MAK answered Friday January 18 2008, 11:50 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.
orphans answered Friday January 18 2008, 9:25 pm: So many people have this problem! Its nothing to fret about...you 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.
crazyoutyamind answered Friday January 18 2008, 7:53 pm: mmk,
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 [ crazyoutyamind's advice column | Ask crazyoutyamind A Question ]
ilovelila answered Friday January 18 2008, 5:59 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.
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