By Anonymous - 09/01/2014 19:02 - United States - Converse
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Well, I hope she isn't taking them at a different time and overdosing. If not, that's kind of childish (if she dislikes swallowing pills) unless she doesn't believe in medicine and whatnot.
You would think with all our technology they would make all pills in gummy form by now. Problem solved
I actually cannot swallow pills (crazy, I know), so Im just thanking my immune system Im not falling dreadfully ill and the only cure is a pill. Even when I've had to take pills (flu! Swine flu a few years before... Ugh..) I crushed them up and mixed it with pudding. The powder tastes vile, and I want to spit it out, but it's better than having it melt slowly in my mouth. Anyway, the point is OP's wife could just hate pills, which is stupid, or she can't swallow them very well. Even then, there are ways to take a pill without directly swallowing the capsule, so there aren't any exuses.
You can definitely swallow pills unless you have an abnormally small throat or you have a medical problem. When I was younger I couldn't swallow pills at all even small ones. You just to have to keep trying and force yourself . I can know swallow pills without water now.
*high five* We're just too cool to swallow pills :) Really though, I've tried every trick in the book with no avail. Small esophagus, screwed up tonsils and high gag reflex. *shrugs* It is what it is. I just learn the science behind the medication, consult a pharmacist when need be and chew, break things apart that I can. Man, some pills taste nasty, but you suck it up.
41 is right on! I was looking into one the other day that, if the entric coating dissolves too soon and the medication (which is supposed to begin dispursing just past the stomach) enters into a highly acidic environment, hydrolysis occurs and essentially a compound develops that is equivalent to an insecticide. Precious, huh? Soooo be careful and knowledgeable and always consult a pharmacist :)
Not to worry! I always check to be sure. The only pills Ive ever had to take were either not a capsule or completely safe to open. I don't get sick very often at all, so I hardly need pills. I have a very reflexive gag reflex as well as a weird sub-conscious movement I do with my tongue that swishes the pill to the side. Every liquid, yogurt, and trick in the book would not get the pill to go down, and once I almost chocked on it from coughing it up. (I once waited TOO long and the coating melted to pour that DELECTABLE powder on my tongue... -.-") anyway, I always check the pills, but I can't seem to ever swallow them.. *tear*
I despise taking pills as well. I manage to down a multivitamin most mornings because it's a fairly small caplet, but big huge pills? Forget about it. And I avoid taking antibiotics as much as possible because the side effects are killer. I had to take some a few months ago after a tooth extraction and ended up with a rash.
Yeah be careful with crushing or breaking the pill before you ingest it. when i was 13 and had surgery, i had oxycotin and i would break it in half because it was way too big for me. the nurses knew about it but didnt say anything to me or my mom. turns out, my severe asthma attacks after every pill was because the medicine was released too early and was damaging my respiratory system. it took forever, but i eventually learned how to take pills by 15 because all of the medicine i had to take. now i can take 3 at once! >:)
Agreed.. I usually drink a small amount of water and drop the pill in before swallowing to avoid any nasty taste. Then again, I've never had a problem swallowing pills like some other commenters I've seen so far. :( Although it does sound more like OP's wife is just being a prissy pants about it.