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 4  Severe toenail fungal infection Started taking Terbinafine on 11/4/14. No side effects until yesterday 11/17 when I started having severe nausea. I am going to muscle through unless the doctor pulls me off of it because I am ALREADY seeing results on my toenails. Liver function test scheduled on 12/2. Also using tea tree oil on the nail bed... makes all the difference. As far as the nausea, what I am finding is that if I eat bland, easily digestible foods such as soup, applesauce, meal replacement shakes etc... it makes it easier to get through. Also ginger tea and mints. Sandals by summer! P.S. Not pregnant. F 32 12 days
250 1X D
11/18/2014
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 3  toe nail fungus After 10 days I felt very poorly but as I had taken this medicine before about fifteen years ago I remembered it had occurred before and was not concerned. However, at about two weeks I started to have a mild feeling of pain just to the right of my breastbone and had quite a bit of non-productive coughing. The feeling of pain in my chest spread to cover most of both of my lungs. After five weeks on the medicine the problems with my lungs have cleared up and I no longer have any chest pain. I was never short of breath. About 30 days in I started to experienced digestive upset with a lot of burping and mild nausea. I have found that drinking a lot of water helps. I plan to stay on this medicine throughout the entire 90 course of treatment unless bloodwork comes back that tells me to do otherwise. To the people who seem to think that toe nail fungus is just cosmetic: When I took this medicine before I had let the nail fungus live in my system for a long time. Not only did I have toe nail fungus but it also caused the skin on my feet to severely split enough that lint from the socks would get caught in the cracks and hold them open. I also developed severe painful seeping rashes on my wrists and the back of my neck. This fungus can get into your blood stream and become systemic. Do not allow the fungus to go without treatment for too long! F 63 56 days
250 mg 1X D
11/17/2014
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 1  toe fungus I took this medication for 4 weeks without problems. Then all of a sudden my taste buds were gone. I have been off it now for four weeks. Still can't taste anything!! Now I have to see an auto immune doctor because my recent blood work triggered. I know it's this medicine! Poison! F 40 1 months
120 mg
10/13/2014
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 1  toe nail fungus First two days of taking this drug i began vomitting. Felt fine afterwards ,but after 1.5 weeks of taking the drug i began to have severe right shoulder pain. The pain radiated down into my lower arm/hands on BOTH sides of my body now. I stopped the medication September 19th so I have been off it for about 3 weeks now. My body is still messed up. I have a burning 'hot' sensation in my arms and legs now and constant muscle pain. I am hoping this goes away after the meds leave my system. My doctor has referred me to a rhematologist (apparently Terbafine can cause a form of Lupus). I do not recommend this drug. I read before taking the medication the side effects, but since i'm a healthy 30 year old (workout 6 x /week) eat healthy, i didn't think i would be feeling the way i do. Not worth it!! F 30 3 weeks
250mg 1X D
10/13/2014

 2  Toenail fungus I've gotta stop taking this drug, I just feel grim. I'm not usually a quitter but I can't hit the gym hard at all and I have a pain in my upper gut that won't go away. I'll live with the funky toenails for the time being... Probably works if you're up for the challenge M 28 10 days
250 1X D
9/2/2014

 5  Nail fungus Everything was fine... Just dont think about the pill while taking it.. Drink lots and lots of water and eat food with it... I placed the pill on the back of my tongue when i took it jic. It takes time but it worked for me :) M 21 3 months
9/1/2014
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 2  I had a toenail infection on 3 toes Weight gain and loss of appetite- apparently signs the medicine was impairing the kidneys. Started gaining water weight (I know it was water cause I lost my appetite and wasn't eating much) googled it was a sign of impaired kidney function, and that made sense since so many on sites were saying they had metallic tastes in their mouth (another sign of kidney function deteriorating) and other signs of impaired kidney function. I am obese, so I guess I was prone to kidney problems on these lamisil pills, and reading other people complaints, they don't realize they are messing with their kidneys. I threw away the bottle without refilling it, and am hoping I lose the 8 lbs I gained while on this in one month with no appetite, crazy that doctors DON"t know about its effects on the kidneys! F 52 30 days
1X D
6/20/2014

