For those of you who don't know I have been pretty ill for over a year with asthma and recently diagnosed copd. For months I could barely hold a conversation due to breathlessness. Loads of other symptoms are on my profile, if anyone wants to look, but, what I was wondering was that my appetite is practically non existent and for a year now I have been getting by on toast and cheese. I see a dietician on Monday so maybe I'll get some more help then. Anyway, for around 8 months ( with a little respite now and again for a day or two), I had the most foul taste imaginable in my mouth which no amount of brushing of teeth, gargling and using mouth wash would clear. It tasted bitter, rotting and like bile. I wondered (after reading about some of you having a bad taste in your mouth), if this taste could be due to sputum. I also thought that this taste might have destroyed my taste buds. Any time I have mentioned it to a doctor they just look blank and shrug. Does anyone know for sure what causes this taste, have any ideas where to find out about it, ( I suppose I could try the vet!) or if it is reversible. The taste has been gone for some weeks now but still no appetite. I am really just looking for some pointers, because if I can get my appetite back I am sure I will improve generally. Thanks for taking the time to read this question. xxx Hope you are all keeping as well as possible. PS They are going to investigate me for bronchiectasis as well.