I posted this in /science also, I seen this after on the other science subs list. Figured I might get better information here.
I've been experiencing something pretty strange for about 8 months. I know the exact moment I became aware of it, I am just not fully sure on how it works due to the lack of information I've found online. The first time I received my TRT shot, I remember tasting something incredibly bitter, this was the first time I experienced this. Since that time however, things have either gotten worse or better depending on your perspective.
I wanted to share what I experience and what I do not, so here we go:
The taste is not usually the same taste as your taste buds or nose would smell or taste. The best way I can describe it is, if you were to lick a penny or taste a cut in half pill. You would most likely say, "It tastes like Metal or a chemical taste".
It happens in 2 ways. If there is something in the air and is in strong enough concentration, I can taste it.
Example 1: My daughter poops in her diaper during naptime, if it is a REALLY potent smelling bowl movement, I can taste it just by opening the door. Note, it never tastes like feces, poop has a very metal taste.
Example 2: If I touch something with any part of my body, I will be able to taste MOST things. Using disinfectant wipes with out gloves on is out of the question now.
I wanted to share a few other experiences I have had with this though, I hope you found them has interesting as I do.
Experience 1: If you do not know what a back knot is, here is a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN5sGhSHRz0YouTube
While rubbing my spouse's back, when ever I relieve a knot, I can taste the knot releasing. I can even taste it through her shirt sometimes.
Experience 2: If I cause enough pain to myself on my face (popping a deep zit), when ever the pain reaches a certain threshold, I can taste what ever is released into your body during this. This one is reliable in duplicating.
Some other weird instances:
When Pooping, as soon as it comes out and touches my outer skin, I can taste metal. While taking a shower, if any of the water goes close enough to my anus, I can taste what ever impurities are in the water. Very metallic Dog pee tastes exactly how it smells, I do not know how it tastes in my mouth though. Going into any place that sells perfume, cologne or incense is out of the question.
So, what the fuck is going on? If I touch something, does the skin absorb it that fast enough to get into my blood, then the "tainted" blood gets pumped into my tongue? This is the ONLY way I figured this could happen.
Is this something we all used to do and lost? I can tell you now.. Some of the tastes are so strong that it triggers the same reaction to eating something you don't like the taste of. My body will try to spit out what in my mouth or remove it from my tongue at the most. I kinda stick my tongue out multiple times while scraping it against my teeth, it never works of course because nothings on my tongue.
One thing it has made me super aware of though. Nobody things twice about getting bleach on their skin or other chemicals. From what I've experienced though, we should really take a look at this again. EVERYTHING you touch goes straight into your blood, this can't be good for us.
Looking to hear from you guys, any information or questions I can answer I will. I want to do a double blind study to prove that I can taste, since there seems to be a lack of information about this.