white mouth


There are lots of signs. I tire easily. I get a funny and constant metallic taste in my mouth. My stomach feels tight. Girl stuff starts to be off. Alone, most of those I do not notice, or I attribute them to something else [hey I did just get over being sick] or I am just not paying attention so ignore the signs like they are some pesky insect buzzing around that I can just wave away and they will be gone. So it is not till I catch a look at my face in the mirror with no make up on and notice my mouth that I see it.

I call it white mouth. It is when the color of your mouth is the same as the rest of your face. So you look sort of like a statue. All marble, no color.

White mouth means I am living on borrowed iron time again.


Back to the Floradix.


0 Responses to white mouth

  1. How long have you been off of it? I stopped taking it six months ago and so far, so good. No white mouth.

  2. max

    I am not sure, I started getting lazy and skipping iron maybe a month ago and I just do not get away with that ever.

  3. Maybe it’s just too much Republican Convention permeating everything?

  4. I did not know about the metallic taste sign. My sister has been complaining about that and tired, and stomach issues too – maybe I should tell her to check her iron.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  5. max

    No one medical has ever mentioned the metallic taste thing to me but it is something that happens to me when iron goes low so I associate the two.

    Woe, this is one thing I cannot blame the Republicans for. That is funny.

  6. Kym

    I get the metallic taste,too. So far though no white mouth in almost a year even though I gradually stopped taking the Floradix I’ve been eating tons of red cabbage! Get back on that Floradix or I’m sending you a head of cabbage.

  7. max

    Anything but cabbage. Or kale. [shudder]

  8. You know liver is rich in iron…

    Spank has to stay on her Iron, too. Her blood levels are great, but she still looks anemic. Like a ghost.

  9. max

    It would take five large servings of liver to equal one shot of floradix. It would take fifteen shots of floradix to equal just one of the pills I had to take back when the iron sitch was red plaid emergency bad. I cannot eat the amount of food it would require to keep my iron levels up. I have thought about just chewing on a damn nail though.

  10. jessica

    I have the same problem.
    I swear to god floradix tastes like metal mixed with apricot juice.

  11. Kym

    Serves me right for feeling complacent–just got a phone call from the medical office, I need another blood test because my iron levels are at the lowest end of normal and I should start taking Floradix again.

  12. max

    Oops. That is not good.

  13. I think according to Chinese medicine white mouth means too much yang and not enough young. But don’t quote me on that.

    [As if that really helped].

    Here, check it out.

    and here:

  14. Oh, sorry. Make that yin. Not enough yin.

    [Gee, what was I thinking?]

    Also, I am in spam. Thanks!

  15. max

    According to an Eastern medicine practitioner, every one of my health issues is directly linked to the spleen. So I have to be really nice to the spleen. Probably I should read up more on the spleen issue too.

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