 1  Toenail Fungus I experienced very hot sensations throughout my body. I felt like someone had punched my belly. My liver is in top condition though. This medicine is just very toxic! What a waste of money. Please don't keep using it if you feel any weird symptom. This antifungal is just way too toxic. Beware M 28 1 days
250 mg 1X D
6/14/2014

 1  Toenail fungus Loss of taste, nausea, body aches and flu symptoms Do not recommend. Loss of taste still isn't back. M 32 30 days
250 MG 1X D
5/12/2014

 2  Fungal nail infection (toe) Severe nausea, can't eat and thought of food makes me feel sick. Lack of appetite. Bloated - when I eat small amounts I feel like I've had a 3 course meal. Joint pains all over body, severe aching and weakness. Nerve pains in arm & hands - shooting pains down left arm and stabbing pains in fingers. Severe fatigue with no relief after sleep. Headaches (the kind where it hurts to move your eyeballs). Wobbly teeth??? Not heard of this one but my top teeth all wobble after eating. Very dark urine. And I don't seem to be urinating as much as previously despite drinking more water. Unsure if nail infection has gone yet. Hope I don't have to be on these tablets much longer, although they are helping me lose some weight! F 32 4 weeks
1x daily
4/27/2014

 3  toenail fungus Irritability within a couple of days of starting the prescription. Everything seems to bother me more than before. Loss of sex drive. Decreased appetite?(even though I am not experiencing a loss of taste like others are reporting). Constipation. I am on round two of this drug. Two toenails on one foot seem to have responded, the other two on the opposite foot did not. I am experiencing the same symptoms as I did with the first time I used it, so I'm fairly certain it must be related to drug side effects. F 43 90 days
1X D
4/9/2014

 2  toenail infection loss of taste, stopped med, told dr he didnt seem concerned said "never heard that happen" podiatrist/surgeon- anyway, i started drinking vitamin water with zinc-lemon and red flavor shortly -about a week,slowly started regaining taste-very slowly, now one month later most of taste is back-yay- except chocolate still tastes "funny" bland like, anyway everything else tastes good, have hope. Never using it again, too scary reading about the potential life threatening liver damage, dr. said toenail is cured., we'll see, it does feel better and looks ok, will take time to grow out . yippee F 49 29 days
250mg dail 1X D
3/23/2014

 1  Toenail fungus. After about 4 weeks I was noticing that food was tasting bland. I took another week to realize it was the medication. Almost complete loss of taste now. I really hope that my sense of taste comes back. I've been off the drug for 3 weeks now and still no taste. M 43 45 days
250 1X D
2/9/2014

 1  Fingernail Fungus DO NOT TAKE this medication, holy smokes!!!!! After taking for 56 days I developed severe panic disorder, extreme depression, non-stop anxiety!!! I also started clenching my teeth almost immediately after taking the medication and I developed TMJ because if, my jaw has dislocated at least 15-20 different times because of it. I have to hold the side of my face to chew food or my jaw will dislocate or lock up! It's been 5 months now and I'm still not better. I had to go on a bi-polar medication because the depression, panic attacks and anxiety were getting worse. I also need about $7,000 worth of dental work done now because if it!!!! Please do not take this! Just soak your fingernails or toes in vinegar twice a day for 15 minutes and the fungus will go away! No need for this crazy medication! BEWARE!!!!!!! F 29 8 weeks
200 MG
1/6/2014
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 2  toenail fungus missed one menstrual cycle, rash non-itchy over body. raised sugar levels, but toenail looking great! missed a menstrual cycle which is not normal for me, then after 4 weeks developed a rash over body, not itchy, stopped taking meds and rash went within a couple of weeks. Tried the tablet again one month later, no rash, stayed on it for 5 more weeks and then started feeling palpatations, insomnia. Stopped meds and now first time ever have had two raised blood sugar levels and have to go for further testing. Although my toe is looking great, I think I have had too many side effects to be confident of this drug. Has any one else had issues with raised blood sugar levels? Hope I dont become a diabetic and that my bloods go back to normal. F 51 9 weeks
250mgm 1X D
12/13/2013
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 2  Nail/skin fungal infection Doc put me on this med, even though I had thrush, and had been battling Candida yeast overgrowth for 11 years. He never believed I would have systemic infection and be walking around. Now, after 11 years it's affecting my nails, and skin. I was on 3 weeks when I lost my taste, and even noticed more white spots on my nails. Probably because I'm fighting candida and not your traditional nail fungus. I stopped the meds, right when I lost my taste, it's been a week, stuff still taste bitter & salty. TERRIBLE!! It might work for some, but I wish doctors would tell you about the risks, and not just leave it to us to read the pamphlets, and google it. Not to mention the risk to my liver as well! We're paying them to help us, not just experiment, so for god sake, take a culture and make sure it's the right medicine for the right freaking fungus! I will never take my taste buds for granted, I just hope taste even comes back! Time to find a new doctor. F 45 3 weeks
250MG
10/29/2013

