I've been on sulphsalazine for a few months now along with Hydroxycloroquine, plus amytriptiline & meloxicam as well as co codamol.
For the last 4-5 weeks I have had a revolting taste in my mouth along with heightened sense of smell. I haven't got a sinus infection, my teeth are fine, I haven;t got a candida infection, it;s not reflux, I really don't know what causing it.
Several people have said that sulphsalazine can cause a bad taste and I'm now taking 2500mgs a day although I've dropped back to 2grams as I was getting headaches with the increase.
I'm losing weight as I can't eat alot of foods without them tasting foul - especially chocolate!!!!
The trouble is that even if it isn't the sulphsalazine psychologically I believe it is so don't want to take it. The trouble is I know that it has to build up in the body to be effective so it will take quite a while to get out of my system!
I'd like to be able to say that it was helping my arthritis but I'm not convinced it is, I'm still in a lot of pain & discomfort - more so than I was before I started taking it.
My knees are really sore - I've had one knee resurfacing done & the other is not good. Last night I dreamt that I saw my orthopod out & he remembered my name & asked how my knees where!!! (It's 4 yrs since I saw him!) I told him they weren;t good - so I;m sure that subconsciously I am worried about them!
We're off to Malta on Monday & it looks as though I'm not going to enjoy the food