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hedgehog

(36,286 posts)
Mon May 30, 2016, 03:47 PM May 2016

Lots of things don't taste right anymore - a lifelong tea drinker,

I just stopped drinking it because it wasn't right. So I was thrilled to find out that ruby grapefruit juice tastes great. Then, I accidentally found out that grapefruit juice interferes with at least one medication. Can I get a pity chorus from a tiny violin?

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Lots of things don't taste right anymore - a lifelong tea drinker, (Original Post) hedgehog May 2016 OP
Yes, definitely: elleng May 2016 #1
That sucks. I just got back salt. It's so good. alfredo May 2016 #2
Yeah, I miss red grapefruit as well - for about 12 years now. No Vested Interest May 2016 #3
Yes, you can! Solly Mack May 2016 #4
You've got my sympathy for sure! PennyK May 2016 #5
Can you time it so that you can still drink it? Ms. Toad Jun 2016 #6
Yeah, grapefruit juice mucks up a lot of meds Tab Jun 2016 #7
Grapefruit juice and also read an article about other juices interferring with meds ... slipslidingaway Jun 2016 #8
Hence - the tiny violin. hedgehog Jun 2016 #9
I find green tea somewhat bearable. alfredo Jun 2016 #10
Try the viola players, they'll do anything for a little attention. alfredo Jun 2016 #11
Well, nothing tastes right to me. PennyK Jun 2016 #12
Try Plantation Mint. it doesn't suck. alfredo Jul 2016 #13
Good ideas PennyK Jul 2016 #14
Part of the fun and s experimenting. alfredo Jul 2016 #15
So that was a fun trip PennyK Jul 2016 #16
I would check on the alcohol. It will probably burn like hell. alfredo Jul 2016 #17
I liked the mint! PennyK Jul 2016 #18
Caution and patience are the important concepts. alfredo Jul 2016 #19
Ever hear of Angel Mints? PennyK Jul 2016 #20

elleng

(132,416 posts)
1. Yes, definitely:
Mon May 30, 2016, 03:58 PM
May 2016


I stopped drinking that good ruby grapefruit juice when taking a med, so as no longer taking it, may return to the good juice.

alfredo

(60,096 posts)
2. That sucks. I just got back salt. It's so good.
Mon May 30, 2016, 04:20 PM
May 2016

I was the cook in our house, now that role is threatened.

Damn you Cancer!

PennyK

(2,304 posts)
5. You've got my sympathy for sure!
Tue May 31, 2016, 12:34 AM
May 2016

So many things taste awful to me now. Chocolate is horrible! But losing a beloved drink is rough, I love all things sour and I can't even look at them.

Ms. Toad

(34,437 posts)
6. Can you time it so that you can still drink it?
Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:16 PM
Jun 2016

My daughter has the same issue - but she can time drinking it so she can get away with it.

Tab

(11,093 posts)
7. Yeah, grapefruit juice mucks up a lot of meds
Fri Jun 3, 2016, 08:38 AM
Jun 2016

Which sucks, because I love grapefruit juice.
As far as your pity chorus from a tiny violin, fortunately there's an emoji for that.

slipslidingaway

(21,210 posts)
8. Grapefruit juice and also read an article about other juices interferring with meds ...
Fri Jun 3, 2016, 11:58 PM
Jun 2016

sorry, maybe a small price to pay in the big picture?



PennyK

(2,304 posts)
12. Well, nothing tastes right to me.
Thu Jun 30, 2016, 09:41 AM
Jun 2016

Iced tea, lemonade, iced coffee...all normally staples for me. They taste dreadful now (this is after five chemos).
All I can drink now is water, hot tea, and half a cup of coffee here and there.
I seriously think this is THE worst side effect...I love food and it feels as though I've lost a major source of enjoyment in my life.

alfredo

(60,096 posts)
13. Try Plantation Mint. it doesn't suck.
Sat Jul 9, 2016, 04:01 PM
Jul 2016

That Imperial Gunpowder green tea is languishing in the cupboard. The Earl Grey, I guess because of the Bergamot, is bearable. I'm going to try some cherry juice. If too strong, I can cut it with some vanilla ice cream.

PennyK

(2,304 posts)
14. Good ideas
Sun Jul 10, 2016, 10:16 AM
Jul 2016

I definitely have it easier than you, so I hate to complain...but I'm a Jew, so I love to complain! I'm finally getting to the market today and I'll see what kinds of variety packs they have. I have noticed that English breakfast tastes better than plain ol' orange pekoe.

alfredo

(60,096 posts)
15. Part of the fun and s experimenting.
Sun Jul 10, 2016, 03:54 PM
Jul 2016

I like the idea of going to a buffet and trying a bit of this and that to see what works. That was suggested here.

PennyK

(2,304 posts)
16. So that was a fun trip
Sun Jul 10, 2016, 05:24 PM
Jul 2016

I got Lady Grey , which I like, and Plantation Mint, a terrible name for black tea with mint. Will try after dinner. I have a yukky tickle in my throat and maybe the mint will make nice with it.
Dinner to be a baked potato. Seriously. Not even with fun stuff on it.

On the same subject, although I'm not much of a drinker, once I'm three weeks past my next and final chem, I want to celebrate with a cocktail. I'm thinking Pina Colada -- it sounds so fresh and fruity!

alfredo

(60,096 posts)
17. I would check on the alcohol. It will probably burn like hell.
Sun Jul 10, 2016, 10:13 PM
Jul 2016

The Plantation Mint has caffeine. Mint Melody

PennyK

(2,304 posts)
18. I liked the mint!
Sun Jul 10, 2016, 11:49 PM
Jul 2016

Quite nice and refreshing.

I haven't had radiation ( just chemo, with surgery to come)..is that why you said the alcohol would burn?
I'll ask my doctor how long after the final treatment to wait though.

PennyK

(2,304 posts)
20. Ever hear of Angel Mints?
Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:58 PM
Jul 2016

A guy in my oncologist's waiting room gave me one. These are from the Florida Candy Company, originally from Wildwood in Joisey (been there!). They used to have a big contract with Disney to sell their mints and salt-water taffy at DizWorld. When they lost the contract, they looked for other ways to market...that's when they realized cancer patients, and others who had varied issues, were really digging the mints, which are made with real peppermint oil. Now they promote the mints for palliative care.
Anyway, they are delicious! Some say to have a mint about half an hour before a meal, that it will help to reset the taste buds. I ordered some, and also got a bag of the fruit flavors and the chocolate mints. Shipping is fairly steep, but they can also be found in some drugstores and hospital gift shops.
http://www.angelmint.com/

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