Problems with swallowing...

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Zoo Keeper
Problems with swallowing...

..pills!!! Get your minds out of the gutter people! I seriously have the hardest time swallowing pills....even the tiniest of ones. I will put water in my mouth and throw the pill and keep trying to swallow but it takes foreverrrrr. I think it has gotten worse as I have gotten older. I know it is completely pyschological because I can swallow a jolly rancher whole no problem but an itty bitty pill is torture! It's to the point where I will just live with a cold or headache rather than take something. Someone suggested a hypnotist...any ideas?

   

CritterKeeper
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This sounds completely bizarre, but try tilting your head FORWARD and trying to swallow with your gulp of water. It makes you think harder about how to get that water down your throat and you try harder, cause it's goin the wrong way, and the pill just slides down with it.

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

Hot2na
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crush it on a spoon w/jelly!

 

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LadyCerridwen48
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I'm terrible with pills, I gag on tiny little Sudaphed, never mind those huge supplements!  Have you tried a cup like this?

 

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Zoo Keeper
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No that looks cool! Where do I find it?

LadyCerridwen48
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Mine's slightly different than that, but I found mine at CVS.  I'm sure any major pharmacy chain will carry them.  I'd check near the pill cutters and dispensers first, and if it's not there, check by the baby boogie suckers and such.

 

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LBL
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 *gets head out of gutter*  :)  My mom used to crush them for me when I was little.  Umm... all I can think is to relax.  If I think about too much, I can't swallow them.  I have a hard time with calcium pills because they're HUGE.  I get nervous, and I'm like "Oh, God, I'm going to choke on it... " and sure enough, I cannot swallow the pill.  But if I relax and don't even think about it, then it goes right down.

 

 

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STaRDoGG
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You could try what I used to do to help my dog (rest his soul) get medicine down when he took ill.

I'd just crush it up and mix it in with his Alpo. Then I'd reward him with a nice tasty pig ear. You could skip the pig ear though.

LBL
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STaRDoGG wrote:

 Then I'd reward him with a nice tasty pig ear. You could skip the pig ear though.

 

Unless, ZooKeeper, you're into that sort of thing.  No questions asked here. :P  kidding.  anyway, yeah, StaRDoGG's right...  crush them into your food. 

 

 

 

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Zoo Keeper
Re: Problems with swallowing...

I'll definately pass on the pig ear and would go for 2na's jelly over Alpo but crushing them spreads the awful taste out! :(

STaRDoGG
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It's just like I used to tell me ex girlfriend: just close your eyes, plug your nose, and it'll go right down. :)

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