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swallowing pills

Question Posted Friday January 18 2008, 8:11 am

So, I have the hardest time swallowing pills. It's weird, I use to be able to. But for some reason now I just can't do it. I know it's all in my head and I think I'll choke or something. Any advice?

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TheAnnie answered Saturday January 19 2008, 12:47 am:
cut the pill in half, if its smaller you will have a easier time swollowing it
also have some water with it
if those don't work then swollow the pill with food, like while your eating

good luck

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NeedAdvice21 answered Friday January 18 2008, 8:46 pm:
drink water while swallowing the pill and it will feel like u r drinking

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MAK answered Friday January 18 2008, 6:50 pm:
I usually hold the pill with my front teeth, and then just take several gigantic gulps of water. Don't let your tongue touch the pill while its in between your teeth, because then your brain will "recognize" it and you won't be able to swallow it because than your tongue will go up and block the way to the back of your mouth. That's kind of my theory, I found that that's what happens if you let your tongue touch the pill, so just letting you know its not scientific or anything =)

Also, you can always let the doctor know that you can't swallow pills, some of the time there are different varieties available. For headaches and such, there are dissolve-able pills that don't taste like anything, they're actually kind of sweet tasting.

~Maria, 16

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Sima answered Friday January 18 2008, 6:07 pm:
I had this SAME exact problem.

What you do, is have a cup of water ready, by your side.

Drink in a little bit of water, and HOLD IT in your mouth, don't swallow!

Quickly slip the pill inside, finish the rest of the water and swallow.


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orphans answered Friday January 18 2008, 4:25 pm:
So many people have this problem! Its nothing to fret could:

~Cut the pill in half and take them in little pieces

~(all my friends do this one) Eat something, like something like fruit, or anyone of your favorite foods, put the pill in your mouth and then take a bite of food. Dont think about the pill being in your mouth,and just chew and swallow regularly.

~if you are taking a pill that has powder in it, pull it apart, and poor the powder in yogurt,or ice cream, or on something like a banana and take a bite.
GoOd LuCk!!!

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crazyoutyamind answered Friday January 18 2008, 2:53 pm:
i used to have that problem too.

this kinda sounds weird,
but if you chew up some food like a banana and right before your about to swallow,
stick the pill in your mouth and swallow it with the food
you should not even feel it go down.
and then drink something afterwards

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ilovelila answered Friday January 18 2008, 12:59 pm:
My girlfriend had this problem.

1. Put the pill in the indentation in the middle of your tongue.

2. Drink water fast so your throat doesn't tense up when you think about it.

3. Try practicing with skittles or other small candy first.

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