 5  toe nail fungus taste off a bit, gas, bowel movements, light headaches 2nd time on laminal. this time i did a "PULSE" method; i took 500mg for 7 days then 3 weeks off then on again. i did this for 4 months. research a bit about the 'pulse' method. very good efficacy rates. just a bit behind the 3 months daily at 250mg a day, but a lot less problems/side effects. i think i read where laminal is at 90% effective on the 3 month deal and 80% doing the 'pulse' dosing. i had a mild case and decided to do pulsing. my nails and skin are looking good. i am at the end of the 4th pulse/month. ask your doc about this. it is not completely new, but more docs are starting to use this. i am satisfied to get rid of the fungus once again. M 51 4 months
500mg 1X D
10/8/2013
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 1  toenail fungal infection After taking oral Lamisil for 7 weeks developed altered taste sensation. All food and drinks (including water)tastes salty especially when swallowing . It is extremely unpleasant and after two weeks I have lost 5 kgs .My GP was unaware of this side effect. I have just commenced taking milk thistl to try and detox my liver and break down this medication. I am also taking zinc and vitamin . Finding citrus taste just tolerable , I hope this helps as I am finding eating so difficult and I am losing energy F 50 7 weeks
250mg 1X D
9/11/2013

 5  toenail fungus None F 21 4 weeks
6/30/2013

 3  TOENAIL FUNGUS HEARTBURN, TIRED (SLEEPY) AS HELL, INCREASE BOWEL MOVEMENT UP TO 3 OR 4 TIMES A DAY, 3 DAYS AFTER I STOPED THE MEDICATION I DEVELOPED COLD SORES ON MY UPPER LIP. I AM 48 Y/O VERY ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AND DECIDED START THIS MEDICATION TO GET RID OF THE FUNGUS ON MY TOENAILS. WENT TO SEE MY DOCTOR, HE PRESCRIBED ME LAMISIL 250 MG FOR 3 MONTHS ONCE A DAY. THE FIRST WEEK HAD NO SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL, I WAS VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT, BUT AT THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK I STARTED WITH SEVERE HEARTBURN, USING THE BATHROOM #2 VERY OFTEN, STOMACH CRAMPS, POOR APPETITE, AND VERY TIRED (SLEEPY). MY DOCTOR TOLD ME TO STOP THIS MEDICATION, 3 DAYS AFTER I DEVELOPED SORES ON MY LIP..MY TOENAILS LOOK BETTER, MEANING THE NEW GROWING PART LOOKS CLEAR, NOT SURE IF THE FINAL RESULTS YET, I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE NAILS FULLY GROW. M 48 2 weeks
250 MG 1X D
6/5/2013
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 1  Toe nail Loss of taste , tiredness, nausea and dark urine F 35 35 days
1X D
5/1/2013
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 1  Fungal toe nail Loss of appetite , dry mouth and awful taste disturbance sweet foods taste salty etc F 35 30 days
1X D
4/27/2013

