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Odd Tastes And Smell Symptoms - A tinny, metallic, ammonia, blood-like, bitter, or odd or unusual smell or taste in the mouth and/or nose - anxiety symptoms

Odd smells or tastes anxiety symptoms descriptions:

Taste and smell symptoms:

These odd smells or tastes can come and go rarely, occur frequently, or persist indefinitely. For example, you may have an odd smell and/or taste once in a while and not that often, have it off and on, or have it all the time.

These odd smells or tastes may precede, accompany, or follow an escalation of other anxiety sensations and symptoms, or occur by itself.

These odd smells or tastes can precede, accompany, or follow an episode of nervousness, anxiety, fear, and elevated stress, or occur ‘out of the blue’ and for no apparent reason.

These odd smells or tastes can range in intensity from slight, to moderate, to severe. They can also come in waves, where they are strong one moment and ease off the next.

These odd smells or tastes can change from day to day, and/or from moment to moment.

All of the above combinations and variations are common.

Why can anxiety cause odd smells and tastes?

There are many reasons why anxiety can cause odd smells and tastes. For more information, see our "Bad Taste In Mouth Anxiety Symptoms" symptom.

For a more detailed explanation about all anxiety symptoms, why symptoms can persist long after the stress response has ended, common barriers to recovery and symptom elimination, and more recovery strategies and tips, we have many chapters that address this information in the Recovery Support area of our website.

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.


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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 21, 2018.

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