chore when everything tastes like cardboard… No enjoyment in eating whatsoever!)

Thankfully, my ability to taste food has always returned within 24 hours after an infusion.

When I asked my neuro about this, she said the reason for the loss of the ability to taste food is that the CIDP has involved the cranial nerve.

If this symptom occurs on a regular basis, it would be an indication that you need to increase the frequency of your infusions.