 2  toenail fungus crazy itching all over the body F 33 17 days
1X D
4/4/2013

 5  2 fingers, all toe nails Morning stool-poison, lots of nasty gas during first 10 days It is important to go all the way with this drug because it is not needed just for cosmetic reasons, it can if candida is not treated, affect hart or other organs so it's worth to put up with it. As far as taste, so far no problem and in the booklet it says to take it with food. I noticed potential problem with awfull taste if I leave the pill a split second too long inside my mouth but now I make sure it goes down quick with mushy food(morning cereal), so so far no problem. It is alsp recommended to help the body and the drug by washing feet everyday and change cocks every day. If there are quite strong side effects of course we have to check back with Doc. M 64 90 days
250 1X D
3/24/2013
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 1  Toenail Fungus Severe nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, sore throoat, headache, joint pain and swelling, dizziness/spinning sensation, itchy rash head to toe, including "butterfly" rash on face. Took the generic version of Lamisil (terbinafine) to treat a fungal infection in two toenails. I experienced only mild side effects at first, but they were expected, so I didn't worry. Around the start of week four, they got MUCH worse; however, they occurred during flu/virus season, so I thought I had a nasty bug I couldn't get rid of. Seemed like my immune system was not working well, which scared me until I tracked the start of the symptoms. Coincided with the start of this medication. Called my doc, he told me to stop taking it immediately. Ten days later, some of the symptoms have eased up, but not all. Still have nausea, dizziness/spinning sensation, fever and chills, headaches and the itchy head to toe rash. Can hardly wait for this medication to clear my system. F 50 6 weeks
30 1X D
3/18/2013
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 1  Fingernail Fungus Loss of taste. Dry mouth. Constipation. Most importantly... Lack of sex drive. I've been done with the medicine for 2 weeks and I'm still having all the same side effects. None of them existed before I started taking this medicine. They all started within 1 to 2 weeks of starting Lamisil. I would not suggest to anyone to take this. Stay far away from this stuff. It worked on my nail fungus, but the rewards do not outweigh the problems. M 34 30 days
250 mg 1X D
1/12/2013
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 1  Toenail fungus My sense of taste started coming back after 12 weeks. What a relief! My experience is very similar to what has been described on this forum. I lived on diluted soups for weeks and could not taste anything sweet. Everything was salty and disgusting. Nuts and cheese surprisingly were not too bad. It is now 18 weeks since I stopped the tablets (under the generic name of Terbinafine) and although things are not back to normal yet, there has been a marked improvement even in the last few weeks. I wanted to come back to this forum as it brought me a lot of comfort to know I was not on my own suffering from awful food tastes. My GP had never heard of this although he had been prescribing the drug for 15 years. I was so worried it was going to be permanent. I can therefore say to other sufferers that things will improve but the progress is slow. Do not despair! F 53 5 weeks
250mg 1X D
1/3/2013

 1  Toe fungus Initially, dizziness. Severe loss of taste, salty taste in mouth, buttock/leg pain TAKE THIS DRUG AT YOUR OWN RISK. Many have had good results. The severe loss of sense of taste is almost unlivable and not worth the risk. You don't have any idea how much you enjoy the taste of food until you can't taste it anymore. I could live with the rear end/leg/hamstring/ankle pain (had to see a physical therapist), but am 5'6" and 120 lbs. and cannot afford the weight loss, especially when my doc did not tell me this could happen. I would NEVER have taken this medicine. I took it for 40 days of a 90 day course before I connected the med to my loss of taste; by then it was too late. Since my doc was on vacation, I d/c it myself. Quit taking it 6 days ago and trying to eat anything I can to sustain my weight. But food is bland and/or disgusting. Please think carefully about taking this medicine before you start, or, at the very least, reassess once your sense of taste even seems to be A LITTLE funny. F 40 40 days
250mg 1X D
12/29/2012
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 4  toenail fungus upset stomach I used this in the past with good results. Not only did my toenails look better but my eyebrows grew back in and the hair over most of my body grew in better. People should know they need to stop eating sugar and most starch. I'm using this drug in conjunction with a new way of eating. Also I read that a better protocol is to take lamisil for four weeks then off for four weeks then back on for four. Studies show this protocol is as effective as taking it all 12 weeks! This saves your liver and may reduce some of the side effects people are having. M 51 90 days
250 mg. 1X D
12/14/2012
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 4  Toenail fungus Lamisil is an antifungal, and antifungals kill candida yeast, everyone has some yeast but many people have too much which is why we get systemic disease like toenail fungus to begin with. The reason we can't all just use a cream is because it is in our bloodstream. So I am a sugar addict, drink wine nightly, live on caffeine, and love carbs. So of course I feel crappy after a few days of this medicine as it kills it all off. I have headaches, stomach discomfort, brain fog, itching, feel feverish, and lethergic. BUT I would also have all these symptoms if I did the natural diet and cut out the sugar, it is not just the Lamisil people. Take the test if you have symptoms of candidiasis and you will see, most of you probably do if you have toenail fungus. I can choose to eat sugar, try and consume alcohol and feel crappy in a month or two or I can try and wipe this whole thing out by eating healthy and feel great. By the way, this is my fourth time having toenail fungus. The first of which was in High School for which I saw a podiatrist who gave me Sporonox for 3 months with liver tests. Same terrible die off symptoms. Then it came back again in my late teens for which the same podiatrist gave me Lamisil, same die off symptoms but perfect nails again! Later in my 20's after I lost my insurance I talked my doctor into giving me Nizoral which also fixed the toenails and for which I felt miserable on initially. Now here I am again, in my 30's taking Lamisil again for toenail fungus after being years without insurance. I will always battle with yeast which feeds off the sugar I crave and will thus always risk relapse on the fungus. If I would consistently stay on a proper diet, who knows, maybe I could avoid this repetitive dance. F 33 90 days
250 1X D
10/1/2012

