My mouth tastes like pennies. I don't have a clue why. I haven't been chewing on pennies or anything copper really. And yet, that's what I taste. No matter what I eat, it all vaguely resembles chewing on little pieces of copper.
I decided, being that I am responsible and want to deal with health issues -- no! Really! -- I would look up the symptom and see if I have any weird diseases (Please let it be one where I lose 20lbs. Please!!) and then I could get treated. I'm just being medically responsible. Proactive even.
I went to the Internet for answers. Oh Google, how I love thee. You may not have accurate information, but you sure do have a lot of it. I typed in "mouth tastes like pennies".
Not a single real medical site came up. Just a bunch of like-minded loons looking for answers. Answered by a bunch of non-medical like-minded loons. There were a few explanations for the symptom, provided by no one with a medical degree of any sort. However, they were answers so I looked at them.
Metal mouth? You could be 1) pregnant (nope!), 2) have a vitamin deficiency -- likely zinc and or B12 (totally possible), OR 3) you could have Bells Palsy. Hmm. That seems... out of the blue. You would think I'd have noticed that.
Maybe I'll keep looking for the answers. Or, I could chew on nickels for awhile.