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Posted 9/15/16

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NyxUlric wrote:

Crush it.
If it's capsules, you can remove the lids and swallow the powder inside.
First world problem solved.


A lot of medicine has a coating to make it dissolve slowly, throughout the day. Crushing those pills are bad. Make sure pills are not this type before you crush them.


Thanks, Dr. Oz.
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Posted 9/15/16

NyxUlric wrote:


Xxanthar wrote:


NyxUlric wrote:

Crush it.
If it's capsules, you can remove the lids and swallow the powder inside.
First world problem solved.


A lot of medicine has a coating to make it dissolve slowly, throughout the day. Crushing those pills are bad. Make sure pills are not this type before you crush them.


Thanks, Dr. Oz.


No problem, Dr. Derp.
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Posted 9/15/16
no i dont typically have problems even when theyre scary big
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Posted 9/15/16
Try it with applesauce.
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first a few things, trouble swallowing a people is a mental hang up. its not safe to take a pill without some sort of liquid assistance, it can irritate your esophagus. I find using milk makes swallowing pills easier. I used to be haunted by the idea. but now I am old and need pills like nexuim and zytec every day now I have no issues.
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I have had that exact same problem. Yes, it is partially due to reflexes, but it could be the result of latent dislike/ fear. I highly recommend using yogurt. It is the best solution to taking medicine, plus the natural probiotic in yogurt aids the effectiveness of your medicine.
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No, though I've developed a special way that I swallow pills. Through trial and error, I've learned to manipulate the muscles in the back of my throat and widen the space as much as I can.
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Ya it's just your body telling you not to Fucking swallow it.

Did Ya ever think of that??? Hmmmmmm?
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Yup happens to me.
So I just don't take medicine and hope I don't die...
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

If you can swallow food larger than the pill than it's probably not the pill's fault.


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I don't have any trouble with smaller pills. Bigger pills yes. The thing I do is pick one mouth, take water or other liquid tilt head back and swallow. Then same process with second pill.
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I used to have a similar problem. Whenever I had to take a pill of any kind, it always made me want to vomit. I mostly experienced this with medications. I kind of got over it once I started taking a multivitamin.

One thing that might help is to coat the pills with peanut butter or something similar to make it easier to swallow.
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No, I pretty much learned to swallow pills of any size since I was little. I would always laugh at one of my older brothers though, because he would have to take liquid or smash the pill.
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I have the same problem too. No matter how much liquid I drink with it or how much I throw my head back to try and get the pill to go further back, the pills just get stuck to my tongue and won't budge. So, I've just resigned to either chewing them or putting their contents onto a spoon and taking them that way.
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aeb0717 wrote:

No, though I've developed a special way that I swallow pills. Through trial and error, I've learned to manipulate the muscles in the back of my throat and widen the space as much as I can.


Where did you learn a trick like that? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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