 1  Toenail Fungas Taste Loss Horrible experience with this drug. Dr. told me the only side effect to worry about was liver damage. Had me take a blood test for liver function before use, was all clear. Had a follow up test about 6 weeks into treatment, all clear. Sudden lost of taste around 50 days which I though was because of a cold or sinus infection. Stopped the drug as soon as I figured it out. It is miserable not being able to tast anything. I am hoping it returns soon. I have read many comments and it seems that it should be back but could take weeks or even months. I called the Dr. and he said he was unaware of this side effect and to stop taking the drug. (duh!) He said I should call the pharma company and talk with them. They told me this was a side effect and tastse should gradually return sometime between 3 - 4 weeks and 3 - 4 months! M 42 55 days
250 MG 1X D
10/1/2012
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 3  Toe fungus nausea, vomiting, breakthrough bleeding. I actually had a lot of side effects. Initially, I started taking the pill at night and I suffered from upset stomach and nausea. One night, I had a single beer and spent the rest of it puking up everything I ate the day before. I switched to taking the pill first thing in the morning and that finally stopped. I was even able to have a beer or glass of wine with dinner without that effect. Also, I am on birth control and experienced breakthrough bleeding. I never had it before (being regular for 8+ years) so it was quite a shock. I noted that I'm 'somewhat-satisfied' because it did get rid of my fungus. I guess from this forum this pill really does effect everyone differently. I would recommend checking out other options. F 23 3 months
250 1X D
8/30/2012

 1  toenail fungus Tryed hard to keep taking this tablet but had to stop after 30 days. I had really uncomfortable upset stomach, then strange burning in mouth and throat, dreadful taste in mouth, worrisome dull spasm streaking up both sides of head, ears popping. This drug must build up in the system as a couple of days after stopping the side effects were still continuing. I woke up with severe dizziness and vomiting, it was scary. It took a whole month to recover from the dizziness. It has been been 2 1/2 months since I stopped taking terbinfine and I am still suffering a burning prickly tongue. My advice is be very careful with this tablet, I don't think its worth the risk, try all the natural remedies first. I wish I did. F 48 30 days
250mg 1X D
8/18/2012
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 4  fungal toe infection severe nose and anal bleeds but well worth it. M 53 90 days
250 mg 1X D
8/14/2012
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 4  Toenail fungus (5 toenails) On day 25 I had taste disturbance during one meal but it went away. I noticed this happened the day I ate too many sweets so I've cut down on sugar dramatically. Bad rash developed the same day, but I stopped scratching and it went away. Liver enzyme test came normal after 4 weeks on treatment. But on day 44 I started experiencing extreme fatigue and really bad back pain. I've been consuming too much caffeine so this might have trigger the pain in combination w/the drug since I had been ok before consuming too much coffee. I have lost my appetite but if you have weight issues this might be a positive thing. I am determined to finish the treatment despite the symptoms since having toenail fungus has affected my self steem tremendously! Fungus feeds off sugar so I'm limiting my intake of sweets. As fungus dies, toxins from the decay of fungi is released into the body which cause symtoms, so drinking lots of water flushes them out. I see clear tonails growing now! Don't lose hope, just eat healthy, lots of water, and nail that fungus! F 25 45 days
250mg 1X D
8/13/2012

