Every time I get angry, my saliva turns unpleasantly sour (or at least it feels such like that - it is sour and it burns me on the back part of the upper palate or somewhere there).

As kid I thought that everyone knows it, but recently I found out that I don't know anybody else. I have absolutely no problems with that, I'm just really interested.

Don't you have any idea what it could be caused by?

  • I would have hoped that this question might be not too personal, but the answers are already trying to provide a diagnosis out of nowhere, so voting to close. – rumtscho Apr 9 '16 at 12:39

The symptoms you are describing sound like the symptoms of GERD or similar illnesses. Since these can be exacerbated by stress(anger), that may be your answer.

Symptoms of GERD:

  • Sore throat

  • Dry cough

  • Bad breath

  • Hoarseness

But it doesn't have to be this, it could be related to what you are doing while angry:

Shouting, talking or excessive mouth breathing can cause your mouth to dry out and due to the lack of saliva can cause your mouth to develop a sour taste and the excessive shouting or dry throat can cause the burning. Once again this could be related to stress.

The most likely reason is that stress causes your taste buds to change. How they change differs from person to person, but there is evidence that under periods of intense stress, a person's sense of taste is altered with it.

Additional Info:

Based on your symptoms it would probably be best if you consulted your doctor on the etiology of this problem.

  • I can't confirm that, but I'll observe myself, if it happens to my again. Thx – Probably Apr 18 '16 at 17:30

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