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PostSubject: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:20 am

I know some of you have been through this before and so have I but, a week or more without being able to taste my pipe is a bit long for me. Even when I do get just a hint its usually followed by bitterness. I've tried changing tobaccos and to no avail, no matter what pipe or tobacco there just nasty and unsatisfying.
My question for you all is what did you do to over come it? Is there a fix or just a long wait for your taste buds to come back?
I've even thought about trying a cigarette to see if the flavor of it has changed but, am hesitant to go back there again. Food seems to be okay but, I think its lost a bit of flavor, my Cajun snacks taste like dirt nowadays but, meals seem to be not great but okay. I do have some slight symptoms of a cold, a bit of a achy feeling but no congestion out of the ordinary.
I haven't change my diet nor am I taking any kind of drugs (prescription or non) out of the ordinary. I've covered all the bases trying to think of anything that I might be consuming or even doing that may cause this and there's nothing, I'm a creature of habit.
So if anyone knows of a way besides laying off the pipe for awhile please let me know. I still need my nic hit.
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:13 am

Allergies/hay fever, a head cold, certain foods eaten, change in medications.... There are a lot of things that can cause your taster to go south.

Assuming you had tatse to begin with  Smile 

You need the official BoB mood ring, the stone changes color based on what type of tobacco your body desires (and warns others that it might not be a good day to screw with you).

Usually there's nothing you can do but wait it out.

Before resorting to coffin nails I'd suggest hitting a vape shop and getting a basic setup to get that nicotine urge satiated.

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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:14 am

It comes and goes for me. Sometimes there are just periods of "meh". Maybe choose something 180° from your usual fare. A good aromatic will give you the nicotine but has nothing to do with what you usually smoke. When you go back to a VaPer you'll remember why you liked it so. Unfortunately pipes are a more finicky means of nicotine delivery.

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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:18 am

I just do a reset. Complete abstention. Takes at least three or four days. For nicotine, if one must have it, just use Copenhagen. Slams the hell out of me. Fortunately I rarely feel like using it.
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:25 am

Richard Burley wrote:
I just do a reset.  Complete abstention.  Takes at least three or four days.  For nicotine, if one must have it, just use Copenhagen.  Slams the hell out of me.  Fortunately I rarely feel like using it.


Well that's what I thought, I'll just try to put it down for awhile.
Use to dip Copenhagen in the 70's but, I think I'll stay away from that too.
We'll see what happens, I'll know I'll be grouchy for awhile............Yeah, yeah, what else is new right.
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:06 pm

Actually, if you want to get a moderate nic hit to keep the monkeys off your back and still be enjoying something tasty and new at the same time, try some old style leaf, plug and rope chewing tobaccos. Frankly (IMHO) Copenhagen tastes like crap and the nic hit is too sudden and fierce. A plug of Days Work, a pouch of Red Man, maybe try some Gatlin Burlier handmade chewing tobacco (I always wanted to try some of this but never got around to it). A lot of these whole leaf and plug cut chews are pretty nice. I used to carry a pouch of Red Man or Beechnut chew around with me, it's like the Prince Albert of chewing tobacco.

I have some GH & co Brown Pigtail. It's supposed to be a very old world product, used to be carried by the British sailors who would slice it thin and then either chew it or smoke it depending on conditions and opportunity. I'd be glad to send you some if you want to give it a try.

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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:12 pm

No thank you, we've passed our days of chewing anything other then food.
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:48 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
I know some of you have been through this before and so have I but, a week or more without being able to taste my pipe is a bit long for me. Even when I do get just a hint its usually followed by bitterness. I've tried changing tobaccos and to no avail, no matter what pipe or tobacco there just nasty and unsatisfying.
My question for you all is what did you do to over come it? Is there a fix or just a long wait for your taste buds to come back?
I've even thought about trying a cigarette to see if the flavor of it has changed but, am hesitant to go back there again. Food seems to be okay but, I think its lost a bit of flavor, my Cajun snacks taste like dirt nowadays but, meals seem to be not great but okay. I do have some slight symptoms of a cold, a bit of a achy feeling but no congestion out of the ordinary.
I haven't change my diet nor am I taking any kind of drugs (prescription or non) out of the ordinary. I've covered all the bases trying to think of anything that I might be consuming or even doing that may cause this and there's nothing, I'm a creature of habit.
So if anyone knows of a way besides laying off the pipe for awhile please let me know. I still need my nic hit.

Whenever that has happened to me, I just don't smoke for at least a week, Before I stopped smoking cigs (as you have done, congrats BTW.) I would drag on the cancer sticks, but now if it were to happen again, I probably would chew some sort of reduced nic smoking cessation gum for the nic hit till I went back to the pipe. It would also help if you smoked more McC's ketchup rather than all that Escudo( yuk  Evil or Very Mad )  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil  or try smoking one of those pipes you don't smoke  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:57 pm

Hey Cart. I hate that for you man. I used to despise that when it happened to me. Sometimes I'd go weeks and weeks tasting hot air.
Cigs won't help, they actually make it worse.