 1  Toenail Fungus Lost my tatse of everything. At exactly day 30 I noticed my food had a bitter taste and my water tasted like salt water. I thought that I was coming down with a cold. This was not the case. I quit taking the drug five days ago and it seems like my sense of taste is getting worse. If I knew that this same thing was happening to a lot of people...I would have never taken this drug. I am scared that I will never ge t my taste buds back again. F 41 30 days
250 MG 1X D
8/6/2012
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 1  big toenail fungus Worked fine for about 60 days until i statrted noticing my food didn't taste right by about day 70 I could not taste anything, my mouth tasted of salt water 24 hours a day. I quit taking them 6 days ago and am very depressed, I cannot taste food or drink adn am despondent over the thought of not being able to taste my food ever again. They should have warned me, I would not have taken, And for you people that think it would be good to take to lose weight, your asking for trouble. You WILL lose weight and the enjoyment of taste, possibly for good. EVEN water taste like salt water. Praying that my taste comes back soon. Would not encourage anyone to take this drug! F 55 70 days
250 mg 1X D
7/29/2012
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 1  Toenail Fungus I took this medicine for 6 days. At first I was just lethargic. I didnít want to leave the house and I had a horrible metallic taste in my mouth. I have been brushing my teeth 5-6 times a day. I actually got up in the middle of the night at 3:30am and brushed because of the taste. I now have swollen gums and a burning tongue sensation (taste buds are swollen and bleeding). My thinking is very foggy. I have to read things 4-5 times to understand. I have stopped taking this medicine and decided to try and fight the fungus topically. To those who have been helped by this medicine I'm very happy for you, but if you have a low immune system or are on a lot of other medicine I would suggest asking for something else. For me this has been pure poison. For me the side effects were worse than the issue I was trying to correct. F 44 90 days
250 mg 1X D
7/20/2012
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 3  Toenail Fungus I was suppose to be on this medication for 12 weeks but at week 7 I noticed a bad taste disturbance. Water was horrible, Coffee tasted like salt water, bread tasted like yeast and most other foods had no taste at all. At first I thought I had burned my tongue on but when it wasn't getting better and in fact taste was getting worse I realized it was the lamisil. I lost a total of 13 pounds which is a lot for me because I am only 4'11". The only thing that saved me was special K protein shakes. They tasted ok and would give me some nutrition. Anyway after 8 weeks without taste it slowly came back and at the 10 week mark I can say I have full recovery of my sense of taste. My toenails are cleared up also. I did have joint pain in my knees, ankles and lower back along with my taste loss. F 44 7 weeks
250mg 1X D
7/17/2012
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 1  nail fungus Awful metallic taste in my mouth - coffee, pop, food all have not taste. Sounds like it will take a long time for taste to get back. Looks like it cleared up my fingernail fungus but took away my taste buds. F 52 30 days
30 mg 1X D
7/16/2012
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 1  Toe Nail Discoloration I starting taking Terbinafine (Lamisil) and was only able to take 21 days of my 30 days supply. The reason for my discontinuing of this awful drug was because I suddenly broke out in this really back itch that is very hard to describe. The best way to describe it is imagine a itch that just continues to move throughout your body and no matter how much you scratch it just seems to get worst than before. Once it stops in one area it then begins in a entire new area. It leaves bruises on your body and oatmeal baths and benedryl just don't do it! I was prescribed this drug from my foot doctor after using a topical polish for about 8 months. The polish didn't work but, it also didn't give me this crazy itch that doesn't seem to be getting better. Been off this poison for about 3 weeks. The itching has subsided partially. Meaning, I am still itching like crazy just not as much throughout the day. I do try not to scratch but, it is very hard to ignore. The reason why I try not to scratch is because once I start it seems as if it don't stop! The only got thing Dr. Narenberg did was give me a liver profile because after experiencing the side effect I haven't been able to get in touch with him! F 37 3 weeks
250
7/12/2012

