I cant stand the PILLs NO More :(..PLease Help Me

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BabZ
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   Posted 4/22/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont know if anyone else has this problem, or maybe its just me, but I have RA, Eyrethema Nodosum,  Raynauds Phemonon, Gerds, & IBS...
 
I basically take soo much medications, that everytime I go to swallow a damm pill I start to Gag automatically..Today as i swallow a painkiller its gets stuck in my throat and the juice comes out of my nose, and i really thought the pill was gonna come out my nose too :( ...Soorry if i sound to graphic...
 
I sumtimes skip on my meds just to avoid feeling that gag like syndrome...and it sucks beucase i know when im off the meds im feeling even worse...
 
So if there are any suggestions on to avoid the gag like feeling, please let me know, any advice would be appreciated...
 
Thanks
BabZ

Shaleygirl
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   Posted 4/23/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, when my son was under 10 yrs old he had a huge problem swallowing pills and was getting too big for liquid children's meds.  The Dr. we were seeing said she had the same problem with her kids and told me to have my son take his pill with soda pop.  Due to the fizzing bubbles he no longer felt the pill going down.  I only let him have enough to take the meds not drink the entire soda to his chagrin!
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CaMama
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   Posted 4/23/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   

I'll have to try that.

I feel for you Babz, I've been there big time. I was skipping dosages as well because I just (literally) couldn't swallow any more pills! sad   Then I'd pay for it!

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sandie523
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   Posted 4/23/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
 Hey there CaMama,
 
   My sisiter in law has the same problem. Her trick is that when shes eating she puts the pill in her food so that when she swallows the pill it simply feels like shes eating. I duno it works for her maybe you can give it a try.
 
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BabZ
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   Posted 5/6/2007 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks every one for all the helpful advice.....

Kibbles
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   Posted 5/7/2007 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I use a straw to drink the liquid that I'm using to wash the pills down with. Somehow the shape your mouth gets in to use a straw , helps to not feel the pills. Hope one of these tricks works for you. Kibbles
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CaMama
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   Posted 5/7/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   

You know, I know it's not the healthiest or best way to take pills - but, I've been trying it on occasion with soda (like Shaleygirl suggested) and it does make a difference - not a lot, just enough to get them down. I know a "big glass of water" is recommended for a lot of them, but they sure go down easier! I think the fizz makes 'em float! tongue

Otherwise, I try to take them with a meal, and yeah, they do often go down easier then as well because I'm already in the swallowing/eating mode. I'll pop them in in-between bites.

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erin.K
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   Posted 5/8/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
after a while...much difficulty in pill taking is psychological...some people tend to get anxiety & stressed & that leads to "tightening" of your neck...the more relaxed you are, the easier it is to swallow.
another good tip: gelcaps or plastic shelled tablets, caplets...those suckers float! so if you swing your head back...all they are gonna do is move FORWARD to the front of your mouth. so with gel capsules, if you slightly tilt your chin to your chest & swallow...the capsule naturally "swims" towards the back of your mouth.
16 of the pills i take are tricky little suckers like that...

i also find, if you wet your throat first by taking a sip of water or something...it's easier to swallow.

i found a way (well it wors for me) when ya swallow a hard pill, and "it feels stuck" in your throat or it feel like it's "sideways"...drink something ice cold. the ice cold will "constrict" the area (making the tube wider) and makes the pill slip down faster. ya might think..."lemme' drink something warm or hot to "melt" it" but this only makes the tissues "dilate".
if you ever had pots n' pans "stuck" in one another...you'll find this "science experiment" holds true!
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CaMama
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   Posted 5/9/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the tips, erin. I'll keep in mind....which reminds me....I haven't taken my a.m. meds....

 


MysteryB
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   Posted 6/7/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, so I have no idea how old you are or if this is appropriate, but I have found that a little wine kills the gagging reflex. I use to gag so bad I'd vomit back up all my pills - yeah, super gross. A glass of wine with dinner, and now I just put the whole huge batch in at once and swallow right down with no issues.
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