What I do now, when I absolutely can't be tolerated by anyone (including myself) is Camel or General Snus. I prefer the General but Camel is everywhere. They have tobacco flavored, mint flavored, wintergreen, etc. just pop that sucker in your lip and walk on. No spitting required.
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:56 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Cartaphilus wrote:
I know some of you have been through this before and so have I but, a week or more without being able to taste my pipe is a bit long for me. Even when I do get just a hint its usually followed by bitterness. I've tried changing tobaccos and to no avail, no matter what pipe or tobacco there just nasty and unsatisfying.
My question for you all is what did you do to over come it? Is there a fix or just a long wait for your taste buds to come back?
I've even thought about trying a cigarette to see if the flavor of it has changed but, am hesitant to go back there again. Food seems to be okay but, I think its lost a bit of flavor, my Cajun snacks taste like dirt nowadays but, meals seem to be not great but okay. I do have some slight symptoms of a cold, a bit of a achy feeling but no congestion out of the ordinary.
I haven't change my diet nor am I taking any kind of drugs (prescription or non) out of the ordinary. I've covered all the bases trying to think of anything that I might be consuming or even doing that may cause this and there's nothing, I'm a creature of habit.
So if anyone knows of a way besides laying off the pipe for awhile please let me know. I still need my nic hit.

Whenever that has happened to me, I just don't smoke for at least a week, Before I stopped smoking cigs (as you have done, congrats BTW.) I would drag on the cancer sticks, but now if it were to happen again, I probably would chew some sort of reduced nic smoking cessation gum for the nic hit till I went back to the pipe. It would also help if you smoked more McC's ketchup rather than all that Escudo( yuk  Evil or Very Mad )  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil  or try smoking one of those pipes you don't smoke  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

Shows to go ya how much you know Mr. Monbla! I ALSO smoke McClellands #2035 Dark Navy Flake and #2015 Virgina Perique Flake.
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:59 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Hey Cart.  I hate that for you man.  I used to despise that when it happened to me.   Sometimes I'd go weeks and weeks tasting hot air.  
Cigs won't help, they actually make it worse.  

What I do now, when I absolutely can't be tolerated by anyone (including myself) is Camel or General Snus.    I prefer the General but Camel is everywhere.    They have tobacco flavored, mint flavored, wintergreen, etc.    just pop that sucker in your lip and walk on. No spitting required.

I dip you can Swallow?  scratch  Gona have to check this out.
This aint like those sissy Skoal Bandits is it? 5) 
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:43 pm

Yeah it is 'like' skoal bandits but it's a completely different kind of tobacco processing etc etc.       I'm not a doctor, and I'm sure the US companies and screwing it up to some degree, but I don't see a bunch on no lipped Swedes running around.

Linky

"A wealth of research from Sweden shows that snus users are at far less of a risk of cancer than smokers and people who use dip and chew [source: Foulds et al.]. Some experts even argue that snus can help people quit smoking. But like any tobacco product, it isn't without its health risks."



This might be interesting but I've never tried it. Dissolvable baccy
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:19 pm

I went through this in early March, and it took almost two weeks without a single puff (in any form) before things were back to normal.

Swedish Snus is a good way to go (as has been mentioned)...food grade, disclosed list of ingredients, very natural in taste, etc. For me, it was nasal snuff that satisfied the occasional desire for nicotine - but then I don't really get many nic cravings (never a heavy cig smoker and it's been a decade or more since I've had more than two or three cigs in a given month), so that might be meaningless to you.
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:26 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Yeah it is 'like' skoal bandits but it's a completely different kind of tobacco processing etc etc.       I'm not a doctor, and I'm sure the US companies and screwing it up to some degree, but I don't see a bunch on no lipped Swedes running around.

Linky

"A wealth of research from Sweden shows that snus users are at far less of a risk of cancer than smokers and people who use dip and chew [source: Foulds et al.]. Some experts even argue that snus can help people quit smoking. But like any tobacco product, it isn't without its health risks."



This might be interesting but I've never tried it.  Dissolvable baccy

My tobacconist swears that they claim no cancer related problems have ever been linked to Snuss in Sweeden, has something to do with their proccessing (or so I was told), or maybe they just don't look to point a finger at what ever the new scapegoat is
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:43 pm

Snuff?
Not a bad way to get your vitamin N and you can put the pipes aside until you come back to normal.

