About two years ago I started to experience this disgusting fishy taste when I burped, I do not take fish oil supplements or any medication apart from a probiotic and spirulina. The taste would continue for a long time and effect what I ate, how I felt, as it would be the warning signal for other symptoms to start occurring of diarrhoea, vomiting, bloating and nausea. I have always been extremely Heath conscious and a good eater, I rarely ever eat processed foods and if I do the only thing I have is dark chocolate. I have been this way for about eight years and almost my entire life. As the problem persisted doctors could not diagnose me, I did numerous blood tests (my iron levels were fine, my white cell count was too) tests for being gluten or lactose intolerant were negative. I had x rays of my stomach, I had collonoscopies and gastrophscopies done and nothing changed. After barely eating, (I had already been a vegetarian since I was 15 and began veganism and a gluten/lactose free diet) nothing had changed the taste would always come back sometimes once a week sometimes 50 times a day or more. A year later I went to a specialist in herbal practises and through a series of tests she said that I was gluten, lactose and a numerous amount of other fruits, vegetables, condiments, meats that I was intolerant to. For three months I did not have any of these products and I completely cured myself of all the problems, I also had allergies to grasses and pollens which I took immunisation needles for three years for every week, and that only cured up to 17% whereas the diet change cured everything. I no longer experienced the taste, nor the allergies until now. A year later and more stress related problems have entered my life (as did before and was a reason for doctors to believe why this occurred originally, for due to stressful events in the past my body had literally flipped its way of working to the point where I was vomiting diaoreha) now the taste has come back, I am still on the same diet, allergies are gone, but this taste still is here. I know this is an insane problem but doctors have never been able to cure me, maybe somebody else out there understands my situation. Pleae help if you can.
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on August 07, 2012
at 01:07 AM
You take a blue-green algae supplement and you wonder why your burps smell like fish? If you don't like the taste get a burp-less algae supplement.
on August 07, 2012
at 01:21 AM
This is a disease that is characterized by a "fishy" odor. There is no physical symptoms associated but it is the only thing I can think of that will produce this smell from a dietary source. Hope this helps!