I started taking trileptal about a month and half ago and I am smelling things that aren't there or not smelling them. I keep complaining that our house smells bad but no one else can smell it and now my sense of taste has also changed. Things taste differently and sweet things are sweeter. It's not something I'll change meds for but is anyone else experiencing this?
I think I would rather have sweeter as a taste, I get bitter :( I think it might be my amitrip, taste changes are listed in the side effects (yet I didn't have this side effect when I took it about 16 years ago!).
Read your RX sheet on that drug. I think it might say that is a side effect. I have taken most of them but remember that one in paticula said it may change the way things taste.