 1  Fungal nail infection Complete loss of normal taste, everything tasted bitter and disgusting. Tongue was numb, burning, and at times paining. Do not take this drug, it is extremely harmful. I have gone through hell for weeks with a disgusting bitter metallic taste in the mouth, and unable to taste anything. This is extremely distressing. My taste is only just starting to return after about 2 weeks, but it is very slow to return. Be warned! This drug is terrible, its not worth the risk. M 52 6 weeks
250mg 1X D
7/6/2012
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 3  Scalp ringworm infection On first taking this medicine i experienced vertigo and light headedness and a severe headache that lasted 14 days, and it never stopped at night either it was constant,but once the head ache passed i experienced a grumbling gut and the runs,then my taste buds were affected and foods tasted odd not as they should,at times i could feel food in my mouth but no taste at all which seemed odd and i always smelt of them a bit like a chalky smell,i also suffered terrible joint pain and needed a walking stick to get around and i was only 30 but felt 90 the aches were that bad,my GP kept prescribing them he told me to carry on and before i know it 10 years went by,then he told me to stop he felt it was long enough to be on them,my infection cleared up well but my skin was left with another ailment which is why i was on them so long the symptoms of infection were the same,so my infection may have healed long ago,when i stopped taking them it took a month for the smell of them in my urine to fade More care should be taken by doctors while a patient is on them,i feel they are a dangerous drug that should be prescribed with caution and patients need to be told of all the things that may happen to them while on them. F 10 years
250mg 1X D
6/26/2012

 3  Toenail Fungus After many attempts of topical treatments, this seems to be the first thing which actually is helping my toe -- very slow going, but it seems like new growth is clear and healthy. However, I also take birth control pills and it seems I am experiencing the side effect of "irregular periods" -- I haven't had a period for 3 months now (I am not pregnant.) I'm not completely sure this is due to the Lamisil but as it is a very harsh drug and this side effect is listed, I am assuming this is the reason. Has anyone else experienced this side effect? I am going for bloodwork and further tests next week to rule out other causes and will stop Lamisil if it is the only remaining factor. At the moment I really don't feel at ease continuing this medication, which is a shame because it does actually seem to be working! F 32 25 days
250MG 1X D
5/22/2012
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 1  toenail fungus After taking for 14 weeks, woke with sudden odd, coated feeling in mouth and loss of taste. Over the next few days I also experienced an extremely unpleasant metallic taste in the mouth and irritated skin in patches in the mouth. I also had a strange feeling of listlessness and fatigue, very untypical for me. A dentist identified Terbinefine as the likely cause and I stopped taking it one week ago, metallic taste is mostly gone but odd coated feeling, lack of taste sensation remains. The dentist told me that it could take months to return to normal sensations. The toenail fungus is still there. This is a lesson for me; I will never again take without first carefully reading about it and weigh the associated risks. I hope to regain my full sense of taste eventually and hope that other body functions have not been damaged by this medicine. F 61 14 weeks
125 1X D
5/13/2012
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 1  Toe nail fungus Metallic Taste Noticed a change in taste after 2 months. Called the pharmacist and my Doctor. Pharmacist says continue to take, refilled RX. Doctor then called and said stopped taking it. Just wasted money. I stopped. Looks like the toe nail is growing in clear. Can't really tell for sure. The loss of taste is not worth it. I'll do like I have been doing, use dark nail polish. F 51 60 days
250 mg 1X D
4/13/2012

 4  toenail fungus brief but intense light headedness followed by nausea, gassy, slight change in appetite, dry skin especially on arms and stomach, slight lower back pain. This is wierd but one day each week (every thursday) I have a very intense but brief light headedness followed by nausea until I can lay down. The last time this happened I skipped the pill that night and felt great until today (thursday of course). I'm skipping the pill tonight and we'll see how I feel tomorrow. I was going to stop but the other posts here gave me the courage to keep going. I saw on one post where the person took the pill every other day. I may try something like that if my Thursday feeling bad routine holds up. I've had one follow up liver exam and all looked good. 9.5 weeks to go! M 32 15 days
250 1X D
3/29/2012

 1  Toenail fungus Headache, dizziness, metallic taste in mouth and diarrhea. Was supposed to take for one month and was told by physician that it was a toxic as acetaminophen. By and large, I feel most Dr.s tend to be pill pushers and disregard some of these serious side effects. I don't even know if this has affected my liver? I would never recommend taking this medication. F 37 5 days
250 1X D
2/11/2012

