texasyankee - Have you ever tried taking pills with food? When I was first diagnosed with UC, I had never swallowed a whole pill in my life because I was afraid to swallow them. I would get so nervous that my throat would close up. I would just chew everything. Obviously, we can't do that with the meds we take for UC for the reasons that Red_34 lists above. So, I had to learn to swallow pills... or continue to be sick. I found that taking the pill with food is the only thing that works for me. Bananas work best. I just take a bite of banana, chew it up and then throw the pill in. I can't feel the pill in my mouth with the banana in there, and it goes right down. Just a thought from someone who used to not be able to swallow pills.
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)