Just wanted to give everyone undertaking chemotherapy treatment the benefit of my experience regarding sore mouth, lack of taste or food/drink tasting awful.
I had FEC/T and at the second treatment of T I mentioned to the nurse the taste problems I had been having. She told me that there is research being undertaken to find out if sucking ice lollies just before and during the infusion could help reduce these side effects, similar to cold cap for hair loss. I had three lollies then and my mouth was less sore and taste improved much quicker. At the last treatment I had five lollies and, Day 10, my taste has started to return and my mouth did not develop such a white coating.
This may be worth trying, hope it helps some people.