 1  toenail fungus stomach ache, headache, lethargy, slight dizziness. A drug that messes with you this badly just isn't worth taking for a mostly cosmetic problem. Not to invite spammers, but has anyone found a safer alternative? M 68 2 weeks
250mg 1X D
2/8/2012
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 1  toenail fungus It has been almost 10 weeks since my tastebuds disappeared and I can now report that thankfully, things are getting back to normal. I still have a slightly metallic aftertaste with sweet foods and most liquids, but I can enjoy eating and drinking once more. Hopefully in a couple of weeks my sense of taste will be 100%. M 64
250mg 1X D
2/5/2012
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 5  toenail fungus None F 42 3 weeks
30 mg
2/3/2012

 5  finger nail fungus None Worked great. I've had fungus in my thumb nail for 30 plus years and now it looks normal. M 42 8 months
250 MG 1X D
1/19/2012
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 5  fungus, toenails, fingernails, hand None, according to this forum. Came here to see if anyone else had gained weight. I have gained quite a bit over the past 60+ days since I started taking this, but can't really pin it on this drug. I quit smoking 2 years ago and didn't gain anything at first, but lately have packed it on. Don't know if this drug is affecting my appetite (hungry all the time) or if it is just a holiday thing. F 57 90 days
250mg 1X D
1/2/2012

 3  Ringworm/Toenail infection severe headache After reading these comments, and having experienced a severe headache after only one dose, it does appear this medicine works immediately. Today I read these comments, and many of the side effects seem to be as a result of the candida (the infection) dying off. If you read about Candida, it appears there are some dietary and supplements that might be helpful. I am going to stay on the Lamisil, try taking it at night as suggested without it touching my tongue, and introduce the diet changes as suggested by the Candida diet site. I will re-post assuming it is helpful. F 45 1 days
250mg 1X D
12/23/2011

 1  toenail fungus Loss of taste, after taking for 5 weeks all food and beverages have terrible taste or little to no taste. Bitter taste in my mouth all the time and everything taste like cardboard. F 53 27 days
250mg 1X D
12/21/2011

 1   First metallic taste - this went away Then horrible salty taste that has persisted for over a week. Everything I love to eat - coffee,even water and most foods except for ones that are already salty taste terrible. I quit. Not worth it to me - back to the home/folk remedies or living with nasty toes. If it screws with my body that much it can't be good. F 41 45 days
250 1X D
12/12/2011
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 3  Finger nail Muscle aches and tingling and numbness. I need to be on this medication for 5 more weeks but will have to discontinue againsts my doctors request to continue. I've been tingling for 8 days (24/7) and muscle aches for 5 days. I made an appointment to see my doctor and my blood panel was within normal limits. Went to acupuncturist and he said poor circulation. I work out 3 days a week (2 days swimming) and eat right. No other major changes in lifestyle and couldn't figure out why my body feels like this. M 36 7 weeks
1X D
12/11/2011
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 1  toenail fungus after 50 days i noticed that certain foods were not tasting like they should. i didn't connect the lamisil to the taste loss. at 60 days i made the connection and stopped taking it. it's been 18 days since i stopped and still can't taste certain foods. I have no sense of sweet items which is killing me. some foods actually taste HORRIBLE such as breads and starches. I am very unhappy that I even asked my family doctor about my toe. i should have gone to a podiatrist. M 62 60 days
50MG 1X D
12/9/2011

 5  Toe nail fungus Two very bad migraines the first two weeks, which I noticed was when I drank some alcohol. ( one glass of wine the first time and te second time a martini and a beer). After that though no side effects at all. I was at first terrified to take Lamisil after reading up on it and warning I received from the Pharmacist, but so far it has worked amazing for me. My fungus had spread to several of my toes resulting in one of my toe nails splitting in half and the other completely falling off. My nails now, all except of course the one which fell off, look almost normal. I would defintly recommend Lamisil. F 36 2 months
250 1X D
9/21/2011
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 5  finger and toenail fungus Arms itching for one day No side effects whatsoever. I stick the pill in a piece of jello and swallow it. Therefore, I do not taste the pill whatsoever. I keep six packs of jello available at all times. One container of jello has lasted me 17 days. Haven't noticed any difference in toenails or fingernails yet. Waiting. F 49 17 days
250 1X D
9/17/2011
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