Samuel Gawith has some very nice offerings........
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:12 pm

Well, I reckon we'll just see what happens, I'll go without the pipe and any other means of nic for now. If I start to get excessively irritated I'll start look'en for some snus or the "patch". To tell ya the truth I'd rather just try without any help from nic at all but, like I said, we''ll just see.  Suspect 

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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:42 pm

Hey Ron

Have you tried Biotene? I've found it works for me when I go through occasional "funks" where nothing tastes of much.

There again you mentioned having a mild cold, and this could well be the culprit. Also, do you have any allergies that might be affected by the pollen this time of year? If so you might just have to wait it out.

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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:51 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Hey Ron

Have you tried Biotene? I've found it works for me when I go through occasional "funks" where nothing tastes of much.

There again you mentioned having a mild cold, and this could well be the culprit. Also, do you have any allergies that might be affected by the pollen this time of year? If so you might just have to wait it out.

HTH


Cheers,

RR

Biotene! That's it, I heard you guys talk about it before, I'll try some of that before getting hasty with anything else.
And as far as allergies, I don't know. I don't go to the doctor unless blood is pumping out of something or I'm in extreme pain. I reckon I might have but, pollen season here is about over and it started just about a week ago but, I reckon ya never know. scratch

Got some now, gave it a try but, I think I'll wait till morning to give the pipe a try.
Rather be disappointed then, then now. I've just got a feeling I'm gona be stuck this way for awhile. pale 
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:47 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Hey Ron

Have you tried Biotene? I've found it works for me when I go through occasional "funks" where nothing tastes of much.

There again you mentioned having a mild cold, and this could well be the culprit. Also, do you have any allergies that might be affected by the pollen this time of year? If so you might just have to wait it out.

HTH


Cheers,

RR

Biotene! That's it, I heard you guys talk about it before, I'll try some of that before getting hasty with anything else.
And as far as allergies, I don't know. I don't go to the doctor unless blood is pumping out of something or I'm in extreme pain. I reckon I might have but, pollen season here is about over and it started just about a week ago but, I reckon ya never know. scratch

Got some now, gave it a try but, I think I'll wait till morning to give the pipe a try.
Rather be disappointed then, then now. I've just got a feeling I'm gona be stuck this way for awhile.
 pale 

For me anyway, it takes a good few days of Biotene rinses before I start to see an improvement. There again I didn't have a cold, and I don't have allergies or am affected by pollen.

HTH


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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:47 pm

When it comes to allergies, asthma and respiratory maladies, the Sacramento valley is categorized as "Cruel and Unusual." The no-taste or distorted flavor thing happens to me at least 4 times a year, mostly in spring, summer or fall. It's all nasal, and your sniffer is not calibrated correctly. I can throw all the Flonase, Claritin, Allegra and any other BS allergy medication at it and no matter what, it is what it is and it's going to happen and it will persevere. Nothing and I mean nothing beats a regular saline sinus rinse using a Neti Pot. You need to be persistent with it otherwise it's of little use, but twice a day for a good week or two typically has me feeling a lot better and tasting things as they are meant to taste.
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:03 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
When it comes to allergies, asthma and respiratory maladies, the Sacramento valley is categorized as "Cruel and Unusual." The no-taste or distorted flavor thing happens to me at least 4 times a year, mostly in spring, summer or fall. It's all nasal, and your sniffer is not calibrated correctly. I can throw all the Flonase, Claritin, Allegra and any other BS allergy medication at it and no matter what, it is what it is and it's going to happen and it will persevere. Nothing and I mean nothing beats a regular saline sinus rinse using a Neti Pot. You need to be persistent with it otherwise it's of little use, but twice a day for a good week or two typically has me feeling a lot better and tasting things as they are meant to taste.    

I don't think its an allergy, my nose is not running, eyes not itching or burning, no stuffed up or congestion other then usual.
In fact there clear as a bell today. I tried some Biotene and having a strong urge for some nic I lit a pipe and found some improvement. Not complete improvement but, I tasted the tobacco yet it was not the usual taste but was satisfying to an extent without bitterness. I'll just have to wait it out it seems and pray for improvement.
I know this may seem like I'm putting too much value into being able to enjoy a pipe but, it's my only pleasure nowadays this side of buying pipes. Yeah, what a life, or no life but its mine and all I've got.  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:46 pm


I fine for myself snacking on apples or fruit slices, Sharp cheese and white wine gets me back in a few days.  study 
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PostSubject: Re: A WEEK OR MORE AND NO TASTE!   Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:09 pm

Boulder wrote:

I fine for myself snacking on apples or fruit slices, Sharp cheese and white wine gets me back in a few days.  study 

Although the Biotene is helping a lot I'll give the fruit and cheese a try but, no alcohol for me. Unless I want to start another bad habit back again..........falling